It’s Monday December 5th. Good Morning I’m Karim Mosna with your daily news brief.
The United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington has announced a new Youth Peer Support Program for youth in the region. The program will work with youth aged 16- 24 on a referral basis. Youth seeking support will then be matched with trained peers with lived experience over the age of 18.
This past summer, Resolve Counseling hired a Youth Program Facilitator with the financial support from United Way. Director of Community Services at Resolve, Tara Everitt says,
“The Facilitator is working with youth and agencies to really develop a model that works for our community, we want young people to know they are not alone. We want to help support them to build hope. It is youth supporting youth.”
The community-driven initiative was identified through a special youth mental health committee spearheaded by Kingston Health Sciences Centre and United Way KFL&A.
The committee discussed multiple challenges youth often face when they are in crisis, or discharged from hospital. Youth indicated that having a peer walk with them through this experience would be a tremendous help during the transition.
According to a release from United Way, following the initial development of the program and pilot period over the next year, the program hopes to expand further to include more youth and agencies in the community.
As of January 6, 2023, Pascan Aviation will be pausing air service at YGK Airport Aron Winterstein, YGK Airport Manager says, Forward bookings on Pascan are not where they need to be, this is not an issue with safety or support from our partners and residents.. Currently, travellers cannot book directly on the Air Canada website, use Aeroplan points for bookings or speak with an Air Canada booking agent. and we are pausing service until those levels of customer service can be met.”
Travellers can book travel from YGK/Kingston to YUL/Montreal through January 6 by visiting the Pascan Aviation website. Travellers currently holding tickets on Pascan Aviation will be honoured through January 6th.
That’s all for your daily news brief. I’m Karim Mosna, if you have any news tips email: email@example.com