This month we are recognizing some of the important members of our national SNAP family.
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The Family Edition 

Recognizing our SNAP family of supporters

In honour of Family Day, we would like to recognize the many family foundations that have generously supported SNAP.

The admirable philanthropic efforts of these couples and families, in pooling their resources to effect social change, have done so much to improve the lives of children and families across Canada by ensuring they have access to SNAP in their community.

The SNAP team would like to extend sincerest thanks and a very warm welcome to E.W. Bickle Foundation, The Gordon and Ruth Gooder Charitable Foundation and The McLean Foundation as they join the SNAP family of supporters this year. As well, we thank Atkinson Foundation, D & G Estey Foundation, Hourigan Foundation, Nixon Charitable Foundation and The Shen Family Charitable Foundation for their ongoing commitment to our work.

We also give a special thanks to two of our founding donors - The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation and Krembil Foundation - for their continued, generous investment.

Together, we look forward to achieving our SNAP National Expansion goal of bringing this award-winning program to an additional 20,000 high-risk children and families across Canada over the next five years.

SNAP National Expansion Campaign reaches 30 per cent of fundraising goal

Now in its second year, the SNAP National Expansion Campaign is making significant headway. With the five-year goal of teaching 20,000 high-risk Canadian children to Stop Now And Plan, the campaign has already raised over 30 per cent of its $12 million goal. This is a testament to the generous philanthropy of those who believe in the power of SNAP to change young lives.
Over 2015, 10 new affiliates across Canada signed up to provide SNAP in their communities with another 35 sites in the planning phase. Thanks to major investments by social venture partners, the expansion campaign brought SNAP to 800 children and their parents over the last year.
The SNAP team looks forward to working with an increasing number of affiliates, helping serve more children and their families throughout the next year of the campaign.
Stay tuned for more information on the SNAP National Expansion Campaign via our website.

SNAP partners with Boys and Girls Clubs to reach more children in Toronto neighbourhoods

“I got good news this week. My son is being integrated back into a regular classroom, rather than spending all day in the behavioural class. Teachers have seen him use SNAP and tell his peers about the strategies he's learning.” – SNAP Parent
Thanks to funding from the Canada Post Foundation and the Ruth Atkinson Hindmarsh Award, the SNAP team expanded its award-winning program to the Boys and Girls Clubs of East Scarborough and West Scarborough. This unique project is creating more opportunities for high-risk children to access SNAP in vulnerable communities.
A CDI child and family worker began delivering the program out of these two locations in September 2015, helping  Boys and Girls Club staff build capacity in order to facilitate the SNAP Boys and Parent groups on their own.
“I haven’t had a call from my son’s school since December. He is using his SNAP to keep his problems small, which makes us all very happy.” – SNAP Parent

 To read our September 2015 story on our partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs, click here.
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