Guelph’s Church of the City has been partnering with Widjiitiwin and local neighbourhood groups in their city for several years to bring youth from marginalized families to camp each summer. We’re excited to partner with them again this summer!
Widjiitiwin partners with James North Church in Hamilton to bring youth from their surrounding neighbourhood to camp. Under the leadership of Derek Hisson, the church’s youth program reaches out to nearby schools through a drop in program as well as other community partnerships. Many of these kids wouldn’t otherwise have opportunity to come to camp, and we’re excited about welcoming them this summer!
Community Leaders, Kevin Motiram and Scott Veals are working together to share Christ’s love with youth in the community of Jane/Finch in North Toronto. Scott is an outreach worker with Youth Unlimited GTA and Kevin is Youth Pastor at Emmanuel Church. Together, they run programs for youth in their community and look forward to their annual trip bringing many youth to Camp Widjiitwin who may not otherwise have opportunity to do so.
In 2010, under the direction of Mike Greenfield, Camp Widjiitiwin launched its first partnership week with Toronto Police Officer Mark Gray in Malvern. Since that first year, these partnership weeks have grown, and the impact has been incredible in these communities.
With the relaunch of the Widjiitiwin program we are excited to include community leader Kesavan Balasingham, Pastor of Rouge Park Church as part of this partnership. Together, Constable Mark and Pastor Kesavan will be bringing deserving youth to camp this summer from the Malvern community.
Capstone Community Bible Church, along with Youth Unlimited in South Etobicoke has been partnering to bring youth to camp Widjiitiwin from both their church community and the outreach programs they run in the Etobicoke Lakeshore area. This camp week has been highly transformative for the youth who have attended each summer.