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Phoenix Centre to use grant money for marketing

By Christina Van Starkenburg

David Wybou, Charlene Chaput, Jerry Plante and MP Cheryl Gallant gather to celebrate the donation of $20, 250 that the Phoenix Centre will be using for its marketing program. A large portion of the money will be used for the Welcome to Parenting program. For more community photos please visit our website photo gallery at www.thedailyobserver.ca.

David Wybou, Charlene Chaput, Jerry Plante and MP Cheryl Gallant gather to celebrate the donation of $20, 250 that the Phoenix Centre will be using for its marketing program. A large portion of the money will be used for the Welcome to Parenting program. For more community photos please visit our website photo gallery at www.thedailyobserver.ca.

The Phoenix Centre received a cheque for $20,250 from the Community Futures Development Corporation recently. The money will be used to hire a marketer to help the Phoenix Centre market its programs on a national and international level.

“If we didn’t have the money to hire a marketer, then it would be so much harder for people to know about our programs, and it helps us reach people who need to know about these programs,” explained Charlene Chaput, the manager of administrative services for the Phoenix Centre.

Some of the programs that they will be marketing are their puppet program, Welcome to Parenting, Friends and Neighbours Club and several national training programs. These programs currently operate at both the national and international levels.

The Welcome to Parenting program is a web-based prenatal and postnatal class for new and young mothers. Currently the Victorian Order of Nurses in Windsor and Toronto Public Health have confirmed that they will be using it in their cities.

The Community Futures is a non-profit organization that receives operating money from the federal government.

Christina Van Starkenburg is a Daily Observer multimedia journalist.

c.vanstarkenburg@sunmedia.ca


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