2011 CAP Projects

Yes Employment Services – Youth Mentoring

The initiative for youth mentoring was developed to foster leadership skills and confidence in youth. This pilot project paired up 4 LTB students with 14-19 year olds, and the goal was to introduce them to community issues and organizations including: poverty and homelessness, the municipal government, Aboriginal Issues, the charitable sector, the environment and economic


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1st Annual Out of the Darkness Suicide Awareness & Memorial Walk

The inspiration for this event is a very personal one for Margaret Hajdinjak, a Thunder Bay mother who lost her son to suicide caused by depression at only 26 years old. Margaret’s goal behind this walk was to increase awareness, reduce stigma behind suicide and mental health issues, celebrate the lives of those who have


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Ontario Native Women’s Association

Aboriginal Participation in Elections The subject of Aboriginal voting participation had been on the mind of those at ONWA for some time, and although no local data had previously existed, they were well aware that Aboriginal people don’t tend to participate in government elections. Capacity Development Coordinator Judi Nelson Childs was teaching a College certificate


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Harbour Youth Services of Thunder Bay

40th Anniversary Amazing Raising Cash for Kids Race In 1971, Walter Serkowney set his sights on starting a youth program that would keep the 13 boys he repeatedly encountered on his patrol as a harbour police officer, out of trouble. With the help of John Berry, a Law and Security Professor at Confederation College, he


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