Mazinaajim Children’s Foundation grants unique life experiences to Anishinabek children, youth and families in order to improve their overall health, happiness and well-being. They provide life enriching opportunities including recreation, culture, education and community leadership for 13 different First Nation communities. Leadership Thunder Bay CAP team will assist with the development of a polished information
Our Kids Count empowers individuals to build stronger families and inclusive communities by enhancing people’s lives through personal growth and development.Leadership Thunder Bay CAP team will work with young parents (21 years and younger), to produce a video that shares young parents experiences as competent parents who are capable of raising healthy children who develop
As part of the Committee’s 2017 – 2020 Work Plan, the Committee will work with other community organizations to lend support for orientation and outreach initiatives for both Indigenous youth coming to Thunder Bay and international students arriving in Thunder Bay from other countries for educational purposes. As part of that process, a “This is
In Canada, someone has a stroke every 9 minutes. Time is Brain. The faster you act, the more of the person you save. Last year in Thunder Bay, approximately 413 people were admitted to our Regional Stroke Unit. Numbers are on the rise with the aging population and social determinants of health of our region.
Mental Health Awareness Week activities and promotion Thunder Bay’s Mental Health Network along with Leadership Thunder Bay will coordinate our 2017 emerging leaders to help lead the network for the 2017 Mental Health Awareness Week. The Leadership Thunder Bay Community Action Project group will be provided with a detailed history of the Mental Health Network
Engage youth who are homeless or at risk to participate in a photo voice project It is estimated that there are approximately 65,000 young people across Canada who are homeless or living at homeless shelters and thousands more who are at-risk each year. Youth homelessness isn’t always visible. You may not see it in your
Increase awareness of the Foundation for a large fundraising event in 2017 Leadership Thunder Bay and Mazinaajim Children’s Foundation will develop a plan to increase awareness of the foundation in anticipation for a large fundraising event in April 2017. This includes drafting a communications plan and creating resources to assist promotions for different audiences. This
Development of a network for students living in Thunder Bay without parents/support in boarding homes International students and students from northern communities come with unique circumstances and challenges and would benefit greatly from a strong, community-involved support program. Leadership Thunder Bay is proud to partner and deliver the concept of Lakehead Public Schools International (LPSI)
To develop the “Meet Your Match” program and turn it into a school-based program. The program is to facilitate the adoption process as much as possible. A survey would be established to encourage discussions that are helpful to the adoptive owner and ultimately the pet he/she chooses. By building a school-based program, students, teachers and
To develop a volunteer drive to increase the number of volunteers, especially during the summer months. To host a one-day event that would generate a list of volunteers, both groups and individuals. This would include a timeline and materials that could be used for other projects of a similar nature.