A community is only as strong as its most vulnerable citizens. On far too many occasions, residents find difficulty in accessing essential services they need to succeed. These barriers are often amplified for seniors, people living with disabilities and newcomers, leading to challenges like social exclusion and issues related to mental health.
Improve access and availability of the resources needed to revitalize and strengthen neighbourhoods.
At the core, the foundation for a strong community starts with investing in services and supports for people and families in need. We all share in the benefits of a healthy, vibrant, prosperous community.
Your support makes a difference. In 2018:
2,765 people accessed coaching and counselling services to improve their sense of security and well-being.
40 volunteers received mental health first-aid training certification.
1,778 women and children who were victims of domestic/partner violence found safety and security.
232 individuals with learning or physical disabilities accessed supports including assistive devices, educational, and recreational activities reducing stress and isolation.