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Date(s) - 31/03/2017 - 30/04/2017
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Announcement
 

Vibrant Communities Charlotte County is thrilled to introduce its newest Community Coordinator, Joy Benson Green! Please see attachment for her short-introductory biography. We’re sure that you are going to appreciate working with her and the energy that she is bringing to reduce poverty in this region!


Funding Opportunity
Over $5,000 grants are available to eligible projects that will reduce poverty in Charlotte County. You will find the application documents attached to this email. Please note: final submitted proposals are due soon, March 23rd by 5:00 pm. Contact joy@vibrantcc.ca to check whether your proposal meets the fund criteria.


Working Together to Reduce Poverty/
La réduction de la pauvreté, c’est l’affaire de tous!

 

March 31

Interested in having your municipality, rural community, or local service district be recognized as an Age-Friendly Community? Click here for the guide and here for the application which is due March 31st.

Ongoing:

  • As a charity or community organizations in Charlotte County, are you interested in ways to do what you do even better?  The United Way is looking for 2-3 organizations they could work with to help strengthen. You could be looking for support with something like governance, operations, financial management or reorganization. First they would work with you to do to identify where to focus our attention, then they would match you with a coach with expertise to help you create the change you would like to see. If you are interested, please contact Sarah@unitedwaysaintjohn.com
  • Lonicera Hall is a non-for-profit housing organization in St. Stephen providing affordable assisted living accommodation for older adults. The home is currently seeking eighteen more people to come live with them in their beautiful 1841 mansion. Recent updates include a new elevator to access second and third stories, new bathrooms, and new bedroom decor. The home is centrally located and within walking distance to shopping, places of activity, and services. Contact lonicerahall@nb.aibn.com for more details.
  • If you are an employer, please fill out this survey which the Women’s Equality Branch is using to determine the knowledge and use of pay equity in compensation practices in NB.
  • Click here to access the Canadian Financial Literacy database.
  • Go to NBCC’s elevatED page to comment on and contribute to their 2017-2022 Strategic Plan.
  • The HungerCount 2016 study shows that food bank usage in New Brunswick has persistently increased in the last decade, from 15,368 in 2008 to 19,769 in 2016. See attached letter from the Common Front on Social Justice which summarizes the results and calls for action.
  • To see the attached poster to see type of projects that community inclusion networks (like Vibrant Communities Charlotte County) across NB have funded through grants from the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation.
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters needs four men to be mentors for boys who are between the ages of 10-14 in Charlotte County. This will involve hanging out and playing sports for 90 minutes a week for 10 weeks through the Game On! program. Contact at meagin.huisman@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca or 635-1145 for more information.
  • Please see the attachment from the St. Andrews Food Bank calling for donations of baking, hand-made items, and clothing for their Sweet & Warm Holidays campaign.
  • Vibrant Community Charlotte County and the United Way are looking for people in Charlotte County with expertise that would be helpful to charities in the region. We are looking for people with expertise in areas such as; governance, finance, strategic planning, evaluation, program planning, needs assessments, management practices, fund development or fund raising, human resources, communications, change management, technology. There may be opportunities to volunteer or obtain short term contract work in the region and we want to be ready. If you are interested, please send a brief description of what you have to offer to sarah@unitedwaysaintjohn.com

Alex Henderson
Coordinator/Coordonateur
Vibrant Communities Charlotte County/comté de Charlotte
Tel: (506) 321-1884
Email: alex@vibrantcc.ca

Future scenarios of Charlotte County

Working Together to Reduce Poverty/
La réduction de la pauvreté, c’est l’affaire de tous!