Creating safe havens in our communities
United Way Centraide SD&G supported programs are changing lives and helping to create strong people and a healthy community. We generate significant impact in our community by investing in programs offering support, guidance and education creating lasting, positive change in the lives of others.
GIAG – Glengarry Inter- Agency Group is changing lives through the Glengarry Youth Program. This Youth Program offers a safe haven for youth 9-17 years of age at the Youth Centre located in Alexandria, sports programs at two local elementary schools and also does outreach at the two local high schools.
The Youth Facilitators in Glengarry have assisted youth with troubles at home, including dealing with CAS and unfortunate financial circumstances, hunger issue, in bulling situations, mental health difficulties, struggling to fit in, drug usage and peer pressure.
GIAG – Glengarry Inter- Agency Group is changing lives through the Dundas Youth Program. This Youth Program offers safe, nonjudgemental programs for youth 9-17 years of age. The Youth Centre e in Dundas includes a Youth Centre in Winchester and drop in program in Chesterville.
The Dundas Youth program promotes healthy living by offering nutritious cooking programs, and physical activities. Providing activities and resources for stress management, time management and other skills that would assist the youth in staying in school. A computer lab is available to the Youth Centre in Winchester for students to do research, homework and projects.
There is a definite need for these safe havens in our communities and with the United Way Funding and support, t th these programs become impactful for the youth in our community.
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This is a question I see posted all the time on social media. At least once a week I see someone asking, “what is there to do around here?” or, “is there any activities for kids this weekend?” Worst of all however, are those who post “there is nothing to do and there is nothing for kids around here,” this is completely false, but I see it all the time.
We live in a very active area that has communities of dedicated volunteers who organize events every week of the year. Each weekend there is at least one kid friendly event happening in Cornwall and SD&G. This is true yearround, but especially so during the summer.
Cornwall Tourism has a page on their website that lists all of the upcoming events in the area, and the SD&G Counties has a similar page on their website as well.
If you happen to not have a computer, or access to the internet for some reason, then both the City of Cornwall and the United Counties of SD& G also publish their own