Ponoka Youth Centre receives support from Canada Post

By Ponoka News Staff

The Ponoka Youth Centre/Boys and Girls Clubs of Wolf Creek is excited to have received funds from the Canada Post Foundation to aid in establishing a Before School Care Program in Ponoka.

The funds received from the Canada Post Foundation will assist the Ponoka Youth Centre in covering the start-up costs associated with establishing this new program in the community.

A recent survey was conducted in the community and it was found that a significant number of families in the community where in need of child care in the early hours before school.

The Ponoka Youth Centre responded to this survey by developing a Before School Care Program.

The Canada Post Foundation has agreed to assist in this endeavor by relieving some of the costs associated with the establishment of the program.

For the past 18 years Ponoka Youth Centre has been providing a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life. The Canada Post Community Foundation for Children is committed to keep every child in Canada is happy, healthy and an integral part of the community that supports and cares for them..Since 2012, the Foundation has granted more than $8 million to more than 780 organizations.

– Submitted by Ponoka Youth Centre

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Supporting a friend with mental health issues

AHS: Do you have a friend who just doesn’t seem to be their usual self?

PHOTOS: Ponoka Curling Club hosts Alberta Junior Curling Tour Event

The Ponoka Curling Club hosted its first-ever Alberta Junior Curling Tour Event… Continue reading

Jeffery Kraft of Ponoka remembered for being loving, well-liked

Kraft passed away on Dec. 15, 2019, in Lacombe at 20 years old

Deserving Ponoka student appointed to National Youth Council

Yael Witvoet will now be able to advocate for causes on a national scale

Province investigating death of Samson Cree Nation youth in care

16-year-old found deceased outside in Rocky Mountain House

Officials reaching out to those in contact with Canada’s first coronavirus patient

The illness has sickened at least 1,975 people and killed 56 in China

UPDATE Human remains found in Manny’s Motel ruins

UPDATE RCMP Major Crimes Unit Investigate Fatal Fire in Wetaskiwin

‘Presumptive case’ of coronavirus in Canada confirmed by Ontario doctors

Man in his 50s felt ill on his return to Canada from Wuhan, China

‘My heart is going to bleed’: Bodies brought back to Canada following Iran plane crash

Remains of Sahar Haghjoo, 37, and her eight-year-old daughter, Elsa Jadidi, were identified last weekend

Alberta Urban Municipalities Association wants province to make tax changes

The Alberta Court of Appeal ruled last year that municipalities are unsecured creditors

Alberta woman charged with child abduction pleads guilty to lesser charge

Womann can’t be identified under a court-ordered publication ban

Canada slips in global corruption ranking in aftermath of SNC-Lavalin scandal

The country obtained a score of 77, which places it at the top in the Americas

Wuhan bans cars, Hong Kong closes schools as coronavirus spreads

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said her government will raise its response level to emergency, highest one

Most Read