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HEALTH & RECREATION

2017 PROJECTS

87VICTORIA EPILEPSY AND PARKINSON'S CENTRE SOCIETY REQUESTING $20,000 Social Support Program - Adults Living with Epilepsyheadwayvictoria.com This program supports over 25 adults living with epilepsy through monthly peer -to-peer support groups and community-based workshops. One in 100 Canadians experience seizures, a frightening and alarming occurrence, especially when an individual is new to the condition. Peer support can raise awareness, create relationships in a safe environment, expose people to different coping skills, and increase self-efficacy and social networks. Long-term impacts of the program include an increase in participants’ ability to live independently and make healthy choices that reduce risk and prevent crisis, and an improved capacity to manage the physical, psychological, and social effects of epilepsy. Vital Signs Indicator: Belonging & Engagement 88VICTORIA INTEGRATION SOCIETY REQUESTING $15,000 Disability and Diversity: Education to Promote Active Living rivonline.org Recreation Integration Victoria will develop and deliver educational and promotional materials aimed at reducing existing attitudinal barriers towards persons with disabilities. Behaviours and perception can make it difficult for a person with a disability to engage in programs and activities in their community, often discouraging participation in sport and recreation before the person even gets started. Offered in collaboration with 20 community organizations through training sessions and outreach fairs, this program will target recreation centre staff, sport coaches, education professionals and members of the community-at-large. Vital Signs Indicator: Sports & Recreation 89VICTORIA NATIVE FRIENDSHIP CENTRE REQUESTING $18,000 Community Food Educator to support the Food Rescue Project vnfc.ca Funding will support a Community Food Educator to work with First Nations, people with disabilities and low-income seniors to prepare and distribute perishable food donated through the Food Rescue project. The Food Rescue project provides fresh, nutritious food recovered from grocery stores to participants of the Food Share Network, a collaboration of over 40 non -profit agencies working to improve food access in the region. The Community Food Educator will be on -site at six of the participating agencies when food is delivered. The project will support 5 00 food-insecure people to create meals, develop recipes and receive mentoring about healthy eating. Vital Signs Indicator: Standard of Living 90VICTORIA THERAPEUTIC RIDING ASSOCIATION REQUESTING $10,000 Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association Programming 2016/2017vtra.ca The Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association provides three unique therapeutic horseback riding programs for individuals with physical, cognitive and social challenges. The Adaptive Riding P rogram helps meet physical and occupational therapy goals, provides safe and effective recreation and increases students' overall wellbeing. The Life Skills program builds on the Adaptive Riding Program, incorporating stable management practices to develop personal responsibility, behavioral regulation, and time management skills.The Early Intervention Program aids in the physical and cognitive development of at-risk children between the ages of three and five years old. Funding will support over 94 students to participate in these programs. Vital Signs Indicator: Health & Wellness VICTORIA FOUNDATION – MAKE IT HAPPEN! 25

Make it happen! 2016/2017  

We are pleased to share summaries adapted from community grant applications received from local charitable organizations for projects and pr...

Make it happen! 2016/2017  

We are pleased to share summaries adapted from community grant applications received from local charitable organizations for projects and pr...

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