120,000 people in the Alberta Capital Region live in poverty - 37,000 of them are children. Sign this statement of support to join United Way, its partners and community members as we work together to Create Pathways Out of Poverty.
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Funded Partner: Canadian National Institute for the Blind Amount Allocated: $159,979 Program Description: Training that is offered to youth ages 12-18 and adults so they are able to recognize, identify, connect and empower victims of violence and abuse to seek out the community supports they need to be successful.
Funded Partner: Canadian Red Cross-Central & Northern Alberta Amount Allocated: $173,033 Program Description: Songs, rhymes, storytelling and snack time offered to families with young children to build vocabulary, and increase parent-child interactions to enhance attachment in an environment rich with language.
Funded Partner: Centre for Family Literacy Amount Allocated: $101,184 Program Description: This bus filled with books and literacy tools travels to vulnerable neighbourhoods across the city allowing families with children ages 0-5 years to promote social, emotional and cognitive development in their children.
Funded Partner: Centre for Family Literacy Amount Allocated: $69,360 Program Description: Provides sexuality related information, support and resources.
Funded Partner: Bissell Centre Amount Allocated: $363,916 Program Description: Provides the support of a caring role model to vulnerable children and youth, helping them recognize and reach their full potential.
Funded Partner: Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area Amount Allocated: 7,861 Program Description: Keep kids safe after school and during the summer break by providing academic, cultural and recreational activities at clubs, schools and community spaces.
Funded Partner: Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area Amount Allocated: 6,657 Program Description: A daily after school and summer drop in program with recreational and educational activities for children and youth.
Funded Partner: Boys and Girls Club of Leduc Amount Allocated: ,020 Program Description: Ensures children and youth from 0-21 years of age who are blind or partially sighted receive appropriate support services throughout the many stages of their development.
These fact-based educational presentations enhance the ability of teachers, parents and peers to support youth as they make decisions about their own sexuality and practices.