As part of the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge, the Community Foundation of PEI announced $41,000 in grants that are being made to three inspiring youth-led projects in PEI. “We are so happy to be able to work with the RBC Foundation, Community Foundations of Canada, and the Province of PEI in delivering these funds to three great youth-led initiatives here on PEI”, said Kent Hudson, Executive Director of the Foundation.
RBC Foundation provided $30,000 and the Province of Prince Edward Island contributed $11,000 to assist with these projects. Zac Murphy, who served as the co-chair of the initiative on behalf of the Foundation commented that “the program’s goal is to help shift the power to young leaders making positive social or environmental change in their communities, while also enabling them to gain valuable skills and experience”.
The Charlottetown Boys and Girls club “Youth belong Here” project received a grant for $15,000. This inclusion support program is designed to engage Youth (12-16yrs) under the mentorship of Youth Leaders.
Amanda Beazley, Executive Director of the Charlottetown Boys & Girls Club commented that
“RBC, the Province of PEI and the Community Foundation of PEI have made it possible for us to
provide this valuable resource to youth in our community and we are so grateful to have these
incredible partners in our efforts to ensure all youth discover and achieve their dreams.”
The Summerside Boys and Girls Club’s “Youth Inclusion Program” also received a grant in the
amount of $15,000. The Summerside Youth Inclusion Program is a youth-led initiative that
focuses on integrating youth who have recently moved to Summerside (Newcomers to Canada
from other countries, within North America or Canada) into programming, helping them establish
friendships, build confidence, learn English, and share cultures with peers. After participating in
the program, youth are introduced to existing programs at the facility and the community that fall
within their areas of interest to continue being involved and to develop a sense of belonging in
their new home!
The Appin Road Day Camp was the final grant recipient in the amount of $11,000 in support of
their “Mini Projects”, which are designed to increase the basic skills of Youth, self-esteem and
their willingness to take risks in learning.
RBC’s Kirk Muise (VP of Commercial Financial Services for Eastern NB & PEI) was in
attendance for the announcement. “On behalf of RBC Foundation, we are so excited to be able
to provide funds for these fantastic local initiatives. Today’s youth are vital to our future and we
are thrilled to support projects like this”.
Young people are not only future leaders — they are leading social and environmental change
right now. We are honored to play a role in the bold change that youth are leading across the
country through this national initiative with RBC,” says Andrew Chunilall, CEO of Community
Foundations of Canada.
About the Community Foundation of PEI
Now in its 26th year, the CFPEI currently manages 85 individual funds with a combined value of
close to $12 million and distributes scholarships and grants to all corners of the community in
arts and culture, education, health, social services and the environment. CFPEI works with its
donors to realize their philanthropic goals, matching their interests with the needs of the
About RBC Future Launch Community Challenge
The RBC Future Launch Community Challenge is hosted by Community Foundations of Canada
and participating community foundations. It is made possible thanks to a $5M donation from
RBC Foundation. Over the next 10 years, RBC Future Launch is dedicating $500 million to help
young people access meaningful employment through practical work experience, skills
development opportunities, networking solutions and mental well-being supports and services.
For more information:
Kent Hudson | Executive Director
[email protected] | Phone 902-394-3790