2019 Spring Forum: Prioritizing Action Plans for Housing and Transportation
Through 2018 and 2019, the Mount Waddington Health Network and partners have been working to assess and understand the barriers to housing on the North Island - and develop a regional strategy to make the housing situation better.
The goal is to develop action plans that will help communities and organizations learn how to breach barriers to housing of all types, and better access provincial and federal funding. Join funding and strategy experts from BC Healthy Communities for three hours to focus on prioritizing actions in our emerging strategy. Learn how we can start to access and leverage funding, open doors for opportunity, and help create stronger links between governments, First Nations, and communities working towards common goals.
Other regions have achieved significant success with housing initiatives - we can too!
Evan Peterson has been gathering data on tranportation on the North Island, and his task is to help find opportunities to "make the best of what we've got." He is focused on efficiencies, planning, service provision, volunteer and health transportation opportunities. He is seeking to engage with people to get a deeper understanding of needs, and find areas for partnerships and collaboration to reduce service gaps in transportation.
BREAK-OUT GROUP: SENIORS HOUSING
The North Island Seniors Housing Foundation will have a space at the forum for their inquiry into seniors housing and community needs. Find them immediately when you walk in the door!
08:00 - A continental breakfast, coffee and tea will be served starting
09:00 - Forum and Discussions Start
10:30 - Break
12:00 - Forum Closes
A fresh bagged lunch will be provided to participants after the forum.
STRATEGY LEADERS, RESEARCHERS & PRESENTERS
Sarah Ravlic, BA, MPlan
Healthy Community Planner
Sarah is a sustainability-minded community planner. She is a graduate of the Dalhousie University Master of Planning and University of Victoria Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Psychology programs. Her work experience brings a background in multi-stakeholder collaboration, community driven space design, First Nations community design projects, ageing-in-place focused rural community design, and active transportation advocacy.
Sandy Mackay, BA, MPlan
Healthy Community Planner
Sandy is a graduate of the Dalhousie University Master of Planning and Mount Allison University Bachelor of Arts programs. He is an experienced public servant and non-profit administrator with a background in multi-stakeholder collaboration, community space design, First Nations and rural community projects, academic research, and active transportation advocacy.
Evan is a skilled planner and designer, approachable leader, and creative problem-solver that works with clients to help envision and build a better future. Evan will be focused on assessing transportation and transportation options in our region.
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Have questions about North Island Housing & Transportation Forum: Our Strategy for Immediate Action? Contact Mount Waddington Health Network