United Way Funding – $43,394.00
1) Accredited Supports to the Community – $8,000.00
Healthy Families is a Home Visitation program for families with children 0-6 years. Providing in-home support, information and referrals in the areas of child development, positive parenting, family support, and community resources. Following guidelines established for Home Visitation by the Alberta Human Services Ministry and are members of the Alberta Home Visitation Network Association. The program has the unique ability to work with a family until the youngest child reaches school age. This allows that some families are on caseload for a few months, some for a few years.
2) Chestermere Women’s Crisis Society – $32,894.00
Outreach Program is open to Chestermere’s women who may be experiencing domestic abuse or require assistance with providing basic needs for themselves and their children. The goal is to ensure easy access to resources at all times, and to feel supported in; basic needs, housing, court and legal, advocacy, emergency accommodation, community navigation, financial awareness, and a 24 hour crisis line. Awareness is made in the community through public activities, social media, flyers, and partnerships.
3) Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta – $2,500.00
Financial Literacy, Work Readiness, and Entrepreneurship for Chestermere Youth is comprised of 11 unique, age-appropriate and curriculum aligned programs. The program establishes skills at a young age and builds upon them in a consistent manner as students progress in a school setting from grades 1 to 12.
FCSS Funding – $63,230.00
1) Camp Chestermere – $11,480.00
The Volunteer Mentorship Program Coordinator interviews potential people who have been recommended through the Gateway program run by the Calgary Police Service. This coordinator provides more one on one assistance to the participants and supervises them while onsite at the camp. The position was expanded in 2018 to be able to welcome more participants who may have been recommended by their parents, other local agencies and the local RCMP detachment. The coordinator will also manage requests from volunteers in the community who wish to fulfil roles at the camp in the work crews, kitchen, water sports and more.
2) Chestermere Public Library – $4,500.00
Afterschool at CPL is a free and inclusive program with various activities and different focuses set for each day for children and families outside of school setting.
3) Synergy – $47,250.00
SHOUT Based on the One Circle Curriculum, the weekly SHOUT Boys/Girls Program has been delivered to the community and local schools for several years. Program Coordinators are able to adapt the program content and activities to meet the specific needs of youth ages 10-13 as well as 13+ in each session. Each program has individual lesson plans with goals that target fundamental aspects of youth development which include goals of building healthy relationships.