Youth Philanthropy Advisory Committee

Engaging Today’s Youth

SCF is taking the lead in encouraging youth to become involved and empowering them to add their voice and opinions to make a difference in our community.

About YPAC

The Youth Philanthropy Advisory Committee (YPAC) is a group of youth between the ages of 13-21. They are teenagers and young adults who are passionate about contributing to, and inspiring change in their community.

How does YPAC support?

YPAC grants out money to youth centered projects in the community of Salmon Arm and surrounding areas.

During the last grant cycle, they granted money to LASS for the ‘Summer Slide Program’ and the ‘Books Under the Tree program’ at Christmas.

They also advise the Shuswap Community Foundation Board on different projects for youth.

YPAC Projects

This past year YPAC had the opportunity to work with the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge and grant out money to youth projects in our community.

These were the projects that were selected:

  • Shuswap Future Launch Youth Leadership day
  • Mirella Project Indigenous Cultural Program

Both were amazing ideas that the youth in our community came up with! Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 both these projects had to be postponed to next year.

Volunteer in the Community

Besides granting out money to youth centered projects, YPAC also volunteers in the community.

They have volunteered at Multicultural day and are going to be volunteering at Downtown Salmon Arm events this upcoming summer (2020).

Brought to you by the 191 Community Foundations of Canada
Brought to you by the 191 Community Foundations of Canada
Community Foundations of Canada
Community Foundations of Canada