Anti-crime programs that focus on gangs, bullying, drugs, and internet safety will help young people in Alberta sort fact from fiction.The most recent Civil Forfeiture Fund (CFF) grants support 15 projects throughout Alberta, including the YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre which received a two-year $500,000 grant.The YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre is an interactive facility that supports youth by helping them strengthen their knowledge of the tough issues of their time, make positive life choices, and become responsible citizens in their communities.CFF grants support community initiatives aimed at children, youth, and families at risk of becoming involved in criminal activity, including gang involvement and those at-risk of being a victim of crime. A total of $2.8 million in grants support community crime prevention and victims’ services projects.
The Youth Volunteer Program (YVP) is an initiative designed by Immigrant Services Calgary to assist individuals aged 14-20, who are newcomers to Canada. YVP activities have, in the past, ranged from the preparation and serving of food to the homeless, to a community talent show designed, hosted and delivered by the youth in our program. This program offers immigrant youth a platform to utilize their talents, to volunteer in and around the city of Calgary.
We conducted an interview with our youth volunteer Sara. Watch this video to find out why you should become a youth volunteer at Immigrant Services Calgary.