"We Can Together" program - Learning the Art of Canning and Food Preservation With Seniors.

Organization Sponsor: Interior Community Services


Program Description

Interior Community Services is receiving thousands of dollars in federal funding to teach young families the art of canning. Seniors Minister Alice Wong says 25 thousand dollars will go towards the "We Can Together" program. Up to 100 seniors will volunteer their time to teach young families how to preserve food. Wong says the program will benefit seniors as well.

Seniors will provide workshops to teach parents and families the skills of canning and food preservation. It is hoped this knowledge will be passed on to furture generations.

Program Approximate Cost: 


Funding Sources: 

 New Horizons for Seniors Program- Federal Government.

Impact Of Program: 

Interior Community Services is a non-profit agency providing close to 50 programs in 32 communities.  We provide support and services to approximately 1,100 people a day providing programs from prenatal to seniors.  Interior Community Services offers a wide range of prevention and supports to children, youth and family, community living and affordable housing.

Key Elements Towards Success: 

Interior Community Services enriches the lives of individuals and families by providing integrated family support, individual life skills development, and safe, nurturing home environments designed to assist people to live to their potential in the community.  

Length and Stage of Project: 

The history of Interior Community Services (ICS) includes the history of two non-profit organizations that were based in Kamloops. Those organizations were Kamloops Youth Resources Society (KYRS) and Kamloops Community Support Services (KCSS). In August of 2002 both Boards voted to amalgamate the two organizations. On April 1, 2003 KYRS and KCSS legally became Interior Community Services.

This Canning project began in 2014.

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