2012 Grantees

Promoting Strength-based Practice in Waterloo Region
With support from Lion’s Quest Canada, the Alliance will bring together Waterloo Region youth-serving organizations as they explore and exchange knowledge on strength-based approaches (SBA) and mentor each other to create and further develop related programs and services in Waterloo Region. 

ArtSmarts Waterloo Region, arts-infused inquiry-based learning.
ArtSmarts has a dynamic approach to teaching, learning, doing and thinking aims to change the lives of students, artists, educators and entire schools and throughout the community.

Capacity Waterloo Region
Capacity Waterloo Region is a project to deepen our region’s capacity for social innovation by delivering resources to non-profits and social enterprises that stimulate cross-sectoral collaboration, enhance leadership skills and improve sectoral impact.

Youth Internship Program
This program established a youth internship program to create opportunities to develop leadership skills, confidence and valuable experience that will better position blind and partially sighted youth for success entering the workforce.

Supporting Teens through the Families First Program
Providing support for teens or families with teens through the high school outreach bereavement support program, the Kids Can Cope Workshops, the in-house Teen Bereavement Support Program and/or individual and family counselling.

At Last – An Accessible, Timely and Local Collaborative Hub of Agencies providing mental health services for Teens.
The project purpose is to increase access to a range of integrated mental health services for youth aged 12 to 18 years through new and existing community partnerships.

Music Therapy Program
The Music Therapist is an integral member of the team who work with youth at Lutherwood.  The Music Therapy program offers a different approach to supporting youth.

Male Allies Against Sexual Violence (MAASV) – Sexual Assault Support Centre
The purpose of the Males Allies Against Sexual Violence is to encourage male youth in developing a positive self-image, experience healthy relationships and avoid destructive behaviours by interaction with trained male peer-educators and role models in the community.

The Lifeline program increases the capacity of youth who are homeless or at-risk to improve their life circumstances, reintegrate them into education and/or employment opportunities, and to re-engage them into a community they feel disengaged from.

Working Against Youth Violence Everywhere – Canadian Mental Health Association
WAYVE supports youth to create and deliver anti-violence and suicide prevention education and resource to their peers. WAYVE empowers youth to become leaders in the school system and the community, to address links between bullying and suicide, and to enhance the mental health and resiliency of all youth.

Jumpstart to Higher Education
This program will support students in grade 6, 7 and 8 and their families and educators with knowledge about various pathways to post-secondary education.

Preventative Mental Health Youth Programs and Services
This program provides innovative preventative counselling programs in the Elmira high school.  Elmira youth benefit by developing/learning new skills to improve mental health and overall well-being.

Come As You Are
Come As You Are is an all-inclusive philosophy implemented at the Woolwich Youth Centre to encourage all youth ages 11 to 18 to participate, play, learn and grow.