“Bridges between communities. Bridges between cultures. Bridges between people. We believe that positive social change begins with human to human relationships”
We see our work as investing in people and their capacity to be stronger community leaders which in turns translates to safer and healthy communities for us all. We expect our partners to invest quality time, energy and resources, and we expect ourselves to deliver high quality services and support. At this time, we’d like to offer you the opportunity to invest in your own community by financially supporting youth and community leaders to participate in our programming.
Invest in a Youth:
Someone like Tara, a 24-year old Aboriginal woman currently living in Morley who has dreams of improving her community by bridging her traditional roots with modern society. While she doesn’t have a high school degree, she has a powerful voice and a passion for improving her community situation.
Or Mona, a young woman who is committed to changing the lives of those living in her native country of Yemen by reducing the amount of qat grown therein. Qat is an amphetamine-like stimulant that can cause dependence in its users, and is incredibly consumptive of water – a resource that is becoming increasingly rare. Mona’s dream is to see qat replaced by other native plants that will be healthier, and more productive, for the Yemeni community.
When you invest in people like Tara and Mona, your return will be the impact they have in building our collective community future.
$500 will support one youth/young adult through a year of Bridges programming and support.
$5000 will support an entire community group of youth/young adults for one year of programming and support.
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Much of Canada Bridges’ training and mentoring is provided by expert volunteers who invest their time and expertise, and in return receive the satisfaction of contributing meaningful work to their community. Yet even with this generosity, our work would not be possible without donors to fund disbursements. When you invest in Canada Bridges, your dollars go directly to programs; we work for the community in the community, and as such we incur no office rental fees or substantial overhead costs. We are highly committed to transparency, and can trace every dollar. And know that we also require some kind of financial investment from the communities with which we work, whether it be in-kind or as a cash payment, to indicate their commitment to the work.
Bridges Social Development is a registered Canadian charity. Tax receipts will be issued for your donation.