In response to the increasing issue regarding food security in Fort St. John, there will be a Community Food Drive at the UWNBC 6th Fort St John Annual Fire Truck Pull on Saturday, September 17, 2016. This event will help people and families seeking food assistance make ends meet due to the rising costs of food.
Together, Fort St John community partners will be mobilizing the community and our corporations to meet the unprecedented increase and demand with the food bank programs at the Salvation Army and at the Women’s Resource Society, whose programs are already overextended. With an influx of […]
On April 18, 2016, Prince George took part in a nationally coordinated effort, led by the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy, to measure homelessness in Canada. The Point‐in‐Time (PiT) Homeless Count was conducted by Community Partners Addressing Homelessness in partnership with community agencies and stakeholders. United Way CEO Trevor Williams (pictured right), and North Central Community Development Officer Michele Brooke (pictured above) both participated in counting the homeless.
It should be noted that participation in the national PiT Count was voluntary for communities. However, it was considered by many to be a critical starting point to establishing a national picture […]
Prince Rupert Mayor Lee Brain and Success by 6 Coordinator Kate Toye, along with City Councillor Blair Mirau (not pictured), announced the declaration of the Children’s Bill of Rights at the Children’s Day at the Park on July 9. (Picture courtesy of Mayor Brain’s Facebook page.)
It’s a resolution by Council that states:
THAT All children in the City of Prince Rupert regardless of age, gender, religion, ethnicity, ability, and socio-economic status, have the right to safe, accessible, affordable, and inclusive opportunities THAT:
1. Meet their physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual needs;
2. Enable them to create, discover, explore, and learn to play in […]