UFred wraps up 10-year anniversary celebrations and raises funds for charities across Canada

UFred wraps up 10-year anniversary celebrations and raises funds for charities across Canada

Wednesday, May 3, was the successful culmination of a whirlwind tour of UFred10 celebrations.  Held at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton, NB, UFred welcomed more than 60 honored guests who were privileged to receive a sneak preview of gallery renovations to date, which are to be completed later this year.

As part of the University’s anniversary celebrations, UFred10 has raised more than $2,500 in donations for the Fredericton region chosen charity, the Capital Region Mental Health & Addictions Association (CRMHAA).

The CRMHAA fully advocates for people facing mental illness and their loved ones by offering a wide range of support tools:

  • Employment support helping those returning to work after absence due to mental health issues
  • Resources, Education, Activities, Connections & Help (REACH), Recreational and Pre-Employment Opportunities for Adults diagnosed with a mental illness
  • Support groups for those with mental health issues and loved ones impacted
  • Outreach and advocacy for the homeless in partnership with John Howard Society of Fredericton
  • Public Education on matters of mental health
  • Certification in Suicide Intervention and Mental Health First Aid

In total, UFred10 has raised over $10,000 for donation to various, selected charities across Canada. The other local charities supported through the UFred10 events include the following:

Greater Vancouver Community Services Society (GVCSS) – one of BC’s largest accredited charitable community care providers, assisting the elderly, individuals with developmental disabilities, and those who require support with their health and independence at home with:

  • Comprehensive personal care
  • Community involvement – such as going bowling, attending music therapy, and shopping
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • 24/7 monitoring to ensure client health and safety

Community Lamda – Provides staff-supported, affordable housing for adults in Calgary who are experiencing chronic mental illness with the following services:

  • Liaise with tenants’ individual mental service providers
  • Offer social, leisure, educational, health promotion and skill development
  • Activities to help tenants develop and maintain routine life skills
  • Promote tenant involvement in leisure and community activities

Indspire – An Indigenous-led charity in Toronto, investing in the education of Indigenous people for their long-term benefit. With support of funding partners, Indspire seeks to close the gap in Indigenous education through:

  • Disbursement of financial awards; scholarships & bursaries
  • Delivery of programs for students
  • Sharing of resources among various educators