COMMUNITY IMPACT

The Community Impact Fund is designed to support major projects for community initiatives.

Through this program United Way has been able to provide funding and support for the Hillcrest Breakfast program, Day of Caring, and others.

Download our application form below.

If you would like to apply to the Community Impact Fund, please download the form below and fill it out and return to the United Way.

 

Community Impact Application

Day of Caring is an annual event that brings the best out in our community.  United Way Estevan Day of Caring is a full day of people helping people, giving back to our community, family and friends.  Each year United Way assigns local volunteers to local projects to make a difference in our home town.  The event is typically held in the spring and is a great way to get out and enjoy the warmer weather.  A charity BBQ lunch is held for all volunteers and community members who participate in the event.

To find out more about this great program, to volunteer or to nominate someone who could use a hand, please call 306-634-7375 or email heidi.hesselink@unitedwayestevan.com.

United Way Estevan offers two $500 bursaries to graduating ECS students who have shown exemplary community volunteerism.  Applications are available through Student Services at ECS.

By providing meals free of charge to students in need, the ECS Student in Need Food Program hopes to improve household food security and improve student health thus expanding their educational opportunities.  This is a joint project between the School Community Council and the ECS staff.

The Estevan Public Youth Centre is a brand-new, youth focused, non-profit in Estevan, SK. EPYC’s vision is to collectively help youth discover and grow their purpose, passion and potential through innovative and inclusive ways. Our goal is to provide a safe and supportive place for youth in grades 7-12 to experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life, all of which promote a successful transition into adulthood. EPYC strives to lay a solid foundation for a sustainable centre where youth can be themselves, create lasting relationships and be surrounded by positive influences for years to come.

EPYC programming officially starts October 8, 2021! Programming is being offered on Friday and Saturday nights and will grow to include additional weekday evenings and after school. Programming will also include special event nights that focus on peer relationship building and highlighting some of the amazing things that Estevan has to offer.

For more information please contact EPYC’s Executive Director, Juli Dzuba, at 306-421-3134 or juli.dzuba@theepyc.ca

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Hillcrest Breakfast Club offers students a nutritious breakfast each school day throughout the year.  Students from all grades start their day with a variety of healthy food choices and positive social interaction in their classroom.  Breakfast is free of charge and is designed to give the children energy they need to stay focused on learning, grow their life skills, and increase their capacity for success.  This community impact project is supported by volunteers from United Way Estevan, city businesses, community volunteers and Hillcrest staff and families.

 

For more information or to volunteer please call Hillcrest Public School 306-634-4931 or email sara.pippus@secpsd.ca.

Limitless DAS (inc. 2019) was created to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families living with disabilities by strengthening communities, promoting inclusion, and eliminating access barriers.
 
Although relatively young in existence, Limitless DAS has run multiple successful years of Free to Be programming which offers activities to youths with disabilities in a welcoming and inclusive environment. In 2021 Free to Be expanded to include all age groups and Limitless DAS continued to contribute in advocacy roles. 
 
Most recently with the support of United Way, Estevan Limitless DAS has committed to a corporate box at the Affinity Place and launched our Limitless Access project. We are focused on making hockey games and events accessible to individuals and families living with disabilities. The ability to enjoy games and events can be taken for granted. Individuals with sensory, social, physical and cognitive challenges can be intimidated by the atmosphere in the stands. Limitless Access largely removes these barriers!
 
Limitless.DAS@gmail.com - 1-306-421-9610