CBC Quebec selects two charities to support this year
Tyndale St-Georges and Family Ties New Carlisle have been selected as our charities this holiday season.
Throughout November and December, CBC will collaborate with both charities to showcase stories of people in our communities who are making a difference.
About Tyndale St-Georges Community Centre
Since 1927, Tyndale St-Georges Community Centre has provided empowering educational programming for residents of Little Burgundy from birth through adulthood. Programs range from early literacy programs to life skills training for adults. Their aim is to ensure that each member of the community has the opportunity and skills needed to realize their potential.
"Being selected as one of CBC's charities is an absolute privilege and honour", says Shauna Joyce, the centre's executive director. "It has been a challenging year for many people and we want the Little Burgundy community to know that, more than ever, we are here".
About Family Ties New Carlisle
Family Ties is based in New Carlisle, in the Gaspé region. It provides information, education, and intervention for the English-speaking families of the area, including support for families with special needs. Throughout the pandemic, the organization has continued to offer practical and emotional support to local residents.
Family Ties executive director Heather MacWhirter was equally delighted to have been selected. "Since the COVID-19 crisis began, we have been working even harder to support English-speakers living in and around New Carlisle in any way we can. Being featured on CBC will allow people from across the province to learn about our organization and understand the needs of the families we serve", she says.