YMCA of Northern BC Gives Thanks

Prince George, BC, Canada / CKPG News
YMCA of Northern BC Gives Thanks

It was a day of celebration and thanks in front of what will be the home for Foundry Prince George this Fall.
The Foundry is a program run by the YMCA of Northern BC, and it is a one-stop wellness centre for youth between the ages of 12 and 25. Since it was announced last year, the YMCA of Northern BC has raised just over $65,000 and, today, gave thanks to two major donors. The first is $25,000 from Integris Credit Union, which will go toward the construction of a Cultural/Spiritual Room.
“It allows venting to occur, it allows for some traditional practices and smudging within the context of that room, which is really important for indigenous youth to get connected to their culture and their healing practices that we know supports mental, physical and spiritual health,” explains Amanda Alexander, CEO of the YMCA of Northern BC.
The other was a donation of $10,000 from Canadian Tire, for the construction of a Talking Room.
“Really important in terms of having the supports for youth around mental health, substance use, social services, wrap-around support, including peer support with lived experience.”
The Foundry is expected to open its doors this Fall.

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