Hope Gardens Greenhouse – Montreal Lake Cree Nation


Focus Forward for Indigenous Youth is a Kingston based registered charity that collaborates with Indigenous communities from across Canada on self-determined community projects that empower youth, using trades-based educational programming.  In their programmes, youth gain hands-on skills, job site training, apprenticeship hours and high school credits, all with professional mentorship. 

Investing In Our Youth and Their Future.
In 2000 the Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston created an annual bursary for St Lawrence College to honour the memory of Mike Tierney, past President of the club and devoted Rotarian. The original capital of $ 10,000 grew over the years as the Rotary Club of Cataraqui- Kingston added to it on a regular basis. During the last three years, following the creation of a National Committee, the Club increased the principal by as much as $ 13,000. It now stands at $ 40,000 and is held in trust by St Lawrence College. Its returns are used to award bursaries to deserving students at the discretion of the College. According to the criteria set by the Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston the bursary is available to one or two entrance or returning students enrolled full time in any program on any campus of St Lawrence College, demonstrating above average academic achievement, commitment to volunteerism and community service. Preference to be given to at least one student who is First Nations, Métis or Inuit. Applicants must be Ontario residents and demonstrate financial need for support.
We are proud to have two recipients for this 20/21 academic year.
Cassandra Hunter-Dubois is studying Behavioral Science Technology. Sharlene Anderson is in Business Administration & Human Resources. Both study at the Kingston campus. Please see Sharlene’s enthusiastic thank you in the video attached.