Lia Presentation To Township Council

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Langley In Action presents their dream of an Aldergrove HUB to Langley Township Council, May 26, 2008.

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  • Lia Presentation To Township Council

    1. 1. ALDERGROVE “THE PLACE BETWEEN”
    2. 2. What we know <ul><li>Aldergrove Task Force Report 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>B.C. Healthy Communities Forum – March 13, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Early Development Index 2004 and 2008 – Clyde Hertzman – UBC HELP Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Langley in Action I – Snapshot 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Community Profile” </li></ul><ul><li>Langley in Action II – “Developing Priorities” </li></ul><ul><li>Langley In Action III – “An Action Plan for Aldergrove” </li></ul>
    3. 3. Where are we Now? <ul><li>25 agencies have come to the table for “An Action Plan for Aldergrove – Phase III” </li></ul><ul><li>They’ve come to discuss how an integrated “hub” style model can meet the needs of the community and its citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Funding from MCFD and United Way of the Lower Mainland </li></ul>
    4. 4. What is a Hub? <ul><li>A hub is a central place where all members of the community can gather to have a variety of needs met. </li></ul><ul><li>It can be a place where people come to access services and resources. </li></ul><ul><li>It can be a place where young children are cared for, where older children play, where youth “hang-out” safely with friends, and where seniors come to socialize. </li></ul><ul><li>A hub is more than the sum of its parts </li></ul>
    5. 5. Imagine the Possibilities
    6. 6. Community Works When We All Work Together <ul><li>Service providers and services that can be provided in a hub </li></ul><ul><li>Child care services </li></ul><ul><li>Services for children and families </li></ul><ul><li>Seniors programs </li></ul><ul><li>Youth programs </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s programs </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation programs </li></ul><ul><li>Library services </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Community meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Community Events </li></ul><ul><li>Counselling </li></ul>
    7. 7. Community Works When We All Work Together <ul><li>Imagine a place, in the middle of the community, that belongs to the community. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A place where every one is welcome, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A place where needs are met. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A place where neighbours meet. </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Responding to Identified Needs <ul><li>Supports organization and leadership of interagency groups in Aldergrove </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages the establishment of a social planning cooperative </li></ul><ul><li>Enables the formation of an Aldergrove Family Services Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Supports partnering between TOL Recreation, Culture and Parks Dept. and community groups </li></ul><ul><li>Supports children and families in the community through facilitating early childhood strategic planning and program development </li></ul>
    9. 9. Responding to Identified Needs <ul><li>Acts as a centralized community resource centre </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a place for developing a teen social recreation centre in Aldergrove </li></ul><ul><li>Revitalizes the downtown core </li></ul><ul><li>Provides multi-purpose space </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a place for enhancing and developing senior’s programs and facilities </li></ul>
    10. 10. We Can Imagine the Possibilities <ul><li>As we all know, there are a myriad of well documented and long-standing needs in the Aldergrove area . </li></ul><ul><li>David Thiessen - Library Manager, Langley Township </li></ul><ul><li>We need to take steps now to support communities’ efforts and to implement a new way of providing services that put young children and their families at the centre and diminishes the historical fragmentation of services </li></ul><ul><li>Anup Samra Manager -Langley Public Health </li></ul><ul><li>MCFD is acutely aware of the many challenges faced by residents of this community and more specifically, in regard to accessing services. </li></ul><ul><li>Amarjit Sahota – Community Services Manager </li></ul><ul><li>The concept of a hub in Aldergrove is one that makes perfect sense for non-profit organization </li></ul><ul><li>Dorothy McKim - Executive Director Ishtar Transition Housing Society </li></ul><ul><li>The idea of revitalizing the old school as a community center and a place of information and social services has untold benefits for the overall strength and health of the Aldergrove Community </li></ul><ul><li>Betty Anne Batt – Coordinator of family Support and Respite care services - Langley Association for Community living </li></ul>
    11. 11. We Can Imagine the Possibilities <ul><li>Off and on for eleven years we attempted to respond to appeals from community agencies to open a branch office in Aldergrove. We were constantly thwarted by a lack of facilities and inadequate transit services. </li></ul><ul><li>Bart Begalka, - Director Fraser River Counseling </li></ul><ul><li>We sincerely hope that you will listen to those who present the concept to you on May 26th and do all you can to encourage, support and help us put this vision into reality </li></ul><ul><li>Pauline Huth, Administrator – Langley Meals on Wheels </li></ul><ul><li>If the old school could be turned into a community centre I would volunteer to teach knitting. </li></ul><ul><li>Mary Kelly – Aldergrove senior </li></ul><ul><li>If it’s good for Aldergrove, go for it.” </li></ul><ul><li>Doug Bloomfield – Aldergrove Community Enhancement </li></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>Let’s make Aldergrove </li></ul><ul><li>“ A Community That Cares” </li></ul>
    13. 13. Questions <ul><li>? </li></ul>

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