IODE helps to launch virtual Rebound program for transgender youth

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SUBMITTED PHOTO IODE Canada Board member and IODE Ontario President Linda Gryner, IODE National Councillors Jan Casbourn, Sarnia and Helen Danby, Petrolia presented Rebound Executive Director, Carrie McEachran and Client Services Team Manager, Andraya MacMillan with an IODE package which included a laminated copy of the IODE Canada Express News with the announcement of Rebound as the 2021 IODE Canada 100th Anniversary Grant winner, IODE's national publication "Echoes" and a Letter and Certificate of Congratulations from the Provincial Chapter of Ontario IODE.

A new program to help transgender youth and their families is getting a bit boost from the IODE.

The IODE Canada has donated $25,000 to Rebound Sarnia-Lambton to help set up the virtual program by May.

The program hopes to bridge the gap for trans youth and their families by creating a support network for the youth and families. They’ll provide information, resources and a safe and accepting space for peer support to promote healthy relationships.

This is the 11th grant from the across Canada. The Sarnia-Lambton IODE chapters encouraged Rebound to apply for the grant.