Announcing $30K of Funding to Youth-Driven Projects in our Region!

We are thrilled to share the news that 4 amazing youth-driven projects in the Clayoquot Biosphere Region will receive a total of $30,000 through our Future Launch granting area! These projects are all:

  • led/co-led by youth leaders
  • designed to support youth growth, leadership, and skills development
  • directly addressing urgent community needs as voiced by our region's youth

Without further ado, the projects funded through Future Launch are: 

1) Outward Bound for Grieving Youth of West Coast Communities

A canoe/kayak trip for a group of youth who are processing grief.  Applicants: Tara Souch (West Coast Community Resource Society), Benia Kalus (Youth, Outdoor Educator). 

2)Silk-screening for youth

A youth-led art project to design, create and showcase hand-made silk-screened prints by young aspiring artists.  Applicants: Hjalmer Wenstob (Youth/Artist) and Timothy Masso (Youth). Partner organization: Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government.

3) Tla-o-qui-aht Youth Conference 

A youth conference to teach youth about boundaries, self-care, healthy choices, and cultural awareness. Applicants: Margarete Wagner (Youth Coordinator, Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation) Amy Charlie, Daniel Williams, Rochelle Bob, Dakota Potter (Youth Leaders).

4) West Coast Youth Food Project

A program focused on providing youth with healthy food for their everyday lives and school week while educating them on cooking, nutrition and healthy living practices. Applicants: Toni Buston (Youth Program Coordinator, Ucluelet Community Centre), Mazie Ludwig and Jackson Epp (Youth Leaders). Partner organization: District of Ucluelet.

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Future Launch is made possible in part with support from the RBC Foundation and Community Foundations of Canada the through the #RBCFLChallenge, a bold youth-led initiative to help young people lead, develop skills, gain experience, and build new relationships in 150 communities across Canada. 

 

2019 Neighbourhood Small Grants Announced

October 29, 2019
We're so grateful for all the amazing community members who are taking on a Neighbourhood Small Grant project this year This blog post includes a list of all the funded projects, the organizers, the approximate dates, and a summary of the project in the organizers' words. Make sure to check out what events are happening in your neighbourhood!