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SNAP Girls Youth Leadership Program expands with support from TD Securities

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We are pleased to announce that TD Securities has chosen CDI as one of their charity partners in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of their Underwriting Hope campaign. As part of the celebration, TD Securities is generously donating a special one-time grant in support of CDI’s SNAP® Girls Youth Leadership Program.

“This special donation is an extraordinary contribution to our expanding youth program for girls who require continued support in adolescence. It also helps shine a special light on mental health and the need to support vulnerable youth at this critical time,” says Erin Rajca, Manager of the SNAP Girls and Anxiety Programs.

Led by hundreds of TD staff across Canada and now internationally, the TD Securities Underwriting Hope campaign is an annual program that collects and administers the distribution of donations from bank employees to local children-based charities. In Canada alone, TD Securities supports approximately 200 charitable organizations each year, and CDI has greatly benefitted over several years from their support of SNAP Girls and the Towhee Summer Residential Program.

The SNAP Girls Youth Leadership Program creates a continuum of care for at-risk adolescent girls, ensuring they do not get lost during the sometimes tumultuous high school years. This grant is helping support recent program improvements including the expansion of our monthly drop-in program to weekly group sessions that run throughout the school year. Along with receiving individual therapeutic counselling, our participants are now taking part in guided weekly group discussions on issues important to young women. The program also supports the youth in experiencing mentorship opportunities with community leaders and building employment-readiness skills.

We are very grateful for the long-time support of TD Securities and their employees. They are making a vital difference in the lives of our children, youth and families.

To view the video TD Securities developed about the SNAP Girls Youth Leadership Program, click here.