April 11, 2022
Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS) has received a $25,000 grant from the Ted Rogers Community Fund in recognition for the impact CSFS has in the community. We were thrilled to be presented the grant in the form of a giant cheque as part of the Rogers Hometown Hockey event in Prince George!
The funds are being used for Youth Services in the creation and implementation of a Carrier Language program that will be serving children and families with language lessons and cultural learnings from skilled language holders. The funds will also be used by youth services for additional cultural programming and warm give-aways for unhoused youth.
CSFS has also received a donation of 100 Samsung Chromebooks through the Ted Rogers Community Grant. The Chromebooks are being provided to youths and families in the Prince George area and in the Nations that we serve, and will help support educational work and upgrading, digital literacy and accessibility needs and as support equipment for youths involved in programs and services requiring the use of digital hardware.
CSFS would like to recognize that the Ted Rogers Community Grants help thousands of young Canadians discover their highest potential. We are so pleased to see Rogers ‘walk the talk’ of reconciliations – Rogers Inc. has a fulsome Indigenous strategy based on UNDRIP, TRC and Reconciliation. Furthermore, the company also funds Indigenous-focussed initiatives across Canada. Their campaign, #dosomething, is positively impacting communities across this country.
Our mission at CSFS Youth Services is to provide high quality programming to children and youth aged 8-30 years old in Prince George, Vanderhoof, and Burns Lake and to facilitate service delivery within the Carrier and Sekani 11 member Nations. We are a prevention and empowerment program that uses promising practice to support young people as they build meaningful relationships, strong cultural ties, and life skills that lead to healthy choices and a bright future.
CSFS Youth Services provides wraparound support to reduce and prevent homelessness, poverty, substance use, and various high-risk activities with the goal of improving experiences and outcomes for children and youth. The program both increases protective factors and reduces risk factors through year-round programming including 1:1 wellness services, advocacy, Elder mentorship, youth groups, outreach, post-care support, and culture camps.
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