Access and Ignite Celebrate the Success of their 2nd Annual Online & TV Auction

Regina, SK – Access Communications today announced the Ignite Online & TV Auction was once again a huge success. The auction concluded on Sunday, April 8, 2018 with a live show celebrating over $12,000 raised.

"Support of community is a core value of Access Communications and we are committed to assisting groups like Ignite Adult Learning Corporation,” said Jim Deane, President and CEO of Access Communications. “We support Ignite in building strength in marginalized young adults by inspiring their hopes and dreams and empower them to live to their full potential.”

The funds raised will go toward a project in which participants attend work and learn skills necessary to join the present labour force. Each year 35 to 40 at-risk young adults, aged 19 to 30 are hired by Ignite as apprentices. Their job is to learn - seven and half hours a day, five days a week. Wages are deducted for lateness or absenteeism. Poor performance and chronic absenteeism are causes for dismissal from the program.

Carlo Bizzarri, manager of Ignite Adult learning Corporation said the support was much needed.

“As I look back at how we as a society approach social challenges like, how best to enable struggling young adults to take their rightful place in a productive society, we often use camouflaged inaction, namely, we go through the motions that make it look like we are doing something. Not so at Ignite. Programs have to work and not be band-aid solutions. Allocation of resources to do what needs to be done requires a clear vision of our social realities. Access Communication’s investment in this yearly auction to garner resources for Ignite to do tangible work with struggling young adults is an example of this social clarity. Ignite is grateful for Access Communication’s commitment,” Bizzarri said.

For more information on the other Access7 programs, please visit www.MyAccess.ca/Access7.

About Access Communications Co-operative
Access Communications Co-operative is one of Saskatchewan’s largest telecommunications companies, but we do so much more than provide reliable, affordable Internet, television, telephone and security monitoring. What makes Access unique is our involvement in the communities we serve through our Access7 community channels.

Access Communications began serving customers in 1978. Over the past 40 years, it has grown into a province-wide co-operative serving over 235 communities and rural areas. As a not-for-profit co-operative, we invest 100% of our earnings right back into the communities and rural areas where we live and do business. To learn more about our Co-operative, visit MyAccess.ca.

Ignite Adult Learning Corporation
Ignite is a not-for-profit, community-based employer that uses a leading edge, business entrepreneurial approach to solve social issues inherent in marginalized young adults. Through learning, healing, and meaningful work, Ignite assists at-risk young adults in developing the personal, social, academic, and work skills needed to move away from negative behaviours, unemployment, and financial dependency to become independent, self-supporting, and contributing members of society.

For more information contact:

Tracey Mucha
Communications Officer
Access Communications Co-operative
Phone: 306-565-5352; toll free: 1-866-211-6334 ext. 5352
Email: tracey.mucha@myaccess.coop

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