The Nelson Community Services Centre (NCSC) assists people to define the issues affecting them and to determine their own resolutions in recognition of the fact that all individuals and families at some time experience difficulty in their lives.
Further, the NCSC maintains program flexibility to allow us to respond, in cooperation with government and other organizations, to the changing needs in our community.
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"Nelson at its Best"
Join in the Conversation for a Healthy, Poverty-Free Nelson!
(March 19, 2015) Nelson - Nelson is a great place, but for some, it's an expensive place to live. Poverty forces some residents of Nelson to make hard choices -- between rent and medicine, food and transportation, childcare and employment opportunities; between moving towards a self-sufficient future or just getting through the day. Thirteen diverse Nelson organizations have undertaken a multi-year process of working together to do something about that. Envisioning "Nelson at its Best", the organizations have started a community conversation about how to address poverty in our city. "Many of the systemic issues of economic and social hardship are out of our direct control but there are some things we can do together as a community, and this project will do just that--find local solutions" says Jenny Robinson, a project committee member and Board Member of the Nelson Social Planning Action Network (SPAN) Society.
Poverty is a complex issue that affects everyone in the community. Being poor can lead to feeling isolated and excluded, as it limits opportunities to participate in community life. It can mean living in substandard conditions and feeling stressed. Poverty erodes people's spirits, and can lead to physical and mental illness.
According to project committee member Tom Thomson, Executive Director of the Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce, "Poverty affects everyone's health and well-being, and when people don't have enough for the basics in life, community life and business life suffer, too."
The group wants to involve as many people as possible to come up with solutions to reducing poverty in Nelson. We are starting this process with a broad community conversation. Everyone needs to be engaged in the solutions for making Nelson the best place it can be.
Local residents are invited to participate in the community conversations. People will be asked to provide their thoughts and ideas on a few simple questions:
Responses can be submitted in words, pictures, drawings, video - even song. Conversations are being hosted by Nelson at its Best committee members, community organizations, interested residents, school groups and businesses. There will also be a Public Conversation on Wednesday, April 15th from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Vienna Cafe. Everyone is welcome!
Help make Nelson the best place it can be. Join in the community conversation!
or contact Helen Lutz: 250-354-7509, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parenting Workshop: Vital Connection
February 12 to April 23rd, 2015
Please see What We Do >> Workshops for more information.
Please see What We Do >> Groups for information on the: Transitions Progrm for Men which will run again beginning April 13, 2015 Registrations are being accepted now.
The Bridges Program for Women This program is being re-evaluated. Look for it again Spring 2015.
If you are interested in a casual position at the Aimee Beaulieu Transition House, please submit a resume as openings do occur from time to time.
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