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Supporting Engagement to Build a Vision: United Way of Cranbrook and Kimberley Newsletter 2011

by Pat Chisholm, Coordinator Community Connections of South East BC – Better Babies Program:
by Jennifer Nichols, posted on 11:08 AM, September 6, 2011
SPC Facilitator Laurie Cordell with Dana Osiowy held a workshop about developing a community sustainability plan at the United Way Better Babies program.

Cranbrook Connected, a City of Cranbrook initiative lead by the Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP) committee made up of Cranbrook citizens who volunteer their time, is a project to develop a long-term vision for our community’s future along with actions and priorities to help us reach that vision.

A workshop, held on Jan 27th, 2011, was one of several activities by the ICSP committee in the "Listening to Our Community" phase of the project. At the workshop, facilitators Laurie Cordell and Dana Osiowy provided background information on developing a community sustainability plan, offered fun and engaging activities to elicit values and hopes for the future of our community and encouraged young parents to envision their ‘ideal’ Cranbrook.

This phase of the project is now completed and the committee is wrapping up all the information that they have collected with a report due by the end of February 2011.

The next steps will be to create a vision, test it with the stakeholder groups and the community – then draft the plan, which will also be tested with stakeholder groups and the community. Better Babies would like to thank Laurie Cordell for adding this workshop to her list of activities at a late date in the project.

Better Babies staffs believe this workshop assisted program participants to engage in their community and feel a part of developing the positive and sustainable Cranbrook that they want for their families now and in the future.

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