RAM Donates to the Northern Family Support Program (NFSP) at UNBC

RAM is proud to donate to and support the Northern Family Support Program at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC).

The Northern Family Support Program (NFSP) is a UNBC donor funded program that provides financial and social support to families in crisis within the community while UNBC students benefit from experiential learning. The NFSP has been helping families since December 2013 and offers a range of one-time support from equipment that addresses accessibility needs to emergency funding. The Program offers short-term support that is otherwise unavailable, assisting individuals to emerge from a crisis and continue living a productive life. The NFSP is often the last resort for those who are unable to access other community supports in Northern BC.

The program runs each fall in alignment with the UNBC September semester. This fall, Social Work students will benefit from real world experience working with community members while also learning about business topics. Social Work students often end up in leadership positions and the training the Program provides ensures they have the skills necessary to be successful. Students learn valuable skills in the case management process, professionalism, competence and integrity, confidentiality, financial planning, and business ethics—while creating a short-term effective responses to crisis situations. Commerce students learn about social challenges and how to support people in their workforce as business leaders and entrepreneurs. Professionals from the business and social work sector are brought in to the classroom as guest speakers. Students complete class presentations that highlight similarities and differences between business and social work ethics and frameworks. The NFSP curriculum includes a hybrid model that fuses business and social work aspects to create innovative solutions for assessing and supporting individuals in crisis.

“Funding supports the development, delivery and sustainability of the NFSP which would not be possible without contributions from donors like RAM Consulting.” Tara Mayes, Fundraising Team Lead, UNBC

Recognizing that our impact on the community goes beyond improving civil works like roads and bridges, we are strong advocates for investing in the communities we live in and help build. Read more about how we give back to our community, our women-in-engineering initiative, and our Scholarship for Indigenous Youth.

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