Giving back to our community is what the Central Okanagan Foundation and COFFY is all about. One of the primary ways we do this is by allowing registered charities to apply to the Foundation for a grant through our youth committee - the Central Okanagan Foundation for Youth (COFFY).
Do you have a project that would help the community?
Are the people involved mostly youth?
Is the project sponsored by a charity or school?
Do you have 50% of your funding?
COFFY could grant you up to $1000!
Visit COFFY's website for more information: www.coffy.ca
The Bridge Youth & Family Services is all about helping children and youth become healthy adults. One of the best ways we have found to achieve this is to support parents. In 2009, the Central Okanagan Foundation provided a generous grant to support parent education programs. These funds allow over 100 parents and caregivers to benefit from parenting workshops, through providing subsidies, course materials, healthy snacks, on-site child care and transportation assistance, as required.
The Bridge is actively involved in building stronger families and healthy children. Timely counseling and parent education provides support and community connections for families that may find themselves needing further resources to fully meet the needs of their children. Enhancing life skills for youth is critical for a successful transition to adulthood and residential care is designed to build confidence and capacity within our young people.