FUNDRAISERS

Synergy Youth and Community Development Society (Synergy) actively hosts fundraisers in support of the causes we feel strongly about! These fundraisers are instrumental in ensuring on-going, quality opportunities for our youth and our community. Synergy's primary focus is to maximize the sustainability of our programs with our existing capacity. Certain programs are currently only partially funded for the year, while others are not funded at all. Synergy's fundraising goal is $30,000 this year and all of the money we raise through fundraising goes directly towards our youth programs. We keep our administration and management costs under 15% since the majority of our fundraising is done by our wonderful volunteers, which includes our Board and staff volunteering their time. If you have any questions, please contact Coralee McIntosh at 403-212-0242 or visit;

Centre for Community Leadership

#101, 340 Merganser Drive West

Chestermere, AB

T1X 0Z6

We welcome donations of any amount, toward any program. Below, we've outlined some of our funding needs to allow us to continue serving Chestermere, Langdon, and SE Rocky View to the best of our abilities. 

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All Donations Matched by up to 50%

Synergy is annually a participant charity with the Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink. This means that any donation to Synergy through Birdies for Kids is matched by up to 50%!

PROGRAMS THAT NEED SUPPORT

HOMEWORK

HELPERS

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Homework Helpers is currently unfunded even though it is faced with growing demand. Each monthly session of Homework Helpers costs approximately $200, and our goal is to offer it twice a month during the school year.

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INTERNSHIP

PROGRAM

All of our youth interns are volunteers who dedicate many hours of hard work to Synergy and the community. We aim to provide a bursary to each youth at the end of their internship to reward them for their efforts. We welcome formal sponsorship for part or all of a $500 youth intern bursary.

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Dabble

Full of opportunities to explore mind, movement + soul in a fun, inclusive and creative space! Each Dabble program generally has 11 - 15 participants and membership for the program is $60 per child, without funding. Grants contribute partially to this program but fundraising is needed to improve the quality of the workshops offered.

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LEADERSHIP & WELLNESS RETREATS

Throughout the year, we aim to offer youth multiple leadership and wellness retreats for leadership development, training, bonding, and more. An entire retreat typically costs around $2 500, but we welcome sponsorship s in any amount to continue offering retreats for our Youth Interns, Youth Council members, and other community youth!

YELL YOUTH COUNCIL

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Currently, Youth Council is working to fundraise for their leadership retreat, where they will officially obtain their LEAD certification that establishes them as young leaders in our community. The approximate cost for one youth to attend the retreat is $150.

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One to one 

wellness

Currently, we have dedicated funding to offer professional counselling for individuals going through a difficult time, but lack the resources to fund informal 1-1 mentoring support. We are working very hard to gain funding that will build our capacity to provide this care. We welcome and appreciate donations to sponsor staff time and training.

ANNUAL FUNDRAISERS

PRETTY IN PINK

An annual anti-bullying campaign that raises funds for relevant causes and helps the community take a stand against bullying year round.

PRETTY IN PINK

Buy your buttons all through February

DUCKS FOR BUCKS

Ducks For Bucks is an amazing duck race and fundraiser that supports local youth programming and takes place each summer during Chestermere’s Water Festival.

DUCKS FOR BUCKS

PAST FUNDRAISERS

FOOT BY FOOT

A fundraiser for the Centre for Community Leadership, now located in a park like setting on the corner of Chestermere Boulevard and Rainbow Road, adjacent to the skateboard park.

FOOT BY FOOT
POLAR BEAR DIP

A fun and icy annual community fundraising event that took place from 2009 – 2015.

POLAR BEAR DIP