2018 Impact Grant Recipients
The purpose of our Impact Grants is to provide funds for projects or programs that will have a positive impact on the community and that would not occur without the Foundation’s support. The Impact Grant will represent a significant component of the project’s overall budget, but preference will be given to projects that are able to leverage funds from other sources as a result of the Foundation’s grant.
Family Enrichment and Counselling Inc., along with Partners for Youth Inc. have been selected to receive the Fredericton Community Foundation’s Impact Grants for 2018. The awards are valued at $15,000 and $10,000, respectively.
Family enrichment & COunselling Service inc.
Family Enrichment and Counselling Service Fredericton is a non-profit, community agency helping our vulnerable population since 1974. Over their forty-four years of operation they have been pleased to offer counselling services, educational programs and critical incident stress debriefing to the Greater Fredericton Area.
They have been offering a variety of mental health services to children (using play-based therapy); counselling for couples; individuals; families; military members and a variety of EAP programs. With their professional and confidential services our counsellors can help with challenges involving abuse (physical; mental; emotional; sexual and financial); anger; anxiety; bullying (at work or school); depression; separation; divorce; parenting; relationship issues; grief; conflict resolution; self-esteem; stress and suicide.
They are pleased that we are able to provide subsidies for counselling services to our clients with grants from the United Way and Department of Social Development. This funding allows residents of the greater Fredericton area to find a reliable, cost effective counselling option.
With the support and funding from the Fredericton Community Foundation they would like to work with a variety of community stakeholders to improve access to mental health services and programs. A goal of reducing wait times by having mental health serving agencies agree to work collaboratively together to provide the right service at the right time with the right intensity.
They will help move their community forward by gathering on December 3, 2018 at the Wu Conference Center. This day of learning from each other and discovering what we can do to improve mental health services in Greater Fredericton. Come help us and become part of the solution for their “Paving the Way” project. Without the Fredericton Community Foundation this project would not be possible.
Partners for Youth Inc.
Founded in 1994 by former Senator the Hon. Jim Ross, the mission of Partners for Youth Inc. is to engage youth facing challenges and obstacles in their lives to become capable, connected and contributing members of their communities. PFY achieves its mission through innovative programs and services which promote experiential learning in safe, supportive and rewarding environments, in collaboration with public, private and not for profit partners.
The only program of its kind in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, “Making Waves/Vague par vague”, is a successful and evidence-based teen healthy relationships program for youth. It is delivered within a youth engagement model where the participation of youth as facilitators and participants is key to its success. The focus on young women as leaders in the development of materials and the overall direction of the program is significant.
Youth come together to take part in a series of workshops and activities and then work with support staff to develop an action plan for delivery at their local schools or communities. This peer-based train the trainer program is unique and allows youth to educate and engage their peers on healthy relationships and relationship violence prevention.
The Impact Grant will enable them to specifically partner and then deliver this innovative initiative to First Nations youth and communities in the greater Fredericton river valley region, such as the communities of Kingsclear, St. Mary’s, and Oromocto.