Sharon Martin Community Health Fund - SMART Fund

Sharon Martin
Community Health Fund

The SMART Fund

Currently Funded Programs - Youth-at-Risk

Bella Coola Stories for Health
Bella Coola Valley Learning Society
Establish leadership roles for youth and support better relationships with community Elders with a focus on increasing community cohesion by creating a collection of digital stories that document the health of the community.

Dusk to Dawn
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Provides a safe environment and an extensive, coordinated, and comprehensive social support network for street youth through the engagement of youth volunteers and peer mentors. Assists youth in moving off the street, supports them in embracing healthier lifestyles through skill development and employment initiatives. Youth who are part of the program also take an active role in advising Directions Youth Services on their programs and procedures.

I Can Choose, We Can Choose
Collingwood Neighbourhood House Society
Improves the overall health and well being of children and youth in Renfrew-Collingwood by developing and coordinating a community based drug and alcohol prevention program. Using peer-led education programs engages youth in leadership roles, provides information that enables children and youth to make positive choices, and builds positive relationships between children, youth, parents and community members around drug and alcohol issues.

Our Youth, Our Future
Musqueam Indian Band
Offers capacity building activities to Musqueam youth to promote healthy lifestyles and develop self-esteem through cultural awareness and cultural teachings, educational workshops and physical activities. Supports leadership opportunities for the youth through an Advisory Youth Council.

Powell River Society Support Network
Powell River Employment Program Society
Build mentoring and peer relationships between youth participants, staff and community members to assist the integration of vulnerable young adults into community while promotion healthy lifestyle behaviours to improve their long-term mental and physical well-being.

Richmond Youth Media Program
Richmond Addiction Services Society
Engage youth, who are often hard to reach and disconnected from support services, to a program they will find attractive which help them build employment skills and link them to health and community services.

Youth Coordinator and Youth Council for Broadway Youth Resource Centre (BYRC)
Pacific Community Resources Society
Provides at-risk-youth with meaningful volunteer opportunities in the Centre and in the community, thereby improving access and service provision to youth, and strengthening the capacity of youth to make healthy lifestyle decisions.  Youth gain human service skills, develop a healthy social network, and work with other community members to address community issues. The program promotes leadership, communication, self-esteem, and self-efficacy for at-risk youth at the Broadway Youth Resource Centre.

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