In 2023, the Foyston, Gordon & Payne Foundation continued to support youth organizations across the country. This year, the Foundation presented its annual grants to six organizations:
- ENAGB Indigenous Youth Agency
- Thrive, CYN St. John’s Inc.
- Delta Life Skills
- Elements Society
- Hamilton & District Extend-A-Family
Here’s a brief description of each organization:
ENAGB Indigenous Youth Agency is an organization in Toronto dedicated to empowering and supporting Indigenous youth. With a focus on culture, education, and community engagement, ENAGB works to create a positive and inclusive environment for Indigenous young people, fostering a sense of pride and identity.
Founded in 1979, l’Antre-Jeunes works with children and youth aged 10 to 17 living in and around Saint-Jérôme, Québec, to reach predefined goals through weekly group activities. Whether overcoming shyness, building confidence, enhancing concentration, or regulating emotions, participants also receive one-on-one monthly meetings with staff to track progress towards their objectives.
Based in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Thrive, is a leading youth-focused organization committed to enhancing the mental health and well-being of young individuals. The organization’s programs were developed in collaboration with the community to address the gaps in services offered to youth and young adults.
Delta Life Skills in Delta, B.C., works to promote independence and empowerment for children and youth with disabilities. Its six-week summer program provides opportunities for participants to practice a wide range of life skills such as traffic safety, money handling, personal care, meal preparation, and social skills while engaging with the community.
Elements Society empowers students in Metro Vancouver and Calgary to develop lifelong skills and optimism to tackle climate change. Through innovative projects, students address real-world problems and create measurable and positive impact.
Hamilton & District Extend-A-Family provides a safe and inclusive space for children and youth with neurodivergencies and/or developmental delays. The programs offered by the organization gives the participants opportunities to forge friendships and provides respite to their families.
More information on these organizations is available on their respective websites.
The Foyston, Gordon & Payne Foundation was established in 2015 to provide a mechanism for the employees of FGP to contribute to charitable activities in many communities across Canada. The Foundation’s mission is to support charities whose activities and programs benefit children.