ABOUT ALGOMA FAMILY SERVICES FOUDATIONThe Foundation was established in 1994 to provide funding for children's mental health programs and services in the Algoma District. Learn More
The Foundation promotes the services of Algoma Family Services to generate heightened community awareness of the specific needs of children with mental health problems and the programs and services available to assist them. Providing meaningful opportunities for the community to help resource mental health programs for children and youth in Algoma which would otherwise not be available through provincial funding. Engages in fundraising activities that ensure community respect and support for children with mental health problems and ensures strong stewardship in the management of all entrusted funds.
Fore more information please contact Algoma Family Services Foundation.
In 2001, Algoma Child & Youth Services Inc. and the Family Counseling Centre came together to form a new agency, Algoma Family Services (AFS). During this time consuming process, the Foundation, now Algoma Family Services Foundation, provided funding to the new agency to specifically address the wait list for children’s mental health services. This funding assists AFS in providing additional clinical assessments and counseling for children experiencing depression, fears and anxiety, anger, physical aggressiveness to others, school difficulties, witnessing violence at home, separation and divorce issues, physical abuse, death of a parent, parent/teen conflict and attachment difficulties.
By providing help to these young people as soon as their problems are identified, we give them a chance to turn their lives around and become contributing members to their communities. The Foundation has made a commitment to Algoma Family Services to provide much needed funding to support children’s mental health programs and services, specifically early intervention and prevention programs. We help to fill the gaps that exist in children’s mental health programs and services in our community, in hopes of reaching at risk children and youth with mental wellness issues before their cases become severe, requiring extreme and intense counseling.
WHAT WE SUPPORT
The Foundation embarks on a number of fundraising activities each year to provide for the services and programs of Algoma Family Services.
Adventure Based Summer Day Camp
Strengthening Families for the Future
Social Skills- Self Esteem Group
Triple P - Positive Parenting Program
Teen Girls Support Group – Let’s Chat
Crisis Follow-Up (CFU)
CAREERS AT AFS FOUNDATION
Fundraising Coordinator Internship
The Fundraising Coordinator Intern will increase capacity within Algoma Family Services Foundation to support its mission. Under the leadership of the Foundation Manager and volunteer Board of Directors, the Intern will assist with the development of direct mail and major gifts campaigns, grant and proposal writing and the execution of the Foundation’s annual fundraising events. This is a one year contract.
Key duties and Responsibilities:
- Assist with the development of an annual direct response campaign
- Manage the content of the foundation’s social media accounts and website
- Execute all pre-existing, current and new fundraising events
- Interface with community volunteers
- Participate in training opportunities as they apply to
fundraisingand event management
Education and Experience:
- College diploma or University degree in a relevant field such as communications, marketing, business, public relations or event planning
- Experience with Canva and/or Adobe Suite
- Experience with social media – Facebook,
- Experience with media relations
- Experience with fundraising events
- Experience working with/supervising volunteers
- Ability to work with tight deadlines in a
fast pacedenvironment and take initiative
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- High attention to detail and
- Ability to work evenings and weekends when necessary
- Access to own vehicle
- University and college graduates who have graduated within the last three years from an accredited college or university. Candidates must be graduates of
post-secondarydegree or diploma programs.
- The position must provide the intern with first time employment in their field of study.
- Candidates are only eligible to participate in the internship program one time.
- Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume by uploading it to our website, email or in person by:
Algoma Family Services Foundation
205 McNabb Street, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 1Y3
Tel: (705) 945-5050 ext. 2670
Fax: (705) 942-9273
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