Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Grant and Contribution Details: 2008-2009 - 2nd Quarter
Recipient Name: EMPOWWORD INC.
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date: 2008-08-29
Value: $194,244.00
Type: Contribution
Purpose: Through this project, a community program targeting male youth in conflict with the law from the Jane and Finch neighborhood of Toronto will be piloted and evaluated over a period of one year. The program consists in bringing approximately 20 male youth involved in the justice system and in gang activities to weekend camps outside of the city. At the camps, the youth will participate in activities designed to foster pro-social skills and reduce offending behaviour. Activities such as horse therapy, drug/alcohol education and intervention, traditional native Pow Wow, life skills / communication skills / anger management training, gang intervention workshops and different sporting opportunities will address the interdependence of the spiritual, emotional, psychological, physical, social, cultural, economic and broader environmental aspects of the participant's health. The goal of the "9 Heavens Healing Academy" project is to reduce the youth level of involvement in unlawful and gang activities.
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