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The SNAP National Expansion is well on track to making sure that at-risk children in every province and territory are given timely and equitable access to this life-changing program.

At the end of 2016, the SNAP National Expansion Campaign reached 90% of the $12 million first phase of its campaign goal, and continues to ensure growth through its unique venture philanthropy model for social impact.

Watch this space for SNAP’s 2016 Campaign Update – the digital version will land in your inbox soon!

On behalf of the children and families we are privileged to serve, thank you for your support of this exciting campaign!

SNAP featured in NEWSTALK 1010 series on violence in the classroom

As part of their three-part series on violent behaviours in the classroom, NEWSTALK 1010 interviewed Dr. Leena Augimeri, CDI’s Director of Scientific and Program Development and the Centre for Children Committing Offences, on how Stop Now And Plan (SNAP) can help children learn to regulate their behaviour and “make better choices in the moment.”
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The Slaight Family Foundation supports SNAP’s work with Indigenous communities #SlaightGifts2017

As part of our SNAP National Expansion strategy, we are working to address the needs of Indigenous communities where there is an urgent need for children’s mental health care. Through their generous investment of $500,000, The Slaight Family Foundation has provided CDI with the resources to develop, in collaboration with Indigenous groups, a culturally safe framework for taking SNAP to more Indigenous communities over the next five years. With the support of the Foundation, SNAP will work in partnership with Indigenous communities to improve the mental health and life outcomes of their children and families, as well as evaluate the program for impact so that the SNAP Indigenous model can be replicated.
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Founder of SNAP Affiliate site receives Minister’s Award for Leadership in Crime Prevention

Staff at BRAVE: Back row (L-R): Lila Pavey and Dr. Jennifer Bernier; front row (L-R): Robin Campbell, Kate Wright, Leticha Lucas, Julie McLellan, Lauren Butler and Haley Lundy.
On March 9, 2017, Jennifer Bernier, PhD., Founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Building Resilience through Anti-Violence Education (BRAVE) in Halifax, received the Minister’s Award for Leadership in Crime Prevention for her work with high-risk children. BRAVE provides a comprehensive set of services and supports for girls, their families and school-based peers using SNAP.
Presented each year by the Nova Scotia Department of Justice, the Minister’s Award for Leadership in Crime Prevention recognizes individuals and organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to crime prevention and enhancing the safety of their communities.
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