Saanich youth projects earn $32,000 in grants

A pair of Saanich-based youth initiatives have earned grants from the Coast Capital Savings Young Leaders Community Councils

A pair of Saanich-based youth initiatives have earned grants from the Coast Capital Savings Young Leaders Community Councils’ community grant program.

Saanich Commonwealth Place’s Youth at Risk Moving Forward has earned a $7,000 grant while the successful CanAssist-run TeenWork program (housed out of the Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities at the University of Victoria) received $25,000.

The goal of Moving Forward is to foster positive relationships between youth at risk and their mentors and to support the creation and maintenance of healthy behaviours such as sport, exercise, volunteerism, job skills training and community engagement. TeenWork is an innovative program that puts young people with disabilities into the work place by helping them find and retain paid part-time employment with local businesses.

The money comes from the Coast Capital Savings Young Leaders Community Councils’ community grant program and was announced on March 11. In total, a list of several Vancouver Island projects will receive $342,000 in funding. The grants are reviewed by Young Leaders Community Councils and they best decide how best allocate the credit union’s community investment funding.

“The Young Leaders Community Council’s ‘for youth, by youth’ approach really sets it apart,” said Linley Faulkner, returning council member and 2016 council chair for Vancouver Island. “It’s so empowering to have the chance to work with other young people to support programs that have such a positive impact on our communities.”

 

news@saanichnews.com

 

 

Just Posted

Head of Victoria homebuilders says provincial budget won’t solve housing crisis

Casey Edge of Victoria Residential Builders Association dismisses more modular housing as a band-aid

Oak Bay one step closer to deer immunocontraceptive test

Up to 80 deer could be given ‘birth control’ vaccine in the fall

Parents still seek clarity for future of Victor School

Motion avoided to remove special needs Victor School from boundary review proposal

Two missing Victoria children found safe

VicPD responded to two separate missing children calls Tuesday

Study moves Oak Bay closer to contraceptive control for problem deer

The report says between 78 and 128 black tail deer live in the affluent beach-side community

VIDEO: Massive elk herd runs across Washington State highway

Elk have been making an appearance in the Pacific Northwest

Greater Victoria Wanted List for the week of Feb. 19

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

$10-a-day child care not in 2019 budget, but advocate not irked

Sharon Gregson with the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of B.C. says NDP on track to deliver promise

Winter storm freezes U.S., halts air travel

Storm dumps snow or heavy rain, snarls travel in much of U.S.

Gwyneth Paltrow: Skier sued me to exploit my fame, wealth

The incident happened in Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah

B.C. Seniors Advocate questions labour shortage in care homes

Are there really no workers, or are care aide wages too low?

B.C. business groups worry about looming economic decline in wake of NDP budget

The party’s second government budget focused on plenty of spending, business advocates say

Man injured in police shooting near Nelson has died: B.C. police watchdog

The death follows an incident in Bonnington on Feb. 13

Experts urge caution after 10 human-triggered avalanches across B.C.

One man is still stuck after avalanche on south coast

Most Read