2020 Recipients

Family and Community Support Services Funding

Calgary Rural Primary Care Network
Camp Chestermere

Calgary Rural Primary Care Network - $15,300.00

Seniors Connect ensures seniors and their caregivers are well informed on the resources available to them. This includes a senior’s resource handbook and weekly articles in the local newspaper regarding senior-related topics and issues. Volunteers will be recruited to deliver these to seniors who are confined to their homes due to mobility or health conditions. This will ensure all seniors remain engaged and socially included.

Camp Chestermere - $13,360.00

CLTD Teen Leadership is open to all Chestermere teenage residents as well as those outside of Chestermere. The program aims to help students develop into effective leaders not only at the camp but in their schools, sports teams and other activities they are involved in.

Chestermere Regional Food Bank
Prairie Waters Elementary

Chestermere Food Bank - $10,000.00

Volunteer Development is geared to building a substantial volunteer program to support the Chestermere Regional Food Bank’s mission. This project will focus on direct support to volunteers through recruitment, training, overseeing and recognizing their efforts, which would enhance the overall volunteer program and provide for better retention of volunteers. 

Prairie Waters Elementary - $9,060.00

Awakening Passions is a year long project for Grades 1 & 2 students that allows them the opportunity to develop and hone their interests while learning how to be self-directed, confident and collaborative learners. Each week students are exposed to new opportunities that allow them to explore and reflect on their passions. Students then select a potential passion to pursue and work on developing this through the remainder of the year before sharing their passion at a Celebration of Learning.


Synergy - $92,280.00

It Takes a Youth to Raise a Village has been separated into two specific focus areas with the FCSS funding being directed towards leadership and mentorship. Youth are supported by adult mentors and a network of community leaders. Youth Council and SHOUT are regularly credited with inspiring individuals and groups to become involved in community capacity building.

United Way/Chestermere Partnership Funding

Accredited Supports to the Community
Camp Chestermere

Accredited Supports to the Community - $8,000.00

Healthy Families is a Home Visitation program for families with children 0-6 years. Providing in-home support, information and referrals in the areas of child development, positive parenting, family support, and community resources. The program has the unique ability to work with a family until the youngest child reaches school age. This allows that some families are on caseload for a few months, some for a few years.

Camp Chestermere - $14,237.20

Helping All Campers Succeed offers 1:1 program care for children with a wide variety of needs including ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s, Mental Health Concerns, Development Delays and more. Campers are assigned a leader for their week at camp who contact the families before arrival to work with them on designing programming for their child. These leaders would also provide training for all camp staff to ensure everyone is involved in helping all campers succeed.

Camp Chestermere - $8,525.60

The Volunteer Mentorship Program Coordinator interviews potential people who have been recommended through the Gateway program run by the Calgary Police Service. This coordinator provides more one on one assistance to the participants and supervises them while onsite at the camp. The position was expanded in 2018 to be able to welcome more participants who may have been recommended by their parents, other local agencies and the local RCMP detachment. The coordinator will also manage requests from volunteers in the community who wish to fulfil roles at the camp in the work crews, kitchen, water sports and more.

Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta

Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta - $5,000.00

Financial Literacy Classes for Chestermere Youth is a financial literacy program for grades 5 - 12. Each session is 4 hours of class time and is taught by trained community volunteers. Students learn about budgeting, saving, global currencies, free enterprise, entrepreneurism and safe online shopping. The classes provide an opportunity for students to learn from finance and business leaders in the community. Students learn how to evaluate their financial decisions, preparing them to make smart lifelong economic choices.


Synergy - $14,237.20

The Resiliency Project aims to educate youth, families and organizations on building necessary life skills, the importance of prevention and early intervention, increasing resiliency, knowing when to seek support and connecting community members to resources and services. A Clinical Consultant was identified as a result of the gap in services created by the recent withdrawal of mental health services for youth.