As new partners of the Social Innovation Factory, the Environment Network and Elephant Thoughts set their priorities on revitalizing and renovating the Collingwood Youth Centre. As part of this initiative, we have collaborated with the Town of Collingwood, the Centre for Business & Economic Development, the Rotary Club, and Ray Smith to create a hub of activity for youth in Collingwood.
As part of our involvement, the Environment Network has been provided a generous grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation in the amount of $286,000 to help renovate, manage and run programming at the Collingwood Youth Centre over the next three years. The Environment Network is very thankful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for this funding and looks forward to using it for youth programming at the Centre.
Our Mission at the Youth Centre:
Our goal, in collaboration with Elephant Thoughts, Rotary Club of Collingwood-South Georgian Bay, the Town of Collingwood, Centre for Business & Economic Development, and Ray Smith, is to provide valuable and effective programming to youth in Collingwood free of charge, in order to help develop and strengthen social and emotional strengths.
Alongside Elephant Thoughts, the Environment Network is heading the management duties of the Collingwood Youth Centre including overseeing renovations, scheduling for S.I.F. members, social media and online presence, website management, and program development and implementation. As part of program implementation, the Environment Network will be offering Girlfriends and The Crew at the Youth Centre over the next three years.
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