This week in our Agency Spotlight, we want to highlight one of our community house partnerships – Confederation Court Community House. Starting in 1968, Confederation Court provides place-based programs, social services and community engagement opportunities directly in the heart of their community. Confederation Court is a part of Ottawa Community Housing, which we are currently partnered with 8 of their community houses around our City! Through offering recreational programming for youth in their neighbourhood, as well as offering referral services to other services when needed – Confederation Court is a staple community hub for Kids in the east end of our City!
Baileigh Smith, who works in the LINC Program at Confederation Court and had this to say about the partnership with Kids Up Front, and how it helps their families:
“Confederation Court is thankful for our partnership with Kids Up Front. They have provided our families with amazing opportunities and experiences over the years. Throughout our partnership with Kids Up Front we have been able to send countless amounts of families to attend shows; sporting events, local activities, day trips and so much more. The families we work with are grateful for these experience as without Kids Up Front they wouldn’t be able to attend these events on their own. With the cost of tickets being so high and our families being so large, it becomes challenging for them to have family outings without programs like Kids Up Front. The range of tickets offered gives our families a chance to attend something that may be out of their comfort zone and gets them excited to try new things. The children and parents look forward to hearing what’s available and they always come back with smiles, amazing stories and great pictures! On behalf of our community and our team we thank you.”
Kids Up Front and Confederation Court Community House have worked together to offer their Kids ways to get involved in community engagement – something Kids Up Front believes is important and that we have in common with Confederation Court Community House. Confederation Court has had the opportunity to experience a variety of events – sports, concerts, theatre, and other attractions – they have been able to provide their Kids with some amazing experiences through the Kids Up Front programming! With support from Camp Fortune, Confederation Court were one of 10 agencies who were able to take part in an amazing Ski Day! This day trip to Camp Fortune provided these Kids with an unforgettable experience skiing – many for the first time ever! We thank them for their support in this wonderful event and their continuous support of our programming at Kids Up Front! Check them out at the links below: