Tell us about your partnerships
We have partnerships with various community agencies to operate this innovative program. Each program client is referred by a community outreach worker that provides professional support in addition to the advocacy and mentorship provided by our volunteers. These agencies include Canadian Mental Health Association, Brain Trust, Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society and Outreach Urban Health among others.
Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your solution? If so, where and why?
We are currently looking at expanding our program to target youth that are in transition from the foster care system to adulthood. We are exploring this possibility in partnership with Canadian Mental Health in Kelowna.
What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?
As a volunteer based organizations our overhead costs are kept very low. This builds community while creating a sustainable budget.
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list