The Ontario Government is Supporting Kids Today for a Better Tomorrow at Rebound Child and Youth Services

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Grow and Resilient Communities Fund Grants transform Family Check Up Program, CUIP, and support a thriving Family Wellness Hub

On February 8, 2023, local MPP David Piccini announced the Ontario Government is supporting Rebound Child and Youth Services through the province’s Ontario Trillium Foundation totalling $444,700 making a positive impact on the families and children of Northumberland County.

Since 2020, the organization has been focused on delivering programs thanks to receiving a $309,600 Grow grant in 2020 and a $135,100 Resilient Communities Fund grant in 2022. This financial support from the Ontario Government and OTF has been instrumental in advancing the development of the transformative Family Check-Up (FCU) program and the Collaborative 14 and Under Intervention Program (CUIP), significant additions to the thriving Family Wellness Hub at Rebound.

“Non-profit organizations like Rebound Child and Youth Services are crucial and a valued part of any community, especially here in Northumberland” said MPP David Piccini. “I am proud to be a part of a government that helps create safe places for children and families to receive critical assistance and emphasizes the wrap around care they deserve and need to succeed.”

Using the Grow grant it received, Rebound’s strategic planning process identified critical service gaps, emphasizing the urgent need for intensive parenting and familial support post-COVID 19. In response, Rebound forged a collaborative partnership with McMaster Health Sciences team, McMaster University, and the Offord Centre for Child Studies. Thanks to the grant, the Family Check-Up program employs an integrated evidence-based approach, utilizing interviews, questionnaires, and video-based feedback to collaboratively set applicable goals and create plans, assisting families in achieving their desired outcomes.

The group’s Resilient Communities Fund grant has helped its Collaborative 14 and Under Intervention Program (CUIP) significantly expand Rebound’s commitment to providing comprehensive support. Specifically crafted to aid children aged 14 and under in navigating personal challenges arising at home, school, or within the community, CUIP is tailored for young individuals grappling with trauma, victimization, school suspensions, risk-taking and/or anti-social behaviors, chronic school absenteeism, violence, or bullying. The program has demonstrated positive outcomes, positively influencing the lives of children, youth, and families, further underscoring Rebound’s unwavering dedication to the well-being of Northumberland County’s families.

“Thanks to the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation and our collaborative partnerships, we have provided crucial support to over 170 families in Northumberland County through our FCU program and 96 children and youth through our CUIP Program. We remain committed to their well-being through our new Family Wellness Hub – recognizing the need for ongoing focus on youth and family wellness. We are truly grateful for the support that OTF has provided to Rebound,” stated Nicole Wood, Executive Director of Rebound Child & Youth Services.

“Non-profit organizations across Ontario deliver programming that makes a difference,” said Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “That’s why funding that my ministry is providing through the OTF is so important. Our government wants to ensure that these programs and spaces remain the heart of communities across our province.”

Rebound Child & Youth Services (Rebound) is a non-profit charitable organization committed to providing mental health counseling, literacy and learning assistance, prosocial skills building, parenting and family support, youth justice diversion, and trusteeship services. Since 1997, Rebound has been responding to the evolving needs of children, youth, and their families in Northumberland County by offering innovative early interventions and support. Rebound firmly believes that all children and youth have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. The success of children, youth, and families is our priority. For more information about Rebound Child & Youth Services, please visit www.rcys.ca.

The Ontario Trillium Foundation’s (OTF) mission is to build healthy and vibrant communities across Ontario. As an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations, last year, OTF invested over $110M into 1,022 community projects and partnerships. Visit otf.ca to learn more.

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