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Job Posting- apply before July 5

Rossbrook House is hiring a Program Coordinator Program Coordinators are accountable to one of the two Program and Operations Managers. Main responsibilities include: planning, coordinating, and delivering programs and activities for children (Energy Plus, ages 6-11 years). Engaging with children and youth. The Energy Plus Program Coordinator exercises a degree of independence, initiative and judgment while performing a variety of tasks in support of all aspects of Rossbrook House operations, including rides to and from outside activities and safe rides home. They will ensure that programs reflect the needs and interests of the Energy Plus age group and that programs
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Scholarship Application Process for 2024

Rossbrook House staff and board members proudly provide community members with scholarships. Thanks to the Rossbrook House Foundation, many family foundations, and other generous supporters, Rossbrook House annually provides several scholarships at the Open House in November.   Who can apply: If you are a current/former staff or current/former participant or student from one of the three off-campus school programs and are enrolled or planning to enroll in a post-secondary program this fall, you can apply. How to apply: Download the official Rossbrook House application form below. This is the only application that will be accepted. Include copies or screenshots/photos
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Make a Difference this December

  Rossbrook House gave me a second chance at life. Gangs, crime, and poverty made it tough to grow up in the inner city. For my siblings and me, Rossbrook House was a safe place to go after school and on weekends. We had meals and fun activities! My childhood was not the greatest, but every day that I walked through those doors, I felt at home. Rossbrook House helped me to feel like a ‘regular kid’.  I am a former staff and participant of Rossbrook House. Growing up in the neighborhood was very tough, with a lot of gangs,
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History of Elgin House

There’s more to Rossbrook House and its history than you may know. Back in November of 1980, 429 Elgin Avenue served as a temporary residence. Once abandoned, the Neighbourhood Improvement Project purchased it and offered it to Rossbrook House. After renovations, a few young men moved in. All the residents shared house duties. The house was open to young men who needed temporary residence or time away from their living situations. Volunteers, including many of the Sisters in the Rossbrook House community helped to keep the place running smoothly. The stories of antics and shenanigans are endless as are the
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Ways to Support Rossbrook House- Part 2

  As touched on in September’s article, supporting an organization or cause can take many forms, from volunteering to donating to advocacy. The form can often vary from person to person based on their individual resources, priorities, capacity, and values. With that in mind, Rossbrook House Foundation is pleased to offer its supporters a variety of ways to support the Foundation and Rossbrook House. Volunteering Rossbrook House Foundation is grateful for a dedicated volunteer board of directors and various committees. The board, assisted by the committees & Foundation staff, strives, through various fundraising activities and stewardship of investments, to meet or exceed the
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We All Win!

50/50 Raffle in support of Rossbrook House You could win up to $5,000 for as little as $5 while supporting Rossbrook House programs and activities for children and youth! Tickets are available through online purchase only 1 for $5 | 10 for $20 | 50 for $50 Final Draw | Fri Sept 29 at 9:00 am (CST) Click here for full raffle rules and more info.   Congratulations to the Final Draw Winner: Denise Gamey Congratulations to the Early Bird Draw Winner: Diana DeLaronde-Colombe   Thank you to our Early Bird sponsor, Patill / St. James Insurance!      
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Summer 2023 is on at Rossbrook House!

This summer will be a memorable one for children & youth.   “I like summer because we go swimming at the outdoor pools and walks to the park.” Emily, age 10 Summer at Rossbrook House will include: Daily meals, Fun activities, Outings like Beach Days, Camp Maskwa (for youth), Doors open 24 hours! Children (ages 6-11) and youth (ages 12-24) can drop in to check the calendars and see what’s happening each day. Regular participants are anticipating the fun outings and activities that await them. “Summer at Rossbrook House is amazing as an intermediate (ages 12-17). Making new friends practically
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Summer ’23 at Rossbrook House

Children and youth are looking forward to the summer at Rossbrook House!   “I like to go swimming at the outdoor pools, and the beach, and bowling, and Wheelies.” -Pyriel, age 8 For many of us, summer is a time to relax. At Rossbrook House, summer is a busy time with doors open 24 hours every day until the return to school in September. The fun includes twice-daily meals, outings to the beach, building with Lego in the playroom, escaping the city for a week at Camp Maskwa, and more! Your support will help ensure that children and youth continue
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New Year Resolutions and a Strategic Plan

It’s the time of year when many start thinking about implementing their New Year’s Resolutions.  Some resolutions may focus on one’s physical or mental health, such as going to the gym. Others may focus around giving back to the community, such as volunteering or donating. When we think about New Year’s Resolutions, what are they really? They’re goal(s) to reach in the coming year.  Rossbrook House Foundation Board and Staff came together this past fall to reflect and look forward with the goal of creating a Strategic Plan. This Strategic Plan was approved in December and similar to New Year’s
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No Child Alone Dinner

Rossbrook House Foundation is hosting the No Child Alone Dinner, Thursday, April 27, 2023 This fundraising dinner is in support of Rossbrook House programs and activities.   Tickets are $175 each Corporate Tables (seat 10): $3,500 Click here to purchase tickets or tables. Or contact Stephanie at slambert@rossbrookhouse.ca or 204.949.4092 Ticket & table purchases include a partial tax receipt in accordance with CRA regulations.   Join us as we bring Rossbrook House to the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg and share what makes Rossbrook House so special. The theme of the event is Open Doors, Open Arms.   “We can’t wait to welcome everyone
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