TRACKS was featured in both the The Toronto Star and Peterborough Examiner for success in receiving support from The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group’s new philanthropic Learning and Engagement Accelerator Fund (LEAF) initiative.
Here is a snippet from the article: "The project is receiving $22,000 to help fund seating and improvements to its access pathway to make it more accessible to participants."
"Despite COVID-19, in 2021 TRACKS was able to adapt its programs to support meaningful connections with more than 6,000 Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth. Funding for the project will support the development of benches made by an Indigenous craftsperson, the development of a proper shed for wood when hosting fires at the space, as well as accessibility updates to the pathway that connects the Camp Kawartha Environment Centre parking lot to the space. It will also provide resourcing for TRACKS Youth Program staff to facilitate barrier-free programming in 2022, including the purchase of materials for education and ceremonies, such as sage and sweetgrass, and delivery costs/materials for programming."
Read the full article here: https://www.thestar.com/local-peterborough/life/2022/01/14/funding-helps-peterborough-group-make-tracks-indigenous-programming-more-accessible.html?fbclid=IwAR2vlZv2BrtyabgW2BtAtDw9f-ZWjY424oMw4swO94qsFI1HsD_ny735LJk