Community Impact AREAS OF NEED

Community Impact funding is for programs in identified Areas of Need determined by teams of volunteers who live and work in our community.
Their decisions are based on expert knowledge, feedback, and statistical data, e.g. from needs assessments.
HEALTH: The Path to Wellness

(emphasis on adult and senior needs)

The Bowse Health Trust Needs Assessment identified access to dental services, and mental health support as priority areas of need for our community. Investigation by a UWRC committee further confirmed this, and so these continue to be focus areas for funding in 2016. In addition, we will be supporting programs that provide services to seniors, disabled and ailing members of the community to enable them to live independent, healthy, happy lives.

Promoting access to dental care and dental health education
e.g., emergency dental care, dental and nutrition education ...

Providing access to services and support for those with mental illness
e.g., post-traumatic stress, depression, addiction, bi-polar ...

Facilitating quality independent living
e.g., nutrition, care, community, advocacy ...




INCOME: The Road to Financial Stability

(youth in transition and work age adults)

We are fully aware of the stress an increasing section of our community are feeling in recent years due to the instability of the local, regional, and national economies. While continuing to fund programs that provide basic needs services for individuals and families who are in temporary or long-term crisis, the UWRC has identified the need to focus on programs whose specific outcomes may lead to sustainable employment.

Providing training and skills to gain and maintain employment
e.g., experiential learning, mentoring, life skills ....|

Removing barriers to gaining and sustaining employment
e.g., criminal records, transportation, substance abuse ...

Developing opportunities to enhance prospects for low wage
e.g., affordable housing and child care, tax assistance ...