6.02 Reduces social service costs

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CHANCES (Caring, Helping, And Nurturing, Children Every Step) exists to provide a range of child development and parent support services to children from 0-11 years and their families, particularly those experiencing additional life challenges. In the provision of a range of comprehensive programs and services. CHANCES Inc. exists to contribute to the wellbeing of children from 0-11 years and their families, particularly those experiencing additional life challenges.

The annual 5K Santa Shuffle Fun Run & 1K Elf Walk brings families and friends together. The event is held across North America, so check the city closest to you and sign up!Why the santa shuffle 5K fun run and 1K elf walk?This merry event helps The Salvation Army to assist families and individuals in need during the Christmas season and throughout the year.

Mobilized FreeWheelers version 1.0 was an elaboration on our core Build-A-Bike program. The project explored the need for more community-based and locally specific knowledge of cycling and transportation access, based on experiences of young people living in marginalized communities in Toronto.

Past participants of Charlie’s FreeWheels learn on-road safety, get to see more of the city, and they can spend time with new friends.Bike Club has been to Scarborough Bluffs, Leslie Street Spit, the Don Valley Ravine, and to the Toronto Islands. Students typically choose places to go, and a picnic lunch is provided.

CFW is increasing its capacity to facilitate youth advocacy efforts related to cycling and active transportation. Mobilized FreeWheelers: Youth Advocacy capitalizes on community research done in 2013 to imagine creative solutions to build safe, accessible streets for young cyclists in Toronto.

Charlie’s FreeWheels is open for Drop-In hours on Tuesday and Thursday evenings 4:00-6:00.During this time youth who have gone through our Charlie’s FreeWheels programming have full access to tools and they are able to ask an experienced mechanic any questions about how to maintain their bicycle.

Our programming is predominately filled with boys and the bike world is filled with male mechanics. We are lucky enough to have Ainsley Naylor from Bike Pirates come and teach this class to our group of girls. Naylor also teaches a Woman and Trans Class at Bike Pirates. We are happy to have her to represent the female mechanics. We will also be inviting strong female role models from the community to talk and inspire our students.

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.

The NWT BETTER health and wellness approach targets NWT residents between 40 and 65 years of age. However, the BETTER tools can be easily adapted to all age groups.

The aim is to prevent or reduce chronic diseases by focusing on relevant screening interventions and by improving lifestyle choices. The diseases targeted are those that have strong evidence for prevention and screening and include: