Breakthrough On the Front Page

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On December 4th, 2015, in advance of our Breakthrough group’s first Breakthrough Hunger event, participant and youth leader, Stephanie Rich was interviewed by the Cape Breton Post. Stephanie is a former Youth Peer participant and continues to be a valued member of the Breakthrough group. From the article: The Sydney resident was struggling in school when she first joined Youth Peer at age 12. It offered her tutoring and mentoring support, as well as exposure […]

The Donner Awards

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Since 2007, EPIC has been proud to be the recipient of recognition from The Donner Foundation of Canada as finalist and winner of many awards for excellence in the delivery of social services, including as a finalist for the Child Care category in 2014. At the end of this year’s competition, we received notice that the foundation felt that they had succeeded in the goals they had set for themselves when they instituted this program […]

William H. Donner Award goes to EPIC!

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On December 6th in Toronto, Ontario–at the provincial Lieutenant Governor’s residence–EPIC took home the $20,000 William H. Donner Award for Excellence in the Delivery of Social Services, the overall award for the highest-performing agency in Canada. This is the second time EPIC has earned this national recognition. The first time was in 2010. EPIC also won its category, Excellence in the Delivery of Services for Children, which brings with it a $5,000 prize. On hand […]

Please give: Here’s where, and why

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EPIC is delighted to have been included in Margaret Wente’s column “Please give: Here’s where, and why” in the Saturday, December 22 edition of The Globe and Mail. From Margaret’s column: If you’re in a giving mood, here’s a personal selection of charities where your money will go far. I’ve written about several of them through the years. They’re heavily skewed toward services for high-risk children and adolescents, where an intervention at the right time […]

EPIC receives the Peter F. Drucker award

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The Donner Foundation Awards were held on November 7 in Toronto, Ontario. Youth Peer Co-Director, Sylvia Dearing (front row, far right) was on hand to accept on EPIC’s behalf the $5,000 Peter F. Drucker Award for Non-Profit Management. Every year, this award is given to a non-profit organization with a consistent record of excellence and innovation in the management and delivery of services. EPIC also took home the award in the Services for Children category, […]

EPIC BEST RUN NON-PROFIT IN CANADA!

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On November 5th in Toronto, Ontario–at the provincial Lieutenant Governor’s residence–EPIC took home the $20,000 William H. Donner Award for Excellence in the Delivery of Social Services, the overall award for the highest-performing agency. The organization also won the award for excellence in the delivery of services for children along with a $5,000 prize. The Donner Canadian Foundation Awards are held each year. This year, EPIC was the best managed agency out of over 500 […]

Barry Receives Local Volunteerism Award

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EPIC is happy to announce that Barry Waldman is the recipient of the third annual Harvey Webber Memorial Award. The award was presented at the United Way of Cape Breton Annual General Meeting, held at Membertou on April 15, 2008. The honour is awarded to individuals who 1) have a history of community volunteer experience in Cape Breton, 2) have devoted considerable time and effort in a volunteer capacity in the non-profit, non-governmental field, 3) […]

Dan Christmas receives national recognition

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Dan Christmas, Chairman and Director of Planning for the EPIC Board of Directors and Senior Adviser to the Chief and Council of Membertou First Nations, is the winner of the National Excellence in Aboriginal Leadership Award for contributions at a regional level. This is one of two awards given by the National Aboriginal Financial Officers Association each year. The award was presented to Dan in Montreal on February 14, 2008. Dan was nominated by the […]