Past Projects 1997 – 2006

lighthouse icon Since 1996, EPIC has designed, proposed, supervised and financially managed a broad range of project activities dedicated to the advancement of youth, young adults, parents and caregivers. The focus has been on African Nova Scotians, Mi’kmaq, disadvantaged learners and youth at-risk. A summary of the projects and funders from 1997 – 2005 are listed below.

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See EPIC’s Special Projects from 2003 – 2009

YEAR PROJECT FUNDING PARTNERS ACTIVITIES
1997 Black Literacy: Transforming Aspiration into Access • National Literacy Secretariat Community development training to increase Black adult literacy
1998 Family Resource Enhancement of Socialization and Health

• Isaac Walton Killam Foundation

• Ethiopian Community Club

• Family Resource Center

Expanded family resource and literacy services for the Cape Breton Black community
1998 Links Multicultural Facilitation Program

• Nova Scotia Education & Culture

• Union of Nova Scotia Indians

• Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq

• Native Council of Nova Scotia

Field-of-study internships for 92 Mi’kmaq university students across Nova Scotia
1998-
2000
Peer Literacy Project
four communities:
Black, L.D. and two First Nations

• National Literacy Secretariat

• Justice Canada

• Canadian Heritage

• Isaac Walton Killam Foundation

• Eskasoni First Nation

• Membertou First Nation

• Cape Breton School Board

Peer tutoring for at-risk Black, First Nation junior/senior high students and elementary students with diagnosed learning differences; creation of community safe havens for crime prevention
1999 Heritage Enhancment
of Adult Literacy (HEAL)

• Canadian Heritage

• National Literacy Secretariat

• Ethiopian Community Club

Development of adult literacy materialsfrom interviews of Black community leaders
1999 Black Adult Literacy
Linking Ancestral Stories to Teaching (BALLAST)
• National Literacy Secretariat Development of writing competence based on Cape Breton Black history stories
1999-
2000
Safe Haven • National Crime Prevention, Community Mobilization Development and management of a variety of workshops, cultural animations, theater presentation by youth and elders in various settings on crime prevention, youth empowerment and anti-racism.
2001 Peer Haven Ongoing Community
Activated Learning

• Human Resources Development

• Eskasoni First Nation

Peer tutoring, theatre and art to encourage at-risk junior high students to stay in school
2001-
2003
Youth PEERS Program
(Promoting Esteem
& Encouraging
Re-entry Support)

• Justice Canada

• Salvation Army

• Island Community Justice

• Cape Breton School Board

Peer tutoring with art and music instruction and small group social interaction to reduce incarceration of high-risk young offenders
2003-
2005
Youth PEER Transformation

• Justice Canada, Youth Justice Division

• The Law Foundation of Nova Scotia

• National Crime Prevention, Community Mobilization

• Cape Breton Employability Partnership

• RBC Foundation

In-kind Contributions

• Cape Breton Regional School Board

Management Team partners

Peer tutoring with art and music instruction and small group social interaction to reduce incarceration of high-risk young offenders
2003-
2004
Community Youth Volunteer Empowerment •Volunteer Canada Production of the Volunteer Empowerment Tool-kit by & for Youth Peer Volunteers and the Canadian Volunteerism Initiative
2003-
2006
EMPATHIC – curriculum development and evaluation

• National Crime Prevention, Investment Fund

In-kind contributions

Management Team agencies

Partnership with the managing organization, Eskasoni School Board, in the aboriginal adaptation of PATHS, a social-emotional curriculum for grades 1-5 with EPIC having responsibility for project supervision (including working with evaluators), editing, production and teacher support in the early stages.

Learn much more about EMPATHIC.

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