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Community Foundation of Swan Valley

Leaving an everlasting legacy for the Swan River Valley, Manitoba, Canada

Foundation Feature

Making the valley a better place to live, work and raise a family

  – Foundation Feature January 17, 2014 courtesy of Swan Valley Star and Times

Picture of Swan Valley Toys 4 U drive

Approximately three years ago, the Swan Valley was one of three pilot communities selected to take part in the “Communities that Care Program” which provides support from mobilization to evaluation and community planning.

Under the direction of a co-ordinator and a volunteer board of directors, they have partnered with a number of local groups and organizations, including the RCMP and school officials, to address concerns such as alcohol and drug abuse, delinquency, teen pregnancy, school drop-outs, depression and suicide. Their aim is to reward positive behaviour and to assure young people that they are valued and have a voice.

To ensure a visible presence in the area, they have initiated fun activities such as the Halloween Spooktober-Fest, and in December the very successful Swan Valley Toys 4 U drive. To date, feedback on their initiatives has been very positive and the Community Foundation of Swan Valley is pleased to be a part of their efforts to make this valley a better place to live, work and raise a family.