Funded Agencies

Renfrew County charities to receive over $210,000 for 2016/2017 projects.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 – Pembroke, ON – The Renfrew County United Way announced today that 10 charities will receive over $210,000 to fund health and social services projects and services for 2016/2017.

In addition to regular funding allocations, the United Way has also confirmed that two projects will each receive a $1,000 micro grant from the Community Support Fund, established in 2014. Also, 10 area refugee sponsorship groups, will receive $1,000 each to assist with transportation, translation and English language training for their families.

Board Chair Doug Tennant stated, “We have a diversity of agency partners delivering innovative and essential programs and services throughout the region and United Way is honoured to support their efforts.” The charities receiving United Way funds for 2016/2017 are:

  • Algonquin Way Cultural Centre - $10,000 for senior’s shut-in program, crafting and traditional teachings
  • Bonnechere Valley Youth Activity Centre - $10,084 for Summer Day Camp
  • Boys & Girls Club of Pembroke - $40,000 for Clubhouse after School Program, Kids in the Kitchen and Teen Rec Nights
  • Community Resource Centre Killaloe - $20,000 to establish The Parent Café for families and children in vulnerable situations
  • Family & Children’s Services of Renfrew County - $25,000 to provide Safe Shelter for Youth who are at risk or homeless
  • North Renfrew Family Services - $20,500 to continue to support of their Successful Relationship Building program
  • Petawawa Military Families Resource Centre - $10,000 for Pre & Post-Natal Nutrition program
  • Renfrew County Syrian Refugee Sponsorship Groups - $10,000: $1,000 for each family to access transportation, translation and English language training
  • Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre - $24,832 for crisis mental health clinics throughout the County
  • Salvation Army Youth Centre - $20,000 for music instructors and instruments and speaker series on youth issues such as addictions, mental health and suicide prevention
  • St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation - $1,000 to train 15 volunteers to assist with palliative and hospice care in the Madawaska Valley
  • The Grind Coffee House - $20,000 to establish a 3-bed homeless shelter for adults in downtown Pembroke
  • Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County - $1,000 to assist with transportation, so that women can access counselling