CREATING A BETTER FUTURE FOR CAPE BRETON’S YOUTH

WE ELEVATE

…the dreams and goals of our children and youth by demonstrating that a different future is within their reach.

WE MENTOR

…our youth through healthy relationships and demonstrate healthy lifestyles while encouraging healthy choices.

WE INCLUDE

…all youth from infant through to young adults and facilitate the discovery, refinement and pursuit of unique interests and gifts.

THE FACTS

CHILD POVERTY RATES

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Glace Bay
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New Waterford

THESE COMMUNITIES HAVE THE HIGHEST RATES OF:

Opioid-Related Deaths

Youth Living with Grandparents

Youth Self-Harming

Needle Exchange

distribution of over 400% more needles per capita than mainland NS

UNDERAGE ADDICTION & MENTAL HEALTH

Decreasing average age of those seeking mental health and addictions help

Lowest average age consuming alcohol

50% of young adults are considered problem drinkers

OUR PROGRAMS

Click on a program to learn more.

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Scooter Programs

We are providing a safe space on a weekly basis for all youth who scooter.

Scooter Programs

With a combination of rails, ramps and boxes there is something for beginner and advanced riders.

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Skateboard Programs

Our indoor skateparks are open to all youth and young adult skateboarders.

Skateboard Programs

Our quarter pipes, banks ramps, rails and boxes are all set up each skate night. Helmets are required.

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Life Skills Programs

There are plenty of programs and drop-ins that are available at both our centres.

Life Skills Programs

We have photography, art, cooking and other programs as part of our life skills programs.

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Adventure Programs

Day trips and special events are highlighted through our programming.

Adventure Programs

We go on hikes, visit historical landmarks, take trips to farms, and much more! Check our social media for announcements.

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Arts & Technology Programs

Exploring music, drama, photography, lego robotics, and coding.

Arts & Technology Programs

With a wide variety of interests, there is a program to suit every young person.

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Sports and Recreation Programs

There are loads of activities like basketball, floor hockey, crossfit, and many more.

Sports and Recreation Programs

Join us for one or all of the activities offered at Undercurrent. Every skill level is welcome!

REGISTER FOR A PROGRAM

Choose your Location

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OUR TEAM

Meet the people who serve at Undercurrent

Dave and Shirley Sawler

Dave and Shirley Sawler

Founder & Director

Jenny Eisan

Jenny Eisan

Children and Youth Director

Daniel Amaral

Daniel Amaral

Youth Worker

Trevor DenHartogh

Trevor DenHartogh

Director of Undercurrent Centre in New Waterford

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HOW YOU CAN HELP

Make a DONATION to one of our programs and change a life!

All donations are tax receiptable.

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Sponsor a Youth

For $40 a month you can cover the expense of one youth to attend weekly programs at any of our Undercurrent Centres.

Sponsor a Youth

This will enable a young person to attend all programs for their age group, get snacks and / or meals, and have positive mentors.

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Sponsor With a Hike

We are looking for individuals who will commit to raise $480, the cost of sponsoring one child /youth per year.

Sponsor With a Hike

We want you to walk, hike, bike or whatever you need to do to gain sponsors for your own walks.

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Complete New Waterford Centre

We have a current need for approx $20,000 to complete all the construction, repairs, and set up to open the New Waterford Centre.

Complete New Waterford Centre

These funds are to repair two bathrooms, build an indoor skate / scooter park, security system, and kitchen appliances.

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Donate Today

With several programs running simultaneously, you can give a general gift and it will go where it's most needed.

Donate Today

100% of all donations will go towards programs, food, and staff expenses at one of our Undercurrent Youth Centres.