Living SJ Announces Eight Social Innovation Projects
In May 2017, Living SJ and the Province of New Brunswick announced a funding agreement of $10M over five years for Greater Saint John to test and implement innovative ways to end generational poverty. Saint John has a child poverty rate of 30%, the 2nd highest amongst urban centres in Canada. With a Collective Impact initiative involving more than 100 local partners, their goal is to identify successful strategies that can be scaled and replicated in an effort to put an end to children being born into poverty across New Brunswick.
The team is in place, and the first clients are enrolled.
The Parent-Child Assistance Program, or PCAP, has officially come to Saint John.
The in-home support program for pregnant women and mothers with babies up to one year old with addictions is one of the projects that’s received funding from the Social Innovation Fund (SIF), managed by Living SJ.
Social Pediatrics Program Wins National Award
A Horizon initiative helping children and families in their social lives, community and society has won a grant from a national organization, which it will use to further help families struggling with addiction.
New Brunswick Social Pediatrics (NBSP) is a relatively new initiative developed with the primary purpose of improving the quality of life, health and long-term outcomes of children and their families in our province.