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Cailyn Wolski

Cailyn Wolski
Sport, Fun and Summer Camp

Sport, Fun and Summer Camp

Sport, Fun,  and Physical Activity are all imperative to the well being of children and youth. Encouraging children to participate in outdoor extracurricular activities, such as sports, helps them explore and develop skills which are considered beneficial throughout their lives. By participating in sports, children are exposed to various mental, social, emotional, physical and educational benefits. Burnside Gorge Community Organization Camp Survivor - CFAX Santas Anonymous has issued camp subsidies for at-risk youth to participate in Camp Survivor summer camps.  The camps provide opportunities to learn new sports: kayaking, canoeing, wilderness exploration and more. Opportunities to work as a team,...

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Cailyn Wolski
Education

Education

Programs supporting literacy and numeracy have been a focus of the CFAX Santas Anonymous funding committee for two decades. Early intervention programs such as the 1000x5 Children's Book Recycling program is an example of the importance of reaching children with books at an early age.  It provides resources for babies and preschoolers and strategies for their adults in the crucial early child development. Centre for Outreach Education (UVIC) CORE is a donor funded child-centric service provider that hires teachers in training to provide weekly safe, flexible and responsive 1:1 or group literacy support to children K-8 who face barriers to learning (Autism,...

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BJ Wilson
Child Hunger

Child Hunger

Over 163,000 children in British Columbia experience food insecurity. British Columbia has one of the highest child poverty rates in Canada, 1 in 5 children grow up living below the poverty line.  The high cost of living:  rent, household expenses and childcare, results in crisis for families in our community. Basic needs like food, shelter and warmth are often compromised. Food banks help, but many families still depend on school breakfast, lunch and snack programs to meet their children’s baseline nutritional needs. In 2015 CFAX Santas Anonymous Society added food insecurity to its funding priorities. Burnside Gorge Community Association The...

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