Over the next few months I will be fundraising on behalf of Shawenim Abinoojii Inc as we strive to building housing for our Indigenous youth in and from care.
In January 2021, Shawenim Abinoojii Inc. purchased 126/140 Alfred Avenue, an abandoned building in the North Point Douglas community. Our vision is to revitalize this apartment to become affordable housing for youth and young adults, including young families, impacted by the Child Welfare System. We hope to reinvigorate life into this beautiful property while providing a critical resource for our young people. Construction will being in April 2021.
Once completed, this project will offer 18 apartments to youth and young adults in and from care. We will also have on-site supports including:
Did you know Stats Canada data shows that 57% of youth 15-30 years old live with a parent? Youth from CFS care are expected to live independently by 21 years of age. Our youth from care deserve more supports!
As an organization, SAI strives to invest in innovative solutions to support the children, youth and families we serve. I am grateful to be a part of this organization and invite you to help support our heart work.
Tax receipts will be issued upon receipt of the donation for all gifts $25 and above.
APRIL 2021 UPDATE:
Demolition has started on the exterior balconies and work is rearing up to start inside the building! Construction will be in full force in no time!