AHC’s Community Development Department hosts its first Seed Grant Ceremony

Here at AHC, we aspire to make stronger, healthier communities and a part of doing that is by providing ambitious community initiatives with resources to grow.

Earlier this June, our Community Development department hosted AHC’s first ever Seed Grant Ceremony after completing their largest grant cycle yet. The ceremony allowed us to celebrate nine community groups who were approved for $2000 seed grants from the Community Development Advocacy Committee (CDAC) after months of support from our Inclusive Communities Program.

Representatives from all nine groups attended to accept the grants which will support their unique community projects and had the opportunity to bond over their collective interest in community well-being and share what drove them to start their initiative. Many heartwarming stories were shared about the importance of connection, social supports, education, and keeping cultural customs and traditions alive. You could feel the passion and care in the room and everyone who attended was clearly inspired and invigorated by each other’s projects.

There were also many references to the gratitude each group felt for the Inclusive Communities Program and the support they received from our hardworking Community Animators. We are so appreciative to have been able to support these groups in preparing their grants and building their initiatives and we look forward to continuing to help them as they grow.

Our sincere congratulations to Eritrean Muslim community Association, Kyrgyz Association in Canada, Mental Health Awareness, Mindful Minds,  Sierra Leone Association of Alberta, Burundi Community Association of Canada, Bashi Community association of Canada, Congo Canadian Youth Association, and World Cooking for their hard work and accomplishments. We know they will do great things for their communities.

If you have a passion for community development or making a positive impact and want your own chance to access capacity-building supports, click here for more information.

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