OFT Grant for community-based programs in Halton-Peel

Coming on the heels of a successful Father’s Day 5km run in Port Credit recently, CameronHelps announced that thanks to a two-year, $138,900 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, it can now expand Team Unbreakable community programs into Halton and Peel.

“Team Unbreakable is an important initiative that supports many young teens with their physical, emotional and mental health. This tremendous program provided by CameronHelps offers our youth greater opportunities to set themselves on a path to lifelong wellbeing. I am delighted that the Ontario Trillium Foundation grant will help expand this community program in the Halton-Peel Region and I thank the organizers for servicing our young people with care”, said The Hon. Charles Sousa, MPP Mississauga South.

Amanda Overhold has joined CameronHelps as the new Team Unbreakable Halton-Peel Community Coordinator and can be contacted at Amanda@cameronhelps.ca

The Team Unbreakable program includes a professional curriculum dealing with mindfulness, motivation, coping strategies, goal setting, stretching, nutrition, biomechanics and more, extending the benefit significantly.

Based on the popular and growing high school initiative run by CameronHelps, Team Unbreakable is directed at community-based organizations such as service clubs, non-profits, church groups and summer camp programs. Funds from the Foundation’s grant will be used to help with staffing and program costs.

“This programming will allow the charity to reach youth in summer when school is out and reach youth that are not in high school, such as those who might be working full-time or who are at university,” said CameronHelps CEO David Harris. “We see a lot of opportunity to partner with other organizations that cater to youth and to further demonstrate that physical health for mental health can make a difference in the lives of our young adults,” added Harris.

One of the leading grantmaking foundations in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the government of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities: www.otf.ca.

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