It’s that time of year when we get to look back on the incredible impact Red Fox has made in the community this year. Our Impact Report provides an overview of where donor and funding dollars have been used and how that empowers our youth to give back in their own ways.
Red Fox Healthy Living Society and Environmental Youth Alliance (EYA) have teamed up to bring like-minded youth between the ages of 15-18 together for unique volunteer experiences and opportunities starting March 31st, 2019 that will run until the end of March 2020. Over the course of the year, there will be 3 cohorts that will engage 14 youth over a 3 month period, engaging up to 42 youth in total.
The Garden Project will give youth hands-on experiences creating wildlife habitat and an Indigenous foodscape garden in Strathcona Park. They will volunteer a youth leaders at Red Fox Active Play, Feasting and Drum Group programs, helping local children be active, enjoy healthy meals and connect with Indigenous culture. The youth leaders will gain a certificate of completion for 120 Service Hours over the 3 month period.
Youth will get to design an Art installation for the garden, connect and learn from knowledge keepers and Elders from the community, and learn about decolonization and reconciliation. Each of the three cohorts will begin and end with an over-night urban camping orientation weekend and wilderness camping weekend.
We are excited to announce that our 3 cohorts will run from:
Click here to view a summary of our winter updates including wonderful reports from our first ever Creative Cabaret FUNdraiser and stories from our youth who got to experience life on the Salish Sea with the Raincoast Conservation Foundation.
Click here to view a summary of our summer updates including the impact of our partnerships with the City of Surrey and the announcement of our first ever Red Fox fundraiser and 10 year anniversary celebration.
Click here to view a summary of our spring updates including reports from our new Indigenous Youth Leadership Camp and a story of how our leadership continuum is helping youth of today become leaders for the next generation.
Verdann started out as a youth leader with Red Fox as a teen, and years later is now a member of staff and strong role model for younger children. Thanks to our partnership with United Way of the Lower Mainland, we are able to reach hundreds more children and youth like Verdann.
Do you have experience working with Aboriginal or inner-city youth? Are you passionate about the transformative power of recreation? We need a part-time contract Youth Leadership Facilitator to start as soon as possible.
See the job description or contact email@example.com for more information.
Want to support programs for children and youth in your community? We need volunteer drivers to transport youth and equipment to our children’s Active Play program in elementary schools across Vancouver, North Vancouver and Surrey, on weekday afternoons.
Watch Lajuane Bob, Red Fox Youth Leader and Verdann Evans, Red Fox Youth Worker talk about their paths to becoming leaders and role models through the Red Fox program. This North Vancouver program is funded by United Way of the Lower Mainland and delivered in partnership with Westview School and the North Shore Neighbourhood House.
In August 2016, Red Fox launched new Active Play-Youth Leadership programming in Surrey, in partnership with the Surrey School District and the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC. The Surrey Leader spoke to some of the youth participants to find out how they feel about the program:
“I was really shy before I joined Red Fox,” said Muskego, 19, who is finishing his Grade 12 at City Central Learning Centre this fall. “I never really had programs like this when I was in school, so I feel like I’m giving these kids something more than I had, and now I would like to go to college as well.”