Scotiabank is donating $300,000 in support of the “Building Futures for Vulnerable Youth” expansion campaign, and Health Living programs at Covenant House. Krista Thompson, Executive Director for Covenant House Vancouver shares, “We are grateful for Scotiabank’s gift and commitment to increasing services for homeless and at-risk youth in our community.”
Once completed, these new buildings will enable a minimum 70% increase in services for homeless and at-risk youth, and almost double the space for residential programs. This donation helps ensure much needed access to recreational, health and wellness areas – as healthy alternatives to street culture.
“At Scotiabank, we believe that investing in young people is an investment in the long-term security, stability, and growth of our communities”, says Lesly Tayles, Scotiabank’s Senior Vice President for the BC & Yukon Region. “We are proud to support with Covenant House in their work to help our most vulnerable youth reach their infinite potential.”
Covenant House Vancouver is thankful to have Scotiabank as a valued community partner, helping create the space needed to provide a positive future and independence for homeless youth in our community.