Location: Community Futures Office
- Identifying the key challenges related to poverty through a Poverty Profile of our community and an exploration of what is working in other communities
- Designing innovative, actionable strategies that will make the most impact in our community
- Initiating and implementing strategic actions to make change in our community
LeRae Haynes (Success by Six) - looking for a legacy project to fund (for Children o - 6 and their families). Sustainable project that can be ongoing.
Rosanna McGregor (Cariboo Friendship Society)- looking for a sign language teacher - to teach basics in a workshop setting. Renovations at the Friendship Centre are underway (Mar 31 is completion date). Saturday Feb 3rd is the Polar Bear Swim - taking pledges.
Leah Selk (CCACS) - Arts & Culture grant deadline is Jan 31st. New intake for grants begins in June. March event - "Spring into Art" workshops (full or half days).
George Atamanenko - Museum update - moved buildings. Meeting next week to discuss options moving forward. Fed up with negative publicity - the Cowboy exhibit will be better! Accessibility committee update - TRU, SD and construction contractors (Phil Harrison designer) are developing table top models for accessible accommodation units. We can be the rural accessibility capital if we want!
Janice Breck (CMHA ) - Cash raffle draw tickets are available at Walmart over the weekends (Jan 31 draw date). Valentines MCHA-CCB Strawberry Fundraiser
Kathie Vilkas (Hospice) - Journey Through Greif workshop.
Vanessa Moberg (WLCBIA) - Strategic planning process is underway at the BIA. Struggling with social connection - living wage and poverty reduction are two areas of mutual interest.
Anne Burrill - Housing First - response to homelessness in our community (25 people have been housed in the last year), assisting with rent supplements. Renewal of funding for another year. Many locals are struggling for many different reasons. Note - if you have extra furniture, Housing First is accepting donations (contact Anne or CMHA's Wayne Lucier)
Larry Stranberg (Community Futures) - Social Enterprises are the largest sector experiencing growth in Canada right now. The Red Cross is at Community Futures this week. Over 200 businesses have already received assistance, and they are encouraging small businesses to apply.
Big Brothers Big Sister (via Carla Bullinger) - Feb 10th Big Night Out - prom night for adults. Gowns are available to rent from the Glass Slippers boutique.