Resources and Support:

211

If you are looking for a resource that is not listed here or need some help navigating the system, 211 is a great place to start. Friendly staff will help connect you to resources that suit your needs.

Volunteer Information Quinte

Volunteer Information Quinte (VIQ) is a resource for people looking for volunteer opportunities

Open Line Open Mind

310-OPEN (6736) is a free, confidential service to get information, support and referral to all mental health and addictions services in Hastings & Prince Edward Counties in Ontario, Canada.

LGBT Youth Line

LGBT Youth Line is a Queer, Trans, Two-Spirit* youth-led organization that affirms and supports the experiences of youth (29 and under) across Ontario. This organization works to provide anonymous peer support and referrals; train youth to provide support to other youth; and provide resources so youth can make informed decisions.

 

Funding Opportunities for Youth:

Jumpstart 

Age: 4-18

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When families need a little financial boost to get kids involved in a sport, dance team or other active program, they need to fill out an application. This needs to be done before the fees are due, as the money goes right to the organization. Applications for assistance can typically be submitted from January 15 to November 1; with the goal for funding to be equitably distributed over Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter activities.

Your family meets our financial need requirements and your kid is registered, but what about the skates/cleats/racquets/gloves/helmets/uniforms they need to play? Not to worry. Jumpstart has you covered. The application asks for equipment details. Funds can also be provided for adaptive equipment to help kids with special needs.

Means Testing Required: Family must meet Federal Government Low Income Cut Off: eg. Family of 2 must make less than $21,715, Family of 3 must make less than $26, 695, Family of 4 must make less than $ 32, 412, Family of 5 must make less than $36, 760 etc.  

Other notes:

  • Program must be a minimum of 5 hours in duration and 5 sessions
  • Each eligible child is able to receive funding of up to $600 per year for sports and physical activities. Only one sport or activity is covered per submission up to a maximum of $300 per submission. The maximum amount of funding may differ from Chapter to Chapter due to the varying budgets and demand.
  • Can apply year after year
  • Funding goes directly to organization offering programing -not directly to families.

 

The Children’s Foundation – Playing for Keeps

Age: 4-18

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Our programs & services aim to educate and inspire our community to effect change and to bring people and financial resources together to improve the quality of life for children and youth who are at risk in Hastings, Northumberland and Prince Edward Counties.

Low income families may register for a sport or any activity the child loves

Other Info:

  • Family must reside in Hastings, Northumberland and Prince Edward Counties and be unable to pay the registration costs
  • Funding will not exceed a maximum of $500 per child, per year.  *Funds are awarded for registration fees
  • Family cannot apply for more than $250 for one activity per season, per child
  • Funding must be for ongoing activities/programs – bi-weekly attendance is required
  • Most current T1 General Form must be included with application to be processed
  • Incomplete application forms will not be processed
  • Payment will be made directly to the organization/program
  • Families must provide registration information before payment will be issued
  • Reimbursements will not be issued
  • Arrears will not be issued
  • Families are asked to contribute a minimum of 10% of the registration cost
  • Applicants and organizations will be notified with the status of their application within two weeks

 

Camps of Hope

Age: 4-18

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Every year, children in our communities enjoy the enriching experience of attending camp through the Camps of Hope Program.  Camps of Hope helps to pay registration fees for families in need.

Other Info

  • Family must reside in Hastings, Northumberland or Prince Edward Counties and be unable to pay the registration fees
  • Funding will not exceed a maximum of $200 per child, per year
  • Funds are awarded for registration fees
  • Funding must be for camp purposes only
  • Most current T1 General Form must be included with application to be processed
  • Incomplete application forms will not be processed
  • Payment will be made directly to the organization/program
  • Families must provide registration information before payment will be issued
  • Re-imbursements will not be issued
  • Arrears will not be issued
  • Families are asked to contribute a minimum of 10% of the registration cost
  • Applications and organizations will be notified with the status of their application within two weeks.

 

Student Emergency Fund

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Providing immediate assistance to students in crisis situations. This funding could be used to purchase items such as eyeglasses, EpiPens, medical supplies, food and clothing, transportation, to subsidize field trips, or to assist with additional financial needs that result from family crises (fire, flood, layoffs, illness, etc).

Other info: Apply through the school, means testing not required

 

Len & Olive Black Memorial Fund

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Supports students facing financial hardship who:

1) Require assistance with purchasing materials and items to allow them to fully participate in courses, leveling the playing field for all students

2) Would like to pursue post secondary education and need assistance with the application fee.

Other Info: Apply through the school, means testing not required.

 

Learning and Engagement Fund

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Age: 12-29

Recipients of the fund can be any PEC youth:

  • who have not completed an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, Ontario Secondary School Certificate, Certificate of Accomplishment or GED
  • who are engaged in their education or attempting to re-engage with their education. Education is defined broadly and can include apprenticeship, mentorship, certificate etc.
  • whose financial circumstances make them unable to pay the full cost of participation.
  • who seek funding related to participation in education or meaningful community engagement through activities or events.

 

Research

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Theory of Change

Check out our Theory of Change, and the wrap around support that our partners work to provide to Youth and their families in PEC!