2022 Recipients


United Way/Chestermere Partnership Funding - $50,000

1) Accredited Supports to the Community - $8,000.00

Healthy Families is a Home Visitation program for families with children 0-6 years. Providing in-home support, information and referrals in the areas of child development, positive parenting, family support, and community resources. Following guidelines established for Home Visitation by the Alberta Human Services Ministry and are members of the Alberta Home Visitation Network Association. The program has the unique ability to work with a family until the youngest child reaches school age. This allows that some families are on caseload for a few months, some for a few years.

2) Camp Chestermere - $22,000.00

Helping All Campers Succeed offers 1:1 program care for children with a wide variety of needs including ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s, Mental Health Concerns, Development Delays and more. Campers are assigned a leader for their week at camp who contact the families before arrival to work with them on designing programming for their child. These leaders would also provide training for all camp staff to ensure everyone is involved in helping all campers succeed.

3) Chestermere Food Bank - $15,000.00

Diversity and Inclusion Hampers will focus on the intake process and additional information being gathered from clients related to cultural backgrounds and dietary requests. This additional staff time will assist with creating hampers that include food products that are safe for intolerances and ethnically diverse. The program will also work to educate all clients on foods they are not familiar with my including new food items and simple recipes available to try.

4) Chestermere Food Bank - $5,000.00

The Good Food Box is a program that promotes access to fresh produce to families at a low cost through three different box options once per month. Fresh fruit and vegetables help in preventive and early intervention in physical and mental health, providing protective factors through nutrition and fostering a healthier lifestyle.

Family and Community Support Services Funding - $129,894.00

1) Camp Chestermere - $9,000.00

CLTD Teen Leadership is open to all Chestermere teenage residents as well as those outside of Chestermere. The program aims to help students develop into effective leaders not only at the camp but in their schools, sports teams and other activities they are involved in. Through sessions, activities, team-building games, applicable resources and more, Camp Chestermere encourages participants to explore their skills and abilities, learn how they best lead and work in a team, learn what healthy life choices look like, and learnt to value the importance of charity and volunteer work in their communities.

2) Camp Chestermere - $8,608.00

The Volunteer Mentorship Program Coordinator interviews potential people who have been recommended through the Gateway program run by the Calgary Police Service. This coordinator provides more one on one assistance to the participants and supervises them while onsite at the camp. The position was expanded in 2018 to be able to welcome more participants who may have been recommended by their parents, other local agencies and the local RCMP detachment. The coordinator will also manage requests from volunteers in the community who wish to fulfil roles at the camp in the work crews, kitchen, water sports and more.

3) Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta - $4,500.00

Financial Literacy, Work Readiness, and Entrepreneurship for Chestermere Youth is comprised of 10 unique, age-appropriate and curriculum aligned programs. The program establishes skills at a young age and builds upon them in a consistent manner as students progress in a school setting from grades 1 to 12.

4) Lake Ridge Community Church – $4,900.00

The Unpacked Podcast & Live Events Series will be a live event recording where the community can attend and enjoy guests that will share on self-care, mental health and lessons learned from their own vulnerable experiences and dive into being human through the lens of storytelling.

5) Synergy - $31,500.00

Care and Connection is a project to promote and support positive mental health for people of all ages. The project aims to support and educate youth, families, and community members on building coping skills, increasing resiliency, knowing when to seek support, understanding the importance of prevention and early intervention, and connecting community members to resources and services.

6) Synergy - $7,500.00

Mental Health Coalition is a multi-sectoral group of professionals and community members who have come together with the goal of supporting and encouraging the positive mental health of the community as a whole. The Mental Health Coalition was established in April 2019 and is coordinated by Synergy in partnership with the Calgary Rural Primary Care Network. The idea for the Coalition came from an increasing observation of the need for organizations and agencies to concentrate their efforts in supporting youth, family and community mental health.

7) Synergy - $54,300.00

SHOUT Based on the One Circle Curriculum, the weekly SHOUT Boys/Girls Program has been delivered to the community and local schools for the past four years. Program Coordinators are able to adapt the program content and activities to meet the specific needs of youth ages 10-13 as well as 13+ in each session. Each program has individual lesson plans with goals that target fundamental aspects of youth development which include goals of building healthy relationships.

8) Trellis Society – $9,586.00

Youth Space aims to deliver creative art and activity-based programming to support youth in becoming connected and enhance their well-being. The programming will be universal in nature to allow a broad subset of youth to join programming and help facilitators identify those youth and families who may benefit from additional or alternative services. Programming will include drop-in, registered and employment skills workshops.