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Prince George Community Foundation joins national community challenge

Alain LeFebvre, Community Foundation president.
Alain LeFebvre, Community Foundation president.

The Prince George Community Foundation is joining the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge, making up to $15,000 available to youth-led projects that address diverse and urgent local priorities.

“This is incredibly exciting,” said Mindy Stroet, Senior Fund Development Officer with the Prince George Community Foundation. “Youth are facing pressures on many fronts, and so are our communities. We want to be part of creative solutions that enhance equity, sustainability and fairness that help lay the groundwork for a brighter future.”

The RBC Future Launch Community Challenge will enable youth to apply for funding to support their bold ideas to address urgent community priorities. It is an opportunity for young people to lead, learn new skills, gain experience, and build relationships in their local communities — all things that will help them prepare for the future of work. Later this year, the Prince George Community Foundation will also bring youth and community members together for ‘Vital Conversations,’ community dialogue focused on creating a better future together.

This Community Challenge goes far beyond Prince George, participating community foundations will make grants and learning opportunities available to youth-led initiatives in 150 communities from coast to coast to coast. As a whole, the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge aims to empower Canadian youth for the jobs and community realities of the future.

“The board and staff of the Prince George Community Foundation are pleased to be able to support this youth-led initiative in the Prince George Community. We want to thank RBC Foundation for taking the lead in ensuring our local youth have an opportunity to make a lasting impact within their community,” said Al LeFebvre, President, Prince George Community Foundation.

“Young people are already demonstrating tremendous leadership in communities in Canada and across the world. Look no further than the massive youth-led initiatives such as global student marches against climate change. The RBC Future Launch Community Challenge is an exciting opportunity to help shift power into their hands further, by bringing them to the decision-making table where they can lead in developing solutions for the future,” says Andrew Chunilall, CEO of CFC.

Grant applications will be accepted between May 22 and September 18, 2019. Contact the Prince George Community Foundation for more information on how to apply, or visit www.pgcf.ca

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