Expanded Support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation
We have received very good news that we’re delighted to share. The Ontario Trillium Foundation has approved significant funding for a three year expansion of the Pathway Project! That means we’ll be able to support our goal that every young person in our region can experience the 30 Landmarks outlined in our Pathway Guidebook. We can continue to work together to nurture the stewards of tomorrow!
Now that we’ve completed our pilot phase, we’re ready to expand our reach in a big way! While we’ll be focusing most of our supports in the Peterborough region, anyone can participate, and work through the Landmark activities as their children/students learn and grow.
The 30 Landmarks are a great place to start for anyone who doesn’t already spend a lot of time outdoors, and for those who do, we’re setting up lots of ways to share ideas – by reports submitted to the website, through social media, newsletters, magazine articles and through the regional workshops we’ll be hosting for teachers and parents.
The Pathway Project is a collective of many regional partners, directed by Camp Kawartha. The Trillium funding will help many of these agencies provide guidance and support to schools and families as we build a culture that nurtures stewardship and kinship in every child. We can now help with the cost of schoolyard projects, art materials, ‘loose parts’ play materials, bus subsidies and expert visits, as long as they help children with Landmark experiences. More details soon, as we ramp up the expanded project. It’s all very exciting!
Especially after spending so much time indoors and with limited contact with others during the pandemic, our kids need the Pathway’s Landmarks now more than ever. Opportunities to explore and treasure the outdoors, and build meaningful and supportive relationships with others in the community, will be important steps in restoring wellbeing in our children and youth, as well as the adults who care about them! We hope you and the children in your life will travel the Pathway with us.