Empowering Community Groups
Each year in conjunction with Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) the Town of Peace River grants money to community-based programs and groups. Applications are received at the beginning of each year and then reviewed by the FCSS Board.
This year nine organizations brought forth eligible ideas, which were allocated a total of $40,000.
These organizations offer programs geared towards preventative social services and had to offer itemized budgets to complement their proposal. We’re pleased to be able o offer this program each year through the support of FCSS.
Below is information on the disbursement as well as links to more information.
|Name of Group||Funding Awarded||Project or Initiative||Details|
|Sagitawa Friendship Society||$15,000.00||Ground Level Youth Centre||Ground Level Youth Centre provides programs and activities that connect youth with positive, caring and supporting adult role models to assist youth to build on their strengths, and encourage them to be the best that they can be.|
|A Touch of A Horse||$2,334.00||Equine Assisted Learning Program||This program increases a participants communication skills, confidence, trust, respect, teamwork and leadership while using a horse as their catalyst for learning. No riding takes place, the horse is used as a learning tool/assistant.|
|Beyond the Heart Clubhouse||$700.00||Mental Health Anti Stigma Campaign||Helping fund their booklet publication project: My Life, My Story.|
|Peace River Regional Restorative Justice Association||$4,000.00||Volunteer Training for Restorative Justice Program||Recruitment, training and ongoing development of community volunteers.|
|Purple Rung Foundation||$3,750.00||Homeless count, volunteer training, and/or needs assessment initiative||Funding contributes to the collection of data to help address the issue of homelessness in Peace River and to create networks with local non profits and groups that serve and support those in need.|
|Peace River School Division||$3,000||Funding for Youth Education Support Workers||Funding supports the provision of universal, targeted, and limited indicated supports for children, youth and families in the areas of mental health and addiction, and social and emotional learning.|
|Peace Association for Lifelong Learning||$3,750.00||We Are One Peace||To begin the engagement of community volunteers and allies to: 1) Develop and provide multicultural education, 2) Anti-Racism initiatives and awareness strategies|
|Peace Regional Outreach Student and Daycare Support Society||$7,500.00||Youth Counselor Positions||Short term counselling information, health programming, and community referral for students that attend Outreach School.|