CLEARVIEW, ON May 23, 2023 – The Clearview Youth Centre is overjoyed to announce the receipt of $10,000 from the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital’s (CGMH) Wellness Innovation Fund. The funding will allow the Youth Centre to offer free Lifesaving Society courses and open swims at the Centennial Pool over the next two years.
CGMH’s Wellness Innovation Fund awards grants, on an annual basis, for innovative projects that focus on health and wellness in South Georgian Bay. Bringing together the Collingwood Hospital Foundation and Hospital, healthcare service providers, and community wellness stakeholders to find innovative ways to keep our community healthy and thriving.
Youth Coordinator Courtney Rogers is proud to be able to do our part in Keeping Youth safe around water, “There are approximately 152 drowning deaths a year in Ontario. For every fatal drowning in Ontario, there are nearly four non-fatal drownings that are serious enough to require an emergency department visit. Non-fatal drowning rates are highest among children and youth.”
“We recognize that there are financial barriers to participating in Lifesaving Society courses for some of our youth and are proud to do our part to help keep Clearview youth safe around the water with the help of CGMH’s Wellness Innovation Fund.”
Registration details will be available online beginning June 5th by visiting https://www.discoverclearview.ca/recreation-leisure/swimming-lessons.
For more information, please contact:
Youth Centre Coordinator
Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Wellness Innovation Fund Cheque Presentation at the Clearview Youth Centre.
From Left to Right:
Pat Wright from CGMH, Clearview Youth, Youth Centre Assistant Carson Arrigo (back), Youth Centre Assistant Felicia Wells, Mayor Doug Measures, Councillor Robert Walker, Councillor John Broderick, Youth Centre Coordinator Courtney Rogers.