This was the second year that the Animators of Cold Lake was successful in receiving a community grant. To read about Cold Lake’s first year multi-community grant, click here.
For their project, the City of Cold Lake worked to identify the mental health needs of the community through a needs assessment survey of its members to gain a better understanding of the needs and existing supports in the community. Using that data, they were able to promote mental wellness resources via newsletters, social media, and wellness kits. With their additional programming offered every month, they are focusing on building wellbeing, enhancing community spirit, promoting resilience, and providing opportunities that may improve the emotional health of community members.