Our Community Programs
THE GOAL is to improve the community around us, provide opportunities and take away some stress from those in need.
Clients will recieve:
- 3 Pairs of Pants
- 3 Shirts / Blouses
- 3 Sets of Underwear
- 3 Pairs of Socks
- 1 Jacket
- 1 Sweater / Hoodie
- 1 Pair of Shoes
Clients can return with a new referral every 3 months to get cloths for each season.
At CCA it costs approximately $15 to buy a complete outfit including shoes and sweater or fill a bag with as much clothing as can fit. Even at a thrift store the same would cost upwards of $250.
This program targets low-income individuals and families. This may include people escaping domestic abuse situations, social assistance recipients, senior citizens, people with disabilities, people in crisis and those unaccustomed to accepting or asking for charity.
This program serves children aged 4-14. We have been helping families through this project since 2007, helping close to 6000 children with nearly 800 helped each year and rising. We rely on support and donations from the community to successfully run this program.
As a Donor:
You can help to fight the poverty in our local community
You can help our young generation to grow in comfort
You can help to provide a feeling of Dignity, Compassion and Hope to the children and families who benefit from this project
You can help build confidence in kids and also reduce anxiety and stress that kids experience when they have to go to school without these bare necessities
You can help the kids lead a hygienic lifestyle and stay physically healthy
You will get the satisfaction that your contribution has touched the lives of children who need our help
Pre-employment training and skill building in a relaxed and supportive environment to ensure a positive work placement outcome for people in crisis
This program is offered to:
- People refered to us by institutions such as March of Dimes, YES Employment, Northwest Employment Works (NEW), etc.
- Students can self-refer from Lakehead University, Confederation College, high schools, etc.
Students can also use this program to complete their community hours and Adult education - High school.
What you get:
- Full job training and Certificate of Completion
- Letter of Reference
- Chance to improve your social skills such as communication and
- Preperation for a work life
- Improved confidence for job interviews
- The ability to be more independant
- Improved emotional well-being and self-confidence
- Workshops which can help participants overcome personal obstacles
Partner Project: Dress For Success
This program provides special event clothing. The goal is to reduce the stress of interviews or other important events by allowing you to go while dressed your best.
Find Our Program Video Here
Providing FREE & NEW 7-Day supply of underwear and socks to children in need - 4-14 yo.
Providing FREE clothing to people in need. Partnering with over 150 organizations refering clients in crisis
Providing affordable clothing to the public in need at a symbolic price
Pre-Employment training and skill building in a relaxed and supportive environment
Providing FREE clothing clothing and other items they may need on the spot.
Providing event clothing, for overcoming the stress of interviews or other events.