We fund programs and services that:

  • Support individuals to be strong parents
  • Ensure children are ready for school
  • Build positive role models and mentoring for children and youth
  • Support youth to stay in school and transition to a meaningful work life

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Our Investments

United Way invested $949,304 in 2015 to support children and youth in our community to grow up healthy and achieve success.

Thanks to the impactful work of our community partners, here are some examples of the life changing results we achieved together:

  • 5,669 children and their families received counselling, crisis intervention and support to cope with stress and anxiety.
  • 2,847 parents and grandparents received advice and guidance to help foster the growth of their families.
  • 1,599 youth, age 7 to 11, accessed programs to build self confidence and life skills.

 

What We Know

Trend

Growing up can be tough. Not every parent has access to the essential building blocks to raise a healthy child. Too often preschoolers are not ready to learn and children don’t have a safe place to go after school. Alarming numbers of young people are not completing high school and are experiencing unemployment.

What We Do

Goal

To help children and youth get on the right path to succeed in life by investing in their development from early childhood to young adulthood.

How We Do It

Strategy

United Way works to ensure that every infant grows into a healthy child; every child has the support he or she needs to do well in school; and every young person makes a successful transition into post secondary or the workforce.

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