RBC is donating $100,000 to Keyano College to start a new project aimed at helping people in Indigenous communities.
The ‘Healing and Wisdom Project’ will create a community-based model to help with financial management, employment training, and personal supports.
The hope is this will help these residents earn and manage sustainable livelihoods.
“This is a project that promises to deliver real benefits within our communities,” said Tracy Edwards, President and CEO, Keyano College, in a release.
“We are extremely grateful for RBC’s support in this and are excited to begin collaborative development of programming surrounding financial management.”
Keyano will also be adding personal financial management modules to their Community Adult Learning and employment training programs. The CALP provide foundational learning programs in these communities including high school preparation, Pre-GED, and Essential Skills training.
These newly updated programs will be piloted in Fort McKay followed by Gregoire Lake Estates, Janvier, and Fort Chipewyan.