INVESTING IN WHERE WE LIVE
USJE Community Investment Initiative
The strength of unions has always had its roots in the communities where we live. When our neighbourhoods are safe they thrive. That’s when we all have the ability to succeed. Healthy communities are the foundation upon which everything else is built.
But not all communities are created equal. Different communities have different challenges to overcome.
In 2019, the Union of Safety and Justice Employees set out on an ambitious program to begin supporting the communities we live in, one project at a time. There are so many excellent non-profit organizations that need partners and support. If we want to help our communities survive and thrive, we all have an important role to play.
Miramichi Youth House
WHAT — Funding of $20,000
WHEN — March 2020
WHERE — Miramichi, New Brunswick
WHY — The Youth House serves a very vulnerable youth population in Miramichi and surrounding area in times of crisis and emergency. They are a not-for-profit organization that relies on support from community partners. The Youth House provides at-risk teens with critical services and stability to deal with complex life issues, reducing the risk of criminal and antisocial behaviour.