This week, from February 15 – February 19, we are celebrating Perseverance Week!
Today, the Slaight Family Foundation announced that Pathways to Education Canada is one of 11 Canadian charities that will receive $1 million over the next four years to support the success of Canada’s most vulnerable youth and children.
"The Merilyn Simonds Protégé Project is new to Writersfest this year and aims to create a one-on-one writing mentorship experience.
James Brett has many successful fundraisers each year; a cut-a-thon, and fashion and hair shows. This year the final fundraising cheque was over $10,000. Photos by Kendra Pierroz
Assan Omar was seven years old when he came to Canada as refugee from the Kurdish region in Iraq.
He says an Ottawa program called Pathways to Education, offered by Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre, helped him succeed in school and in life.
City staff identified the need to include a community room within the secondary school and accessible to not-for-profit organizations such as Pathways to Education.
Through the initiative, students living in the Lord Selkirk Park, William Whyte, North Point Douglas and Dufferin neighbourhoods will be able to learn about and gain first-hand experience in the skilled trades.
Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, in collaboration with Pathways to Education, will receive funding for its Youth Housing Program that will offer long-term, supportive living program for Indigenous youth and young adults in Winnipeg who are at risk of dropping out of high school.
Riely Castel will no longer have to couch-surf once he finally gets a key to his own place next week.“I was living at home with my parents until 2013 when my mother passed, and that’s when my family sort of broke up, and I’ve been couch-surfing since then,” Castel said, after the Selinger governm