Coast Capital Savings Credit Union

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Press Release

December 8, 2011

Coast Capital Savings funds Youth Life skills Education Program

New Westminster, B.C. – The Last Door Recovery Society’s Youth Life skills Education Program was recently awarded $20,000 in funding from Coast Capital Savings.

The Youth Life skills Education Program provides education and experiential life skills training to young men who are seeking to successfully re-enter mainstream society after struggling with drugs and other related issues.

“Coast Capital Savings is committed to helping build a richer future for youth in our communities,” said Wendy Lachance, director, community leadership for Coast Capital Savings. “We are proud to support Last Door and their Youth Life skills Education Program as we believe investing in programs that help youth become self-reliant is an important factor in building a strong society.”

The Youth Life skills Education Program, which runs from November 30, 2011 to November 30, 2012, is delivered in a group format which allows for a continuous intake or participants. Each weekly three hour session is managed by two group facilitators and covers a wide range of topics designed to help youth improve their function on a practical day-to-day level. The program is open to both existing and former clients of Last Door.

The Last Door Recovery Society provides supportive, therapeutic environments where individuals and families suffering from addiction can receive guidance and support in restoring themselves to mental, spiritual, physical and emotional health. Last Door has five residential sites serving male youth and adults as well as adjunct programs for families.

Coast Capital Savings Credit Union is Canada’s second largest credit union with total assets under administration of $12.3 billion, more than 454,000 members and 51 branches in the Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, and Vancouver Island regions of British Columbia. Product innovations include Canada’s first free chequing account from a full-service financial institution and the country’s most flexible mortgage product, the You’re the BossTM Mortgage, which was named 2010 Mortgage of the Year by canadianmortgagetrends.com. Coast Capital offers one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™. It is a member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies Platinum Club and an Imagine Canada Caring Company.

To learn more, visit www.coastcapitalsavings.com.

Louise Cooksey, Director of Development & Finance
Tel: 604-525-9771 louise@lastdoor.org
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