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2014 Family and Community Support Services Allocation Guide

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Family Resource Program-Community Links The Family Resource Program has evolved over the past 25 years to offer universal access for parents and caregivers offering positive, effective parenting strategies, knowledge of parenting and child/youth development, and increasing confidence and coping skills including reducing feelings of isolation. They offer resources for professionals in our community working with children and youth. They advocate for parents with other services and programs. Parents/caregivers and children have access to high quality Early Childhood Development Programs to stimulate optimal child development and assist in identifying possible developmental delays for which appropriate

referrals can be made. They strive to enhance the abilities of families to provide the best possible environment for the development of strong, healthy, positive children and youth that are more resistant to crisis and more active members of the community. They meet this goal through information, resources, volunteer opportunities and ongoing support. Their programs are community-based and focus on prevention strategies that reflect the guiding principles and best practices of the industry. They are part of a much bigger organization that serves families and individuals birth to seniors through a wide variety of services and programs.

Outcome Measures A. Input

How much FCSS funds were invested in this program? total 2013 funding $115,500

FCSS Investment per capita per participant $2.33 $74

staffing 2.12 FTE

B. Output

How many unique individuals did they serve? Unique Individuals Served (January- December 2012) face-to-face social indicator Pre 100 parent consultation clients ---

Post --

Effect Size --

C. Results

What difference did the program make on group/program participants? Participants in groups/programs/activities (January-December 2012) quantitative results qualitative results group/program/activity (#x) offered # participant social indicators Pre Post Effect Size 1. P.L.A.Y. & Baby Network 280 1,113 improved social inclusion -60% -2. Comfort, Play and Teach 29 92 increased parenting 68% 71% 0.30 knowledge 3. Triple P. positive parenting 19 18 increased parenting skills 63% 75% 1.50+ 4. parenting workshops 33 236 increased parenting 63% 70% 0.73 knowledge TOTAL 361 1,459

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D. Funding Request (estimated values) Salaries & Benfits Program Supplies Administration 2013 FCSS Plus TOTAL

2014 Funding Request FCSS Base $96,115 $4,509 $11,875 $3,000 $115,500

2014 Request $150,271 $3,038 $13,927

Variance 56% -33% 17%

$167,236

45%

D. Request Justification • • • • •

Summary of Request

Requesting a new staff member at 1.0 FTE Parent Coach position. This Parent Coach would be responsible to facilitate additional Early Childhood Development programs and Parent Education programs; .2 FTE Program Administrative Support to meet all the program support needs such as registration, advertising and promotion and evaluation; a COLA (cost of living adjustment) for current staff members to address staff retention issues. retain the $3500.00 that was given in 2013 to continue to support personnel financial support for lease costs.

If request is granted...

An additional staff member would significantly affect the number of unique individuals served. They would be able to offer: • • • • • •

• •

two additional Drop-In programs per week (50-60 people/week*); increase # of program participants by 74 families; participate in a minimum of two Early Literacy program/week with community partners (30-40 people/week); offer additional Triple P: Positive Parenting Workshops and groups (30-40 people/year); increase safety and efficiency for staff doing off-site programs (reducing risk of burn out). estimate to serve a total of 1,973 unique individuals and group participants. The number of individuals impacted through the City of Airdrie FCSS would then increase to 1008 individuals.

If request is not granted...

There will be a lost opportunity for additional supports within the community for children and families; Community Links runs the risk of staff turnover which can negatively impact services and programming for children and families.

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Family & Group Counselling Program-Community Links Counselling Services provides (1-3) short-term sessions for one-on-one counselling and/or group support. They are able to help individuals and families become more aware of their situation, learn new skills, build on their self-esteem and assist in strengthening their social relationships within their homes and communities. The counselling team addresses issues such as: anxiety, attachment, peer pressure, parent/child, relational, anger, domestic violence, self-esteem, self-worth, bullying, selfharm, suicide and suicide attempts, grief, trauma, sexual abuse, identity, loss, vocational, stress, depression, life

balance, divorce and separation. Counselling Services provides service to individuals age six to senior, living within the Airdrie region. They work with individuals, couples and families, responding to their emotional, social and psychological needs. They continue to collaborate with many agencies and committees within and around our city. Collaborating allows them to have a thorough understanding of the needs of people. As well, it allows them to address identified gaps in service for individuals of all ages living in and around our community.

Outcome Measures A. Input

How much FCSS funds were invested in this program? total 2013 funding $122,396

FCSS Investment per capita per participant $2.47 $224

staffing 1.54 FTE

B. Output

How many unique individuals did they serve? Unique Individuals Served (January- December 2012) face-to-face social indicator Pre 477 short-term counseling clients increased self-esteem 72%

Post 80%

Effect Size 0.47

C. Results

What difference did the program make? Participants in groups/programs/activities (January-December 2012) quantitative results qualitative results group/program/activity # sessions # partici- social indicators Pre Post Effect pant Size 1. Men in the Mirror 9 10 increased self-esteem 73% 77% 0.35 2. Men on a Mission 10 11 improved problem-solving skills 68% 71% 0.36 3. Women’s Empowerment 7 12 increased self-esteem 73% 77% 0.35 4. Banana Splits-Family 6 14 enhanced hoping/coping skills 68% 76% 0.57 5. Chill Out-Family 5 22 enhanced hoping/coping skills 66% 73% 0.40 TOTAL 69

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D. Funding Request (estimated values) Salaries & Benfits Program Supplies Administration 2013 FCSS Plus TOTAL

2014 Funding Request FCSS Base $94,396 $7,033 $20,967 $3,500 $122,396

2014 Request $165,613 $3,762 $27,774

Variance 82% -47% 32%

$197,149

61%

D. Request Justification Summary of Request

A new 1-FTE Counsellor would provide additional support to the community in three areas of Counselling Services: •

• •

Expansion of the Walk-In single session therapy counselling which enables clients to receive immediate assistance and develop the skills they need when they are most vulnerable in order to prevent their situation from deteriorating. This opportunity offers more effective and efficient service while reducing the wait times for those entering counselling for the first time; Short-term counselling support to address long waitlists and caseloads in an effective and efficient manner thus alleviating stress for both the client and Counsellor; Co-facilitation of groups and workshops to help individuals with the support they need to develop strategies, skills and tools to deal with their issues.

If request is granted...

With the additional support of a new 1.0 FTE Counsellor, • • • •

• • • • •

It is anticipated that an additional 100 community members will receive counselling support, with a projection of 700 unique individuals served in 2014; Will assist in ensuring that programming and space is stable; Address current and future needs of clients and services; Ensure clients receive consistent high quality programming and services.

If request is not granted...

There will be a lost opportunity for additional support within the community for children, individuals and families; Community members trying to access services will continue to feel the added stress of having to wait for four to eight weeks to see a counsellor for the first time; Individuals and families may need to travel to Calgary for support which adds more financial and emotional stress to their lives; Counselling Services runs the risk of staff turnover due to large complex caseloads; Counselling Services runs the risk of staff turnover due to lack of financial support to meet staff retention strategies.

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Volunteer, Information & Referral ProgramCommunity Links The Information and Referral Program: provides services and supports to all ages as well as referrals to other agencies and organizations. It helps individuals and families identify resources that may be able to assist them to increase community participation and reduce social isolation. It provides support to address various primary prevention concerns which include, but are not limited to: education, employment, forms assistance, special needs resources, legal referrals, parenting support and connections, short term counselling, outreach, assistance with projects/ initiatives, and information on community and agency ser-

vices (including child care options). It offers preventative, educational groups, both in the community and in collaboration with other community partners. The Volunteer Program: provides opportunities for all ages to become engaged in the community through a variety of volunteer opportunities. It offers opportunities for volunteers to learn new skills and increase existing ones, such as leadership, self-esteem and problem solving. It hopes to create a mindset of life-long volunteering that filters through the community and results in other people who repeat this behaviour.

Outcome Measures A. Input

How much FCSS funds were invested in this program? FCSS Investment per capita per participant $1.26 $88.25

total 2013 funding $62,306

staffing 0.47 FTE

B. Output

How many unique individuals did they serve? Unique Individuals Served (2012) social indicator decreased social isolation

face-to-face 666 intake clients

Pre 54%

Post 50%

Effect Size -0.33

C. Results

What difference did the program make? Participants in groups/programs/activities (2012) group/program/activity 1. Budgeting Basics 2. Girls Circle 3. Roots of Empathy 4. Pregnancy and Beyond 5. Pregnancy and Childcare 6. Single Parent Support TOTAL

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quantitative results # sessions # participant 6 12 25 2 108 11 11 5 11 6 16 5 195 41

increased knowledge increased self-esteem

qualitative results Pre Post Effect Size 53% 66% 1.21 79% 84% 0.43

decreased social isolation decreased social isolation decreased social isolation

51% 55% 53$

social indicators

49% 51% 46%

-0.21 -0.37 -0.89


D. Volunteerism

How did they engage residents to give back to community through volunteerism? Volunteer Participation (January-December 2012) # of volunteers 76 TOTAL

quantitative results # hours contributed 1,153 195

Volunteer Training (January-December 2012) training program 1. income tax/Canada Revenue 2. cognitive management 3. assertiveness training 4. new volunteer orientation 5. new board member orientation TOTAL

quantitative results # sessions # participant 1 4 1 1 23 4

8 5 23 4

31

44

increased social capital

qualitative results Pre Post Effect Size 56% 71% --

volunteer meaning and purpose

79%

social indicators

76%

-0.25

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D. Funding Request (estimated values) Salaries & Benfits Program Supplies Administration 2013 FCSS Plus TOTAL

2014 Funding Request FCSS Base $37,492 $5,721 $5,021 $14,072 $62,306

2014 Request $106,489 $2,801 $8,176

Variance 184% -51% 63%

$117,466

89%

D. Request Justification • • • • •

Summary of Request

a new 1.0 FTE Intake Worker of a 1.4 Intake Worker position 0.2 FTE Program Administrative Support to meet the program needs by assisting with program promotion, registration, data entry and evaluation. a COLA (cost of living adjustment) increase for current staff members to address staff retention issues retain the $14,072 that was given in 2012 and maintained for 2013 to continue to support personnel financial support for lease costs

If request is granted...

The additional support of a new 1.0 FTE Intake Worker, • • • • •

would provide a first point of contact for individuals who enter or call the agency through this program. would work with people who connect with the agency through the intake process to conduct an assessment and then provide information and connect them with the most appropriate services. would also be involved in the educational programs (i.e. Budgeting Basics, Girls / Boys Circle) connect with the community through involvement on committees and attending meetings to connect with other service providers and promoting awareness of the programs and services offered by Community Links. anticipate that they will serve an additional 300-400 people for 2014.

If request is not granted...

As mentioned in the 2011 City of Airdrie Community Needs Assessment, we know that cost and availability of service continue to be areas that are identified as barriers to people accessing services. We do our best to address these concerns by offering our services free of charge and working with no wait list (people who come into the office are seen as walk-ins, generally within 30 minutes and phone calls are returned within 24 hours). We are continually adjusting our staff schedules and the ways we connect with people to ensure that we can continue to meet the needs of individuals in a timely manner and in a way that best meets their needs. We anticipate that if we are not able to add extra staff support, that we may need to implement wait lists for those who are accessing our program. In addition, we may need to limit the number of educational workshops we offer in the community.

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Airdrie Seniors Outreach Program-Community Links Airdrie Seniors Outreach Program (ASOP) was created in 2005 in response to an identified community need and a focus group which identified key needs as: transportation, health, housing, social/recreational information, education and financial services. Since ASOP began, it has become an invaluable resource for seniors, aged 55 years and older, who reside in the City of Airdrie. ASOP provides information, referrals and supports to seniors to access community and government services. In additon, it provides education and support programs (Caregiver Support Group and Pre-

sentations) to help seniors and their caregivers identify resources that may be able to assist them to increase community participation and reduce social isolation. A bi-monthly newsletter is created and distributed through the ASOP program with the assistance of volunteers. The Volunteer component of ASOP provides an opportunity for community residents, of various ages, to offer support to seniors in the community and participate in the community by giving back with meaning and purpose.

Outcome Measures A. Input

How much FCSS funds were invested in this program? total 2013 funding $55,404

FCSS Investment per capita per participant $1.12 $115.67

staffing 0.95 FTE

B. Output

How many unique individuals did they serve? Unique Individuals Served (January-December 2012) face-to-face social indicator Pre 219 seniors

Post

Effect Size

C. Results

What difference did the program make? Participants in groups/programs/activities (January-December 2012) group/program/activity 1. Melody Makers 2. Caregiver Support Group 3. 55+ Interagency Meeting 4. Being Happy for No Reason 5. Lifeline Presentation (Jubilee) 6. Information Sessions 7. Personal Directives 8. Lifeline and Fall Prevention 9. Senior’s Benefits Presentation 10. Laughter Yoga 11. Volunteering 12. Legal Shield TOTAL Page 10

quantitative results # sessions # participant 4 99 7 9 4 10 1 7 1 15 4 40 1 15 1 14 1 18 1 19 1 6 1 8 27 260

increased knowledge increased self-esteem

qualitative results Pre Post Effect Size 53% 66% 1.21 79% 84% 0.43

decreased social isolation decreased social isolation decreased social isolation

51% 55% 53$

social indicators

49% 51% 46%

-0.21 -0.37 -0.89


D. Funding Request (estimated values) Salaries & Benfits Program Supplies Administration 2013 FCSS Plus TOTAL

2014 Funding Request FCSS Base $47,593 $1,157 $1,250 $5,404 $50,000

2014 Request $62,014 $40 $2,053

Variance 30% -97% 64%

$54,107

16%

D. Request Justification Summary of Request

Airdrie Seniors Outreach Program is requesting the following: • • • •

.2 FTE Program Administrative Support to meet program needs by providing assistance with program promotion, evaluation and data entry. a COLA (cost of living adjustment) increase for the current staff member to address staff retention issues retain the FCSS Plus $5404.00 that was given in 2013 to continue to support personnel financial support for lease costs

If request is granted...

From January 1 to June 30, 2013, ASOP served 193 unique seniors. Based on the this number, they anticipate serving approximately 375 seniors during 2014. With the current staff situation in this program they feel that additional administrative support will be required to support this position. In addition, as the workload continues to increase for the ASOP Coordinator, a COLA increase would help the staff person to continue to feel valued, respected and supported.

If request is not granted...

Although the current ASOP staff member is able to balance the current caseload and achieve the goals of the program, continued growth means that additional support is required to maintain the level of service. It is a real possibility that if additional support is not provided, clients may experience a wait before they are able to access services and the number and frequency of workshops being offered in the community may be decreased.

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Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie Consolidated Outcomes

The Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie has decided to split their business plan (funding application) into three parts for clarity of funding allocation. However, because their surveys were all collected under one report, they were unable to split their outcome indicators to match the thre business plans. Therefore, their results are shown below under one consolidated Agency Outcome report for children and youth. Volunteer coordination is reported separately.

Outcome Measures A. Input

How much FCSS funds were invested in this program? total 2013 funding $109,305

FCSS Investment per capita per participant $2.21 $14.66

staffing 3.3 FTE

B. Output

How many unique individuals did they serve? Unique Individuals Served (January-December 2012) face-to-face social indicator Pre 2,376 children and youth

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Post

Effect Size


C. Results

What difference did the program make? Participants in groups/programs/activities (January-December 2012) group/program/activities # sessions # participants Adobe Illustrator 6 4 Around the World 6 20 Arts and Crafts 12 24 ATW 12 18 Baking 6 20 Cartooning 10 10 Cool Moves 10 24 Creative Canvas 48 17 Creative Canvas 16 8 Creative Writing 8 1 Critical hour program 195 4000 How to DJ Program 42 34 Drama 10 24 Eco Awesome 10 16 Encore 10 18 Freedom Fridays 6 20 Freedom Fridays 10 20 Friends 10 9 Game Play 12 24 Girls Night 4 10 Graphic Arts 38 10 Guitar Lessons 16 10 Jr .Chef 60 105 Karate Kids 12 14 Mad Science 28 57 Movie Makers 6 20 Music Production 24 5 PD days 6-12yrs 6 460 Photography 10 5 Power Up 20 30 Scratch 40 15 Sports Night 8 6 Total: 507 5079

social indicator

pre

post

effect size

increased self-esteem

80%

85%

0.30

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Critical Hours Care for Children-Boys & Girls Club At the Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie (BGCA) programming is purposely planned and is interest based. The club location (Allen st.) focuses on offering programming during those critical hours for children aged six to twelve.

and hands on. Some of the opportunities provided would include, cooking skills and nutrition information, science experiments, teamwork activities, environmental awareness and active living.

The Club works with the children in our community to build skills provide new opportunities, empower and build self esteem. Each program we provide has a structured component, the focus of varies from program to program. BGCA creates programs that are engaging, entertaining

All programs are delivered under the core values of Boys and Girls Clubs which includes inclusion and opportunity, respect and belonging, empowerment and collaboration and speaking out. All programs are barrier free and open to all children, youth and their families.

A. Funding Request (estimated values) Salaries & Benfits Program Supplies Administration 2013 FCSS Plus TOTAL

2014 Funding Request FCSS Base $29,358 $1,160 $$1,181 $31,699

2014 Request $33,264 $733 $8,310

Variance 13% -33%

$42,307

33%

B. Request Justification Summary of Request

It is important to provide services during the critical hours for our community’s children do decrease the amount of time that children spend unsupervised. Critical hours programming has a direct impact on increasing social skills and building life skills. With the increased demand for programs and services as the community grows, it was vital to highlight the needs of each program. This led to the development of multiple applications as our programs and services are expanding to meet demand. Currently the City funds 1.0 FTE program leaders. They require an additional 0.25 FTE

If request is granted...

With the additional support of a 0.25 FTE program leader, it would allow them to: • increase the number of children who are able to access their evening programs • support cost of living increase for the Manager of Community Supports and Children’s Services and other staff •

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If request is not granted...

We have multiple program leaders that make up our 1.25 EFT, as children programs run during critical hours and evenings; without FCSS funding we could not employ these positions. We also need to cover program supplies/ activities, plus the maintenance and utilities at our locations. See above for more detail.


Youth Program & Youth Outreach-Boys & Girls Club The Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie (BGCA) has been offering purposeful community programming to children and youth between the ages of six and eighteen years since 1979. We promote social well-being through programming that develops and strengthens self-esteem, leadership and interpersonal skills. The agency also contributes to community well-being by addressing community needs regarding children and youth social programs, educating children and

youth on community engagement and developing future community leaders. All programs are barrier free and open to all children, youth and their families. In September of 2011 we opened the doors to the Centre, a facility that primarily houses programs for youth. With this facility we have been able to greatly increase the amount of programs and services we offer to the youth of Airdrie.

A. Funding Request (estimated values) Salaries & Benfits Program Supplies Administration 2013 FCSS Plus TOTAL

2014 Funding Request FCSS Base $38,469 $1,520

2014 Request $45,209 $2,500

Variance 18% 64%

$7,451 $1,547 $41,536

$55,160

32%

B. Request Justification Summary of Request

This year the Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie has decided to separate our FCSS applications into three distinct ones. The reasoning behind this is to have the opportunity to highlight each individual operating area and better show the finicaial need and impacts. • • • • •

a large component of funding request is to cover program leaders’ salaries, with a small portion covering supervision and administrative supports. additional ask for a 5% cost of living adjustment for our staff.

If request is granted...

project to impact more than 1,120 unique youth through youth outreach. Youth learn and participate in activities relating to service to club and community, healthy choices, teamwork, leadership and learning for life, thus developing caring, healthy responsible adults. BGCA impact a minimum of twenty four youth through the Torch and Keystone programs. continue to offer youth programs: youth drop-in, Outside the Box for (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered youth), BG CAFE friday evening youth program,

If request is not granted...

We have 2 youth leaders and one full time youth outreach worker, without FCSS funding we could not employee these positions. We also need to cover program supplies, and help cover the maintenance / utilities at our BGCA locations.

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Volunteer Coordination-Boys & Girls Club The Volunteer program provides youth, adults and families an opportunity to give back to their community. It also provides valuable life and work experience to young people. Primarily, our BGCA volunteers are our youth ages 12-18 years of age. Families get involved as a unit to support community events and campaigns aimed to promote awareness of our organization in the community. The bulk of our adult volunteers, tend to be former alumni of the Boys and Girls Club and /or have a passion to empower young people; committed to giving back to enhance our

members childhood experiences. Volunteerism promotes overall social well-being and strengthens self-esteem, leadership and interpersonal skills. Volunteers have an opportunity to support our organization with in kind leadership, sharing their personal and professional knowledge with our youth. A good example of this would be our DJ program. A professional DJ volunteers his time to support our youth offering an evening course that teaches the basics of DJ mixing and music production.

Outcome Measures A. Input

How much FCSS funds were invested in this program? total 2013 funding $36,071

FCSS Investment per capita per volunteer $0.73 $184

staffing .5 FTE

B. Volunteerism

How did they engage residents to give back to community through volunteerism? Volunteer Participation (January-December 2012) # of volunteers 18 Counselor in training 10 board members 168 special events TOTAL

quantitative results # hours contributed 3,430 70 2,965 6,465 Volunteer Training (January-December 2012)

training program 1. youth volunteering TOTAL

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quantitative results # sessions # participant 1 40 1 40

social indicators volunteer meaning and purpose

qualitative results Pre Post Effect Size 83% 84% 0.16


C. Funding Request (estimated values) Salaries & Benfits Program Supplies Administration 2013 FCSS Plus TOTAL

2014 Funding Request FCSS Base $33,407 $1,160 $$1,181 $36,071

2014 Request $24,960 $1,074 $36,860

Variance -25% -7%

$32,894

-8%

D. Request Justification Summary of Request

Our request this year is reflective of the cost of living increase for our staff and the needs required to support our programs and services. Without sustainable funding, we may need to reduce the amount of programing we current offer to children and youth in 2014.

If request is granted...

Volunteers have an opportunity to learn valuable work experience and life skill training. Examples of this would include i.e. Special events, supporting program facilitation, board of directors, construction and maintenance.

If request is not granted...

The total cost to run our Volunteer Program in 2014 will be 74,268. Our volunteer program is mainly supported by FCSS Airdrie, without FCSS Airdrie our program will not exist. Please note that the 2013 Budget was inclusive..

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Volunteer Coordination-Victim Assistance (ADVAS) Airdrie and District Victim Assistance Society (ADVAS) offers a 24 hour crisis response to provide support, information and referrals to victims of crime and/or tragedy. Emergency services, including the RCMP and fire departments of the communities served, can request our attendance at a critical scene. ADVAS receives referrals from other police services, community agencies, the Crown, other victim services units and self-referrals. ADVAS is the only 24 hour crisis response team in the Airdrie area. ADVAS is staffed by a full-time Executive Director and Court

Coordinator and part-time Volunteer Coordinator and Administrative Assistant, and operates under the guidance of a volunteer Board of Directors. The victims are directly served by volunteer victim advocates, court support volunteers and staff as needed, who generously offer their time and expertise to the program. The victim advocates are screened, trained and supervised extensively and work in rotating shifts each month.

Outcome Measures A. Input

How much FCSS funds were invested in this program? total 2013 funding $63,000

FCSS Investment per capita per volunteer $1.27 $2,250

B. Volunteerism

How did they engage residents to give back to community through volunteerism? Volunteer Participation (January-December 2012) # of volunteers 8 Board of Directors 17 victim advocates 3 court advocates TOTAL

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quantitative results # hours contributed 956 4,079 799 5,834

staffing 0.5 FTE


Volunteer Training (January-December 2012) training program death notification Grief support crisis intervention domestic violence review internet luring court protocols criminal harassment mental health first aid police based victim conference solicitor general e-learning solicitor general class training

quantitative results # sessions # participant 1 16 1 18 1 16 1 18 1 15 1 18 1 16 1 1 2 11

16 19 11 121 284

social indicators

qualitative results Pre Post Effect Size

Increased knowledge and skills

43%

78%

1.5+

C. Funding Request (estimated values) Salaries & Benfits Program Supplies Administration 2013 FCSS Plus TOTAL

2014 Funding Request FCSS Base $45,664 $14,336 $-

2014 Request $28,075 $33,000 $3,925

Variance -39% 130%

$3,000 $63,000

$65,000

8%

D. Request Justification Summary of Request

ADVAS received $63,000.00 from the City of Airdrie in 2013. We are requesting $65,000.00 for 2014.This request will contribute to program sustainability and to our current level of service to victims of crime and tragedy. Because Solicitor General is covering most of the volunteer coordinator’s salary, ADVAS is requesting additional FCSS funds for volunteer training and recognition and reduced their request for salary.

If request is granted...

Volunteers provide direct input to improve service delivery and training. ADVAS provides recognition activities and events to honour the time and talent of the volunteers and staff. Training is one component of recognition as many skills provided through training are transferable to personal and working lives. Volunteers are connected and contributing to the community, take ownership of the ADVAS program and report personal fulfillment as a volunteer with the Society. Retention is achieved as a result of fulfillment.

If request is not granted...

The impact of no funding or reduced funding will result in a decrease of service delivery as volunteers will not have the support and training necessary to do their jobs.

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Volunteer Airdrie

encouraging and supporting volunteerism that builds a healthy, sustainable community in Airdrie. • celebrate all volunteers through a community wide volunteer appreciation event. • We connect volunteers to local agencies/events. VA continues to evolve and expand its services based on new staff, board members and member suggestions. VA recognizes the need for volunteer matching and after significant research we believe a more successful and measurable approach then a volunteer database will be through local business, employee volunteering and student volunteering.

Volunteer Airdrie (VA) is a non-profit Volunteer Centre for Airdrie and surrounding areas which was established to promote volunteerism in our community and to help strengthen local volunteer based organizations to evolve and implement best practices. We provide Community Volunteer Services: • promote lifelong volunteerism and raise awareness on the power of service. • assess and respond to the volunteer climate within the community by regularly reviewing statistics about city growth, community needs and volunteer opportunities. • provide awareness of social need in the community by

Outcome Measures A. Input

How much FCSS funds were invested in this program? FCSS Investment per capita per participant $0.88 $396

total 2013 funding $44,000

staffing 0.75 FTE

B. Output

How many unique individuals did they serve? Unique Individuals Served (2012) social indicator --

face-to-face 52 clients

Pre --

Post --

Effect Size --

C. Results

What difference did the program make? Participants in groups/programs/activities (2012/2013) group/program/activity 1. Volunteer Managers Support Group (2012/13) 2. Elements of Volunteer Engagement Training (2012) 3. Risk Management Training (2012) 4. Family Volunteer Training (2013) 5. Fund Development Training (2013)

quantitative results # sessions # partici- social indicators pant* 10 6

TOTAL * generally the same participants for all activities Page 20

1

8

1 1 1

21 12 12

14

59

Increased knowledge Increased skills

qualitative results Pre Post Effect Size

50% 50%

72% 68%

1.5+ 1.37


Community Engagement Activity # sessions Cheers for Volunteers 1

#participants 150

D. Volunteerism

How did they engage residents to give back to community through volunteerism? Volunteer Participation (January-December 2012) # of volunteers 6 Board of Directors 6 cheers for volunteers committee 30 cheers for volunteers event TOTAL

E. Funding Request (estimated values) Salaries & Benfits Program Supplies Administration 2013 FCSS Plus TOTAL

quantitative results # hours contributed 1466 200 100 1,766

2014 Funding Request FCSS Base $31,640 $1,976 $10,384

2014 Request $28,400 $9,050 $6,550

Variance -10% 358% -36%

$44,000

$44,00

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F. Request Justification Summary of Request

Volunteer Airdrie continues to grow our programmes and services including the following: employee volunteer matching, student volunteer matching, interagency luncheons and an online volunteer matching tool. All of these services require additonal manpower to run the program. We therefore would like to increase the Coordinator’s hours from 25 to 30 hrs/week leaving the hourly pay at a modest $20/hour. Our current Coordinator comes with extensive experience and to retain this individual we would like to compensate her for her increased work load. We do not plan to increase any other expenses for the year to come other than to build an online volunteer matching tool. This tool will allow the volunteer to choose his/her own volunteer criteria online and connect directly to the agency. As new volunteer postings come up, they will also be sent to individuals interested in that area of volunteering.

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If request is granted... If request is not granted...

Volunteer Airdrie (VA) is exploring new revenue sources but still relies heavily on FCSS Airdrie to fund our much needed programs and services. We have again applied for funding from Rocky View FCSS and will also apply for the Volunteer Alberta Enhancing funding which pays for a portion of our National Volunteer Week appreciation event. VA is in the process of applying for a Casino and if successful will receive approximately $50,000 in 36-40 months. We have recently developed a Fund Development committee who will be dedicated to increasing our Corporate Sponsorship revenue. Our goal is to raise over $5,000 to pay for a large portion of our marketing.

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Volunteer Coordination-Airdrie Food Bank The Airdrie Food Bank’s mandate is to provide short term emergency food support to adults, children and families in need in Airdrie, Crossfield, Balzac, Beiseker and surrounding communities in North Rocky View. We collect food and funds from the community and distribute food as needed through our many programs. We use volunteers and staff to meet our mandate of being “Neighbors helping Neighbors.”

The Airdrie Food Bank was established in 1984 when the need for food support became apparent. Over the years it has been located in a church basement, the Regional Health Building and is now in the industrial area. The Airdrie Food Bank is working hard to meet drastically increased demand for food services and programs and is currently building a new permanent, purpose-built facility that will meet the increased demand and serve us well into the future.

Outcome Measures A. Input

How much FCSS funds were invested in this program? total 2013 funding $20,000

FCSS Investment per capita per volunteer $0.40 $99.50

B. Volunteerism

How did they engage residents to give back to community through volunteerism? Volunteer Participation (January-December 2012) # of volunteers 10 Board of Directors

quantitative results # hours contributed 485

40 Breakfast Program 9 Community Service 132 Regular Volunteers Events (these would include regular volunteers & would not have paperwork on others depending on the event) 10 student

311 237 4,682 4,831

TOTAL

10,675

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staffing 0.5 FTE


Volunteer Training (January-December 2012) training program 1. volunteer training

quantitative results # sessions # participant 1 132

qualitative results Pre Post Effect Size 66% 71% 0.19

social indicators increased social capital

C. Funding Request (estimated values) Salaries & Benfits Program Supplies Administration 2013 FCSS Plus TOTAL *allocated to staffing in 2013

2014 Funding Request FCSS Base $8,500 $1,500 $-

2014 Request $28,000 $4,250 $1,750

Variance 229% 183%

$10,000* $20,000

$34,000

70%

D. Request Justification Summary of Request

We are asking for $34000 from Airdrie FCSS to support our growing volunteer program. We will ask for $3000 from Crossfield FCSS and cover the remaining expenses from our donor dollars. The rationale for our volunteer program is evident in the volunteer hours served. If we were required to hire and pay staff to do all that our volunteers do, our service to the community would be impossible to maintain. Volunteers contributed more than 10,675 hours in 2012. This works out to 6 FTE positions. As the programs of the Food Bank grow we continually utilize more volunteers to help with all aspects of operations. We are very grateful that we have such a caring community that is willing to give their time to help those in need. Our volunteer program is open to anyone who is willing to volunteer therefore we don`t have a limited capacity per se. That said, we do schedule volunteers so that all jobs are covered and there are no major overlaps due to the limited room in our facility. Our volunteer program strives to build a diverse base of volunteers that allows us to match their skills and areas of interest to our needs. Through appropriate screening and training we are able to match the skill set offered by interested volunteers to the resources needed to meet the Food Banks objectives.

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Volunteer Coordination-Airdrie Meals On Wheels The Airdrie Meals On Wheels Society is a non-profit service providing regular nutritious meals to those who wish to remain independent in the comfort of their own home. The Service provides two nutritious meals including, entrĂŠe, soup, salad, sandwich and dessert. Delviery weekdays around noon by volunteer drivers. Flexibility so clients can receive meals as many days of the week as desired. Meals for weekends and holidays when ordered in advance. Special Dietary requirements available. Volunteers play an important role in building a healthy and caring commu-

nity. Airdrie Meals On Wheels is a purely volunteer run community program. It is composed of eight (8) dedicated board volunteers working together to support residents by providing them with nutritious meals. In addition, Airdrie Meals On Wheels presently has forty (26) driver volunteers who deliver meals to eligible residents. These dirver volunteers are well-trained to respond to difficult situations; are provided with the opportunity to get out in the community and assist residents when required; and are learning about social needs.

Outcome Measures A. Input

How much FCSS funds were invested in this program? total 2013 funding $15,000

FCSS Investment per capita per volunteer $0.30

$441

B. Volunteerism

How did they engage residents to give back to community through volunteerism? Volunteer Participation (January-December 2012) # of volunteers 8 Board of Directors 26 volunteer drivers TOTAL

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quantitative results # hours contributed 4,700 694 5,394

staffing N/A


Volunteer Training (January-December 2012) training program 1. volunteer drivers orientation

quantitative results # sessions # participant 1 34

qualitative results Pre Post Effect Size 66 74 0.49

social indicators increased social capital

C. Funding Request (estimated values) Salaries & Benfits

2014 Funding Request FCSS Base

2014 Request

Variance

Program Supplies Administration

$11,550 $2,150

$12,350 $2,750

7% 28%

2013 FCSS Plus TOTAL

$1,300 $15,000

$15,100

10%

D. Request Justification Summary of Request

The challenges for 2014: In 2014, the caterer for Airdrie Meals On Wheels will increase their price. To ensure this increase is not passed on to clients, Meals On Wheels will need to increase their public profile in order to garner community support for their program. In addition Meals On Wheels will consider increasing its price to the clients because it has not made an increase in price for more than 10 years.

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Mentoring In Airdrie-Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring in Airdrie encompasses various mentoring programs where adults mentor young people both in schools and in the community. Their school-based mentoring programs include the mPower Youth Mentoring program that matches adult volunteer mentors with young people in junior, middle and senior high school; and In-School Mentoring that matches adult volunteer mentors with elementary school children. School-based mentoring matches meet weekly throughout the school year.

Their community-based mentoring programs in Airdrie focus on the Big Brother, Big sister and Couples for Kids programs. These programs match volunteer mentors with young people, age six to eighteen, who meet weekly and explore activities in the community. This multi-program approach allows their agency and mentoring services to be broader in scope with flexibility to meet the needs of young people and volunteers in the city of Airdrie and its surrounding area.

Outcome Measures A. Input

How much FCSS funds were invested in this program? total 2013 funding $22,514

FCSS Investment per capita per participant $0.45 $255

staffing 1.0 FTE

B. Output

How many unique individuals did they serve? Unique Individuals Served (January- December 2012) face-to-face social indicator Pre 39 teens matched with adults mentoring survey 72%

Post 80%

Effect Size 0.47

C. Results

What difference did the program make? Participants in groups/programs/activities (January-December 2012) quantitative results qualitative results group/program/activity # sessions # partici- social indicators Pre Post Effect pant Size 1. monthly meeting 3 9 2. matched events 1 8 3. volunteer mentor training 18 16 4. youth safety training 20 16 TOTAL

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D. Funding Request (estimated values) Salaries & Benfits Program Supplies Administration 2013 FCSS Plus TOTAL

2014 Funding Request FCSS Base $18,750 $650 $600 $2,514 $22,514

2014 Request $47,325 $425 $2,250

Variance 152% -35% 275%

$50,000

150%

E. Request Justification •

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Summary of Request

We lost funding from anonymous donor as staff capacity did not allow us to run the full program in Airdrie. Human Services government funding will also be ending by March 2014 that was targeted to the district office including Airdrie. We have been approved for a casino chapter for Airdrie and area but will not take place until first quarter of 2015. Additional work will be done this year to Bowl for Kids fundraiser to take place in the spring of 2014 in order to raise money for local programs in Airdrie.

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Teen Mentoring-Big Brothers Big Sisters Teen mentoring is about friendship. Volunteering as Big Brothers and Big Sisters, junior and senior high school students, 14 to 18 years old, are matched to children ages 6 to 12 at participating elementary and middle schools. Meeting for one hour a week in a school or community setting with on-site support provided, matches spend quality one-to-one time together in a variety of both structured and unstructured activities. Teen Mentoring not only provides elementary and middle school children with positive role models and a realistic look into their futures, but also provides the teen mentors with an opportunity to provide leadership, expand their skills and experience and give

back to the community. Our goal for 2013 is to match 60 children to teen mentors. Teen mentoring encourages and reinforces a sense of community among the students who participate as mentors. The teen mentors gain a sense of responsibility through acting as a role model and through their importance to the school community. The children mentored gain insight into the possibilities that await them as they progress through their school years.

Outcome Measures A. Input

How much FCSS funds were invested in this program? total 2013 funding $122,396

FCSS Investment per capita per participant $2.47 $224

staffing 1.54 FTE

B. Output

How many unique individuals did they serve? Unique Individuals Served (January- December 2012) face-to-face social indicator Pre 61 children matched with teens mentoring survey 83%

Post 86%

Effect Size 0.25

C. Results

What difference did the program make? Participants in groups/programs/activities (January-December 2012) quantitative results qualitative results group/program/activity # sessions # partici- social indicators Pre Post Effect pant Size 1. volunteer training 4 52 2. child safety training 2 60 TOTAL 112

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D. Funding Request (estimated values) Salaries & Benfits Program Supplies Administration 2013 FCSS Plus TOTAL

2014 Funding Request FCSS Base $12,592 $5,000 $408 $3,075 $21,075

2014 Request $22,075 $675 $2,250

Variance 75% -87% 451%

$25,000

19%

E. Request Justification •

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Summary of Request

We lost Safe Haven funding that BBBS Calgaery has been using to help the Teen program in Airdrie. Human Services funding will laso be ending by March 2014 which was targeted to include Airdrie. We have been approved for a casino chapter for Airdrie and area but will not take place until first quarter of 2015. Additional work will be done this year to Bowl for Kids fundraiser to take place in the spring of 2014 in order to raise money for local programs in Airdrie.

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