Empowering the Possible Generation: 2021-2022 Ted Rogers
Grants to More Communities Than Ever to Support Prairie Organizations
Funding supports programs for youth, including those from underserved and equity-seeking groups
Over 80 Ted Rogers Community Grants In The Prairie Provinces Since 2017
CALGARY, Alta., November 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – With opportunities, anything is possible. Today, Rogers Communications announced that it has awarded Ted Rogers Community Grants to organizations in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan that are making a significant difference in the lives of hundreds of young people in the region. Through education, skills training, mentoring and community leadership programs, these organizations provide essential support to help young people reach their full potential. With more funding in more communities this year than ever before, Rogers is proud to have awarded more than 80 Ted Rogers Community Grants in the Prairie Provinces since the program launched in 2017.
Rogers is deeply committed to supporting the changing needs of young Canadians and has expanded the grant criteria to include funding for programs that support older youth in their twenties who have faced educational and employment challenges due to of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Statistics Canada, disruption caused by delayed or canceled classes, work placements and practical work – especially in trades, health care and the service sector – will impact this generation for at least five years afterward. the pandemic. These grants will allow Generation Possible at this critical time and help fuel the future of the Prairies.
Local organizations receiving Ted Rogers Community Grants this year in the Prairies include:
Rogers is proud to support Generation Possible by breaking down barriers – including those faced by equity-seeking communities – to help young people achieve their potential, in partnership with organizations across the Prairies. This includes community grants, more than 300 Ted Rogers Scholarships awarded in the Prairies since 2017 to students pursuing post-secondary education, and funding for the Jays Care’s Rookie League which helps more than 14,000 children across the country facing obstacles to developing life skills through the power of baseball. .
âWe are proud to invest in organizations in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan that are leading the way for hundreds of young people in our communities to help them discover their highest potential. By working alongside our partners Ted Rogers Community Grant, we are committed to empowering the next generation of leaders and innovators as they navigate school, enter the workforce and discover their potential.
- Larry Goerzen, President of the Alberta and Prairies Region, Rogers Communications
âThe Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA) is grateful to receive a Ted Rogers Community Grant in support of CIWA’s Pathways to Success for Immigrant Youth project. The project helps immigrant girls between the ages of 14 and 21 develop essential skills that enable them to undertake post-secondary education or participate in vocational training or non-traditional learning opportunities. We believe that when young people feel inspired and empowered, they are motivated to seek and pursue growth opportunities that ensure career preparation and success.
- Eva Szasz-Redmond, Director of Programs, Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association
âWe are very grateful for this Ted Rogers Community Grant, which has enabled the John Howard Society of Saskatchewan to create a scholarship program for youth whose parents are incarcerated. This will allow young people to pursue their dreams of further education, to enjoy training and professional development opportunities and to have meaningful life experiences. The grant gave us the solid foundation needed to create meaningful support for young people in need, helping them break the cycle of incarceration.
- Blair Roberts, Communications Officer, John Howard Society of Saskatchewan
âThis Ted Rogers Community Grant will support the Manitoba Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCOM) Youth Homework and Education (HEY) program. In addition to homework and academic support, HEY also integrates employment and leadership training, peer support and a book club, each week into HEY’s regular program to holistically support new refugee youth. arriving during critical hours after school. At IRCOM, we believe that for young people to learn throughout their lives, they need to be supported not only academically, but also in all areas of socio-emotional needs.
- Seeba Wahabi, Teacher and School Liaison, Community Homework and Education Organization for Manitoba Youth, Immigrants and Refugees
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For more information:
Rogers Communications, [email protected], 1-844-226-1338