June 7, 2011 — How can we foster a sense of trust and social connection among residents? What’s working well in your community, and what could be done better?
Vancouver Foundation and Vancity are co-sponsoring a series of six Community Conversations to answer these and other complex questions.
These Community Conversations are free to the public (pre-registration is required) and will be held at the following locations during the month of June:
Maple Ridge Thursday, June 9, 2011 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Maple Ridge Library, 130 – 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road
North Vancouver Thursday, June 16, 2011 6 - 8:30 p.m.
John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First Street, North Vancouver
Richmond Saturday, June 18, 2011 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Richmond City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond
White Rock Monday, June 20, 2011 6 - 8:30 p.m.
White Rock Public Library, 15342 Buena Vista Avenue, White Rock
New Westminster Thursday, June 23, 2011 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Centennial Community Centre, 65 East Sixth Avenue, New Westminster
Vancouver Tuesday, June 28, 2011 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
These meetings build on the findings of Vancouver Foundation’s 2010 Vital Signs report. One of the most important (and surprising) results of this report is that a strong sense of belonging and trust between neighbours increases happiness and improves the quality of life among residents, even more than income or education.
Join the Community Conversation in your area. Meet your neighbours. Discuss the successes and challenges of your neighbourhood. Help shape the future of your community.
For more information, or to register for a Community Conversation:
call 604-688-2204 or visit the website at http://www.vancouverfoundationvitalsigns.ca/community-conversations/
Vancouver Foundation helps build more vibrant and resilient communities in BC. We do this by harnessing the gifts of energy, ideas, time, and money of caring citizens to make meaningful and lasting impacts. We are Canada’s largest community foundation and we’ve been investing in communities since 1943.