2022 Community Fund Recipients

Lionel Kelland Hospice (Every Moment Matters Program)

Grand Falls-Windsor

UWNL is proud to report that we funded this program with $40,000!  

“To enhance the quality of life for patients and their families dealing with progressive (life limiting) illness, death and bereavement through compassionate and holistic care, education, research and advocacy. The Hospice will serve a population of more than 90,000 from 176 communities, extending from Charlottetown in the east, Fogo Island in the north, Harbour Breton in the south, and Baie Verte to the west. The region includes larger towns such as Grand Falls-Windsor, Gander, Baie Verte and Lewisporte, as well as much smaller communities.”  Rose Daley – Director of Development & Communications



Candlelighters NL

Candlelighters Association (Camp Delight Program)

UWNL is proud to report that we funded this program with $4,500! 

“The Candlelighters Association of Newfoundland and Labrador is a support group whose goal is to provide the families of children diagnosed with cancer with information, emotional support and unique understanding. In keeping with that aim, Candlelighters provides emotional, peer support for our families as the need is identified – at diagnosis, before surgery, during hospitalization, upon relapse, in times of crisis, as death approaches, during bereavement; as well as when a child finishes their program of treatment and continue to progress with a normal life. Our parents care in the unique way only parents of other child cancer patients can.” Erin Collett – Family Programs and Event Coordinator

CBS Parks Commission

UWNL fully funded the CBS Parks Commission request for $10,336 for their “CBS Community Garden Initiative Expansion & Enhancements” program.  This funding falls under UWNL’s focus area “Healthy People, Strong Communities”.

“The Fairy Garden would consist of educational signage, trails, forest school inspired activities, play structures, natural seating, and more. It would serve as a site for children’s programming that would cover topics on our heritage and folklore, foraging, and wild foods. This programming would help provide kids with more knowledge of their community; healthy eating; and inspire them to spend more time curiously exploring the outdoors – leading to substantial impacts on health, and tying in to the overall mission of the community garden. Furthermore, the Fairy Garden and associated programming would give young children something to do while their parents participated in the garden activities and events. This wholistic approach to bringing the entire family together around community gardening will enhance the overall impact of this community initiative – resulting in a healthier, stronger community.” Brandon Cooney – Administrator



Hr. Grace Community

Youth Network Hub 

UWNL is proud to have funded this program with $5,000 for their “Supper Program”.  This funding falls under UWNL’s focus area “Healthy People, Strong Communities”.

“The Supper Program helps alleviate food insecurity in our region. Over the last 2 years we have seen an increased demand among youth and their families for our in house supper program and supper hampers, due to the impact of Covid on employment status and the increased cost of food items. The In-house supper program provides youth a sustainable meal for supper, while also developing social and communication skills through a group setting and interactions. This provides positive experiences and discussions around various topics, allowing youth to engage with staff in a supportive environment on their level. The supper hampers also provide a filling meal for youth and their families, encouraging them to bond and build relationships while cooking and eating together. This provides youth the opportunity to learn valuable life skills such as kitchen hygiene skills, following a recipe, working with family, considering serving sizes, nutritional value, and variety in diet, while alleviating the anxiety of food insecurity felt by both the parents and youth.” Jamie Simmons – Youth Program Development Coordinator

Kilbride to Ferryland Resource Coalition

UWNL provided $10,800 in funding for the Coalition’s “Community Garden” program. The funding is provided under UWNL’s “All That Kids Can Be” focus area.  

“As an organization, we are focused on promoting healthy, active living in the communities that we serve. A community garden where our participants have access to land in which they can grow their own food fits our mandate in that it provides education to all involved, from children, parents, and grandparents. A community garden would also be a place for educating the public about waste management. Through the use of composting, families involved will be able to get rid of organic materials by composting them on site, thus lowering the amount of household waste. Children from a young age, along with their families, will learn about the benefits of composting for the larger community, and how it benefits by providing nutrients to growing plants.” Tara Madigan – Executive Director