Since 1922, Christie Lake Kids has been committed to serving economically disadvantaged children and youth by providing recreation and skill-building programs – at no cost.
Having supported a variety of Christie Lake Kids initiatives for the past few years, we are pleased to be turning our June #GivingBack Challenge attention to their camp and inner city programs, including: Christie Lake Kids Camp, the STAR, and LIT programs, among others.
Having evolved over the last 93 years, Christie Lake Kids is familiar with concerns currently impacting Ottawa’s youth and works to ensure that children and youth in our community have access to opportunities to learn skills through sports, arts, camps, mentoring and leadership while connecting with the community and offering play in a safe and nurturing environment.
Their approach is supported by the belief that children who participate in this type of structured and challenging programming are more likely to have better self-esteem, do better in school, and develop drive and ambition that may help to break the more common cycles of growing up in poverty.
Barry J. Hobin and Associates Architects have supported Christie Lake Kids as a corporate donor and in supporting fundraising initiatives, including the annual Gala, since 2010. We encourage you to support these initiatives by volunteering your time, skills, and expertise to programs or events or by making a financial contribution to support Christie Lake’s mandate to turn lives around and provide opportunities to children that will, in turn, build a more solid community.