Local youth organization 2SLGBTQ receives grant from Hydro One’s Energizing Life Community Fund

The Welcome Friend Association will use the $25,000 grant for its Rainbow Camp program

24 Indigenous communities, charities and municipalities will receive a $25,000 grant from Hydro One’s Energizing Life Community Fund.

The Welcome Friend Association will receive the grant for its work with 2SLGBTQ+ youth and young adults in the Sault Ste. Mary neighborhood.

The funds will go towards their summer camp program, Rainbow Camp, which offers three different experiences for campers, depending on their interests.

For more information on the Energizing Life Community Fund, please see the press release below.

Today, Hydro One announced that 24 Indigenous communities, charities and municipalities will each receive a $25,000 grant from the Energizing Life Community Fund. For the second year, the fund will support initiatives that promote physical, psychological and emotional safety across Ontario. Energizing Life Community Fund grant recipients provide essential local services such as service dog training for autistic youth, interactive technology to foster social engagement for seniors, and environmental education programs for families black and racialized.

“Across the province, Indigenous communities, charities and municipalities are meeting critical local needs and promoting well-being and safety. Hydro One feels deeply responsible for being there and supporting local organizations that work tirelessly to revitalize life in their communities, from developing mental health programs for adults to promoting physical activity among children,” said Jason Fitzsimmons, Chief Corporate Affairs and Customer Service Officer. , Hydro One. “We would like to congratulate and thank the recipients of the 2022 Energizing Living Community Fund for all they do in their local communities. »

The following organizations and communities have been selected to receive $25,000 from the Energizing Life Community Fund for their ability to make a difference and energize local communities:

“Myles Ahead is committed to reducing barriers to accessing mental health services for young people and their families,” said Leslie Kulperger, Founder and Executive Director of Myles Ahead, Advancing Child & Youth Mental Health. “The Hydro One Energizing Life Community Fund will be instrumental in creating a framework to help establish new hubs for youth in underserved areas of Ontario.

Last year, fund recipients promoted physical, psychological and emotional well-being through a wide variety of initiatives, including the creation of a new fitness trail at Tweed, the development of learning about child safety in Windsor and Essex, and building accessible public locker rooms to promote inclusivity in Dryden.

In 2021, Hydro One is committed to directing at least 20% of its corporate donations and sponsorships to Indigenous communities and initiatives that benefit Indigenous communities. In line with this commitment, nearly 25% of Energizing Life Community Fund grants will benefit Indigenous communities and organizations.

Hydro One’s community investment program aims to build safer communities in Ontario. The company supports programs, events and initiatives focused on safety training and safe play. Its partners include the ACT Foundation, Jack.org, the Coaches Association of Ontario and Scouts Canada. To learn more about the Energizing Life Community Fund, visit www.HydroOne.com/EnergizingLife

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