CCHA Youth and Family ProgramsThe CCHA runs a number of community programs to support the health and wellbeing of youth and families on Cortes Island. Our family, child and youth programs reach children from Kindergarten to 17 years of age and are dynamic programs that provide many activities and events for our youth throughout the school year. The programs provide weekly after school creative arts, literacy, organized sports, outdoor education, leadership, and skill based programming. Our mandate is free, accessible programming for all the children of Cortes Island. Snacks are provided. Please check out our website for current family and youth program details. www.cortesfamily.caOur youth and family programs are run entirely on grant and donated funds. To support youth and families on Cortes please donate to the CCHA , a charitable organization (will provide a tax receipt) .ProgramsKids in Action : (ages 7-9) weekly creative, nature based programming with a focus on cooperative activities, sports, creative arts and building healthy friendshipsAdventures in Leadership : (ages 10-12) weekly leadership and skill based programming with a focus on fun, creative, educational and skill based activities such as cooking, an art work fundraiser, Salmon stream exploration, camping and yearly off island tripsTeen Szene: (ages13-17) weekly hangouts in a clean, safe, and empowering environment with access to organized activities, educational information and resources, and yearly off island field trips.Sports: (ages 8-15) provides weekly skill building sports for all Cortes Island youth including coached series in Atomic Volleyball, Soccer, Curling, Basketball, Touch Football, Track & Field and monthly bike events with bike maintenance and trail riding.Family Support: The Family Support program exists to support island families in becoming healthy, strong and resilient. Program delivery entails outreach and direct support to families at risk, organizing parenting workshops and fun, informative family ev ents as well as helping impoverished families to access rental assistance, dental care and childcare subsidies. In recognition of the significant barriers to families obtaining the off-island services of a specialist, our FSC has become an advocate for an equitable access to services by Cortes families as by other families across the province, including issues around mental health and inclusivity. As well, the Every Child Fund supports access to recreational and extracurricular programming for children who have difficulty integrating or need extra support, by providing funding for additional staffing than may otherwise be required.