Caring For Community

Community Goals


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IMPROVE COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICES

  • Maintain professionalism in providing social services
  • Help members access social services
  • Hire certified counsellors in the community so members do not have to travel to receive support
  • Offer additional daycare options to accommodate parents needs

CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR MEMBERS TO GATHER

  • Offer a variety of programming for Elders
  • Establish a women’s group and a men’s group
  • Offer youth group activities
  • Create opportunities for youth and Elders to work together
  • Offer programming for parents (i.e. traditional parenting, parent aid, etc.)
  • Ensure that members with special needs are included and supported

ENCOURAGE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT & SUPPORT MEMBER LEAD INITIATIVES

  • Establish a volunteer list
  • Establish a household item/clothing exchange for growing families
  • Develop a community garden
  • Hold an annual awards ceremony to acknowledge community achievements in sports, education, and volunteering
  • Establish a car pool service and/or community taxi service

PROVIDE PREVENTATIVE SUPPORT PROGRAMS

  • Provide ongoing support for the community crisis team
  • Develop a community safety plan
  • Establish support networks for individuals and families in crisis
  • Provide lateral violence and bullying prevention workshops

EDUCATE MEMBERS & INCREASE AWARENESS OF COMMUNITY SOCIAL ISSUES

  • Educate members on the impact of addictions (i.e. drugs and alcohol) and reduce associated shaming in the community
  • Provide suicide prevention training
  • Reduce shame and build awareness around suicide

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Number of Children in Care (2017)

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List of Social Support

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Number of Suicides Per Year

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Number of Community Groups That Come Together 4 Times a Year or More

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Number of Community of Events Per Year

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List of Volunteer Boards, Committees, etc.

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Birch Narrows Registered Population

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