May 9, 2022
May 9, 2022
Vecova has received a $25,000 donation from RBC Future Launch from the RBC Foundation. This donation will allow Vecova to expand and grow its successful Youth Program, which provides work experience for high school students with diverse abilities as they navigate their paths from youth to adulthood.
With RBC Future Launch’s support, Vecova will be able to continue to build our capacity and scale our Youth Program in Calgary, the Bighorn Municipal District, Rocky View County and Banff National Park to support youth with diverse abilities and add additional transition support for all individuals and families/caregiver networks in the existing program.
“The young people in our program may face barriers to employment. Some may have cognitive disabilities, learning disabilities, income barriers, mental health concerns, histories of trauma or be in government care,” shared Thomas Naested, Director of Wellness Services at Vecova. “With support from RBC’s Future Launch, Vecova can continue to provide opportunity and support to these often underserved youth, so that they can face these challenges, gain new skills and confidence and ultimately, work towards the employment opportunities they seek.”
RBC Future Launch is an investment in change, bringing people together to co-create solutions so young people are better prepared for the future of work.
Vecova thanks RBC Foundation for their support. Their donation will allow Vecova to continue its work towards its vision of “Inclusion for Everyone.”