A broad collection of voices have contributed to helping us better understand the types of social supports and services needed within our region. This information will now be used to collectively develop a Strategy to help improve access to services for all residents. Over the past year, engagement activities have included:
Stakeholder Meetings & Interviews
Working with Local Area Health Networks (Nanaimo Community Health Network, Gabriola Health and Wellness Collaborative and Oceanside Health and Wellness Network) in planning and engagement delivery.
Working with local service providers small group sharing circles/ focus groups were organizing to connect with individuals with lived and living experience (those who have direct experience of accessing or needing to access social supports).
Members of the RDN's Board of Directors were invited to hear insights into the day-to-day experiences of community members who are experiencing poverty and to identify actions that can be advanced within their jurisdictions to reduce poverty and promote equitable community development.
Consultation has concluded