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RBC Grants $15,000 to local Teen Talk Program.

December 4, 2019

On, Wednesday, December 4th, 2019, RBC  announced Genesis House as the winner of the $15,000 grant for the Future Launch Community Challenge.

Genesis House and Samantha Toews, the future launch leader, will be launching and facilitating a new program to teach teens and young adults about healthy relationships with this grant. This Teen Talk project aims to partner with local teen clinics and schools to help spread awareness of this program.

The Winkler Community Foundation felt this partnership was a great fit to the work our board is currently doing: growing impact through grant making, supporting leadership initiatives, and building partnerships.

Teen Talk is one of 150 projects that were selected to receive a grant from RBC that partnered with many community foundations across Canada. RBC plans to continuously support Canadian youth projects by granting out $500 million over the next 10 years, in hopes of helping and preparing youth for the future.

In support of the Teen Talk project, Winkler Community Foundation is hosting a Youth Vital Conversation in early 2020, which will invite teens and young adults to participate in a conversation about community priorities for the future.




WES YIP give back

Winkler Elementary School ran Youth in Philanthropy as an Exploratory program during the 2020-21 school year. They had a group of grade 8 students participate. As a part of the program, the students ran a Valentine’s Day themed fundraiser by selling boxes of smarties. They felt the smarties could share some “joy” during a COVID Valentine’s. The girls designed to and from tags for the students to send the smarties to friends aor siblings in the school. The money raised during the YIP exploratory program was matched by the Winkler Community Foundation. Thanks to the student’s efforts and the Foundation’s match, a grant of $669 was awarded to Gateway Resources. This grant has been designated for Gateway’s Life Skills Program to add tactile and sensory box resources. “We decided to raise money for the Gateway Life Skills Program because we believe everyone should have an equal opportunity to contribute to the community and do what they love!” – Karli, BYNN and Bria grade 8 YIP students from WES.   The Winkler Community Foundation loves seeing students engage in philanthropic activities. We were happy to see WES find a creative way to still teach young students about philanthropy and positively impact […]


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