Funding for Youth Programs
Community Youth Fund
The Hanna Community Youth Fund is administered by the Town of Hanna but supported solely through generous donations of individuals, businesses and organizations to provide support for youth to be involved in sports or culture when their families cannot cover the entire cost. There is a review committee consisting of representation from Child and Family Services, Hanna RCMP, Community Services, Mental Health and Addictions Services and the Family Resource Worker Program.
Funding is sent directly to the organization on behalf of the youth. There is a stipulation that should the youth not participate in their program – the funds be returned to assist others.
From 2005 through 2018, the Hanna Community Youth Fund assisted 103 youth to participate in 48 programs providing funding in the amount of $27,234.00.
KidSport is a national not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance for registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18 and under. Through a confidential application process, we provide grants so they can play a season of sport. Nationally, KidSport is comprised of a network of 178 community KidSport chapters. Since its creation in 1993, over 450,000 kids in Canada have been given the chance to play sport through KidSport grants and sport introduction programming.
From 1998 to 2017, Kidsport Hanna has assisted 268 youth providing funding in the amount of $44,388.00.
Tools for Schools
Each fall, just prior to the start of each school year, Tools for Schools provides supplies to students who are financially disadvantaged. The Town of Hanna F.C.S.S. works with the Family Resource Worker at J.C. Charyk School. Supplies are provided based on a confidential review of needs. Parents can contact their Family Resource Worker to inquire if their child might qualify. Call J.C. Charyk School, 403-854-4874.
Wake Student Exchange
Travel Opportunity! Students in Grades 9 – 12, get your application together and submitted to be considered for the opportunity to travel to Japan.
The Hanna/Wake Student Exchange Program will be offered again this year due to the efforts of officials in Wake, Japan and the Town of Hanna as well as support from volunteers.
The student exchange program began between Hanna and Wake in 1991 and continued until 2002. The program was revitalized in 2014 and since then, seven students have been able to travel to Japan during the month of August. Students from Wake enjoyed Hanna hospitality for two weeks in July staying with host families.
Students selected for participation in the program will be responsible to cover 50% of their travel costs.
Homestay families are also required. We will be looking for host families for a period of approximately 2 weeks towards the end of July/early August. Host families are encouraged to commit to the program early. The earlier the Host families are identified, the more support and information can be provided to ensure success for both the exchange students and Host families.
Both Wake, Japan and Hanna, Alberta select their student representatives each spring to take part in this international friendship program.
Box 1255, Hanna
Contact Person: Melanie Jensen
Phone Number: (403) 857-9729
Website: K.I.T.E (Kids In The Early years)
K.I.T.E. (Kids In The Early years) is a dedicated community coalition whose goal is to better the lives of young children (birth to age 6) and their families. The K.I.T.E. website is your directory for information, events, and activities geared towards parents/caregivers and their growing child. Information also available from Co Chair, Maria Povaschuk, 403-854-3839. Learn more about K.I.T.E. by visiting their website or viewing their brochure: