$75,000 Donated to YMCA’s Alternative Suspension Program

From left to right: Jennifer Holmes Weier, Senior Vice President, Advocacy, Communications & Public Policy, YMCA Canada; Michael Lough, Vice President, Specialty Programs, Frank Cowan Company; Peter Dinsdale , President & CEO, YMCA Canada; Mary D’Alton, Executive Director, The Cowan Foundation; Carol Parsons, Principal Consultant, National Benefits, Cowan Insurance Group; Debbie Hoekstra, VP Community Services, YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo; Beth King, General Manager, Child and Youth Outcomes, YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo


The Cowan Foundation is pleased to donate $75,000 to YMCA’s Alternative Suspension Program, representing the second installment of a three-year commitment.

The YMCA Alternative Suspension program, run by YMCAs of Québec, is a national program that supports teens who have been suspended from school. It provides them access to counseling and other support services when they are away from school, which help them cope with the challenges they’re facing and successfully integrate back to their school life when they return.

We are honoured to support this program, now being offered in Waterloo Region through YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo.

For more information about the program, click here.