- The key findings from the SDG roundtable meetings held over the past year.
- BC 2030 - The idea of a non-partisan political campaign to generate support for the SDGs and the groups working on them across BC.
- The possibility of holding a non-partisan all candidates meeting in Terrace and the local SDG related topics and questions that candidates could respond to.
For more information, or to get involved please contact Sharon Taylor or Paola Konge (President - WLRSG) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashlee Hyde - United Way's application for funding open Dec 1 - until Jan 31, 2016. Funding workshop took place last week. New system - one focus area and two outcomes they fit best within in. The youth grant application process (separate) will also be taking place in December. Campaigning for funds is going well (mostly begins in November). People can donate funds themselves as well (not only through workplace deductions). Day of Caring project - organizations can apply for these as well (e.g. Jubilee House project).
Carla Bullinger - Communities That Cares - November Community Meeting to discuss the final profile (that is almost complete now). Invitations will be coming shortly. They have seen some significant positive shifts in certain areas, and this session will be an opportunity to share ideas.
Carla cont': CCPL - The "fall program" (families as learning leaders) over the past year. Some key things learned (the relationship between parents and children was the main foundation for success). The relationship piece is the foundation (supersedes anything else).
Jay Goddard - TRU - All the fall students have found workplace placements. Subcommittee at TRU - a community forum at TRU asked for this subcommittee. We are a unique community with unique community needs (e.g. Kamloops is very different than Williams Lake). We want the WL campus to be re-defined (definition before changes occur). Looking for data and supporting information that could be used by this subcommittee to create this definition (e.g. employment stats). The CTC's Community Assessment report provided much required data. People also suggested talking to Mike Franklin, and Sharon Taylor.
Jay Goddard cont: All candidates forum with the assistance of a TRU Human Services student via the SPC is an idea that is recommended. The Provincial elections in BC take place in May.
Larry Stranberg -Community Futures - October is Small Business Month - there are weekly lunch & learn sessions (see updates). This Friday there will be a business walk.
George Atamanenko - Accessibility Committee is still working on taxi. George would also like to see changes to the transportation act requiring every community to have one. Regarding hospital renovations - 72 beds have been approved (goal is for more beds to be public rather than private).
Kathie Vilkas - Hospice is lucky to have a practicum student from TRU (see Jay's update) and the annual Memory Tree event is taking place on Dec 4th