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Funding in the Community
Friends for Mental Health Helped 1280 West
Islanders in 2011
At least one in five Canadians will suffer from mental illness in their lifetime, but most will continue to suffer and not seek treatment because of the embarrassment and shame. Click here for the full story.
Students in Leave Out Violence (LOVE) Conquer Violence with Media
Growing up in an average home in the suburbs did not shield 15 year-old Jen from violence. Like many, she experienced bullying from a young age. Name calling, teasing and being picked on can leave kids feeling hopeless and the only way to stop being a victim is physical violence. But Jen was one of the lucky ones. Thanks to Frank Caracciolo with Leave Out Violence’s (LOVE) in-school Media Arts Program, she found a way out. Click here for the full story.
Funding to ‘Venturing Out
Beyond Our Cancer’ provides hope for 1,600 local
Backpacks filled with pajamas, a baseball cap, gift certificates, an information kit and other resource tools bring a smile to so many West Island adolescents and young adults when they first begin their cancer treatment. Click here for the full story.
Friends for Mental Health Offers Vital Services to Families of Those Suffering from Mental Illness
RBC Pays it Forward!
Funding from West Island Community Shares leads to academic success at Family Resource Centre
West Island Community Shares funds weekend program at Omega Community Resources