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Yoga Outreach part of 5 year community project funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada

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Catherine Talbot, Executive Director BCSTH, The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, Delanie Dyck, Executive Director Yoga Outreach

On Monday I had the pleasure of attending a press conference in Toronto with the Honorable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health. The press conference was announcing a 5 year Public Health Agency of Canada funded colloboration between Yoga Outreach and BC Society of Transition Houses.

The project Reaching out with Yoga: Trauma-informed Yoga for Women and Children in Shelters, led by the British Columbia Society of Transition Houses in partnership with Yoga Outreach, will deliver and test trauma-informed yoga programs in 24 women’s shelters and transition houses across BC.  The program will promote physical and mental health to women and children who have experienced family violence. Trauma-informed practice is based on an understanding of the impact of violence on people's lives, and focuses on respect and empowerment.

We are absolutely thrilled to be part of this project and can't wait to get started!

We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Past President Beth Sampson and her husband Shane Caraveo for making a generous donation to Yoga Outreach so that our Executive Director, Delanie Dyck could attend the announcement!

For more details:

Harper Government Invests in Community Projects across Canada to Support Victims of Violence

Fact Sheet - Government of Canada Invests in Projects to support Victims of Family Violence

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Broadway Youth Centre
Do you serve clients who are deemed marginalized, vulnerable, or at-risk? For nearly 20 years Yoga Outreach has been partnering with facilities to support yoga programming. We recruit, screen, train, and support volunteer yoga instructors in these settings.