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What Does Poverty in Nelson Look Like? – May 2021

What Does Poverty in Nelson Look Like? – May 2021

Together Nelson has conducted research, resulting in this brief summary of poverty in Nelson. This summary is based on a review of data ranging from 2015 to 2019, with some 2020/2021data. It will likely generate more questions than answers. However, it will hopefully...

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Add your voice to Nelson’s  Community Poverty Reduction Plan

Add your voice to Nelson’s Community Poverty Reduction Plan

POVERTY  Let’s Fix It! 'Together Nelson' is a community-led initiative to reduce poverty in our community. We are looking for input from people who have lived experience of poverty. What is your experience? How can it get better? Affordable Housing Education &...

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Nelson Working Together to Reduce Poverty

Nelson Working Together to Reduce Poverty

Nelson at its Best has convened a community-based initiative, “Together Nelson”, launched last fall to better understand local poverty in order to create a four-year community action plan to reduce poverty in Nelson. This spring, community members across diverse...

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We now have a bi-weekly Co-op Radio show!!

We now have a bi-weekly Co-op Radio show!!

Every second Friday 11:00am - noon, staring Oct. 23 and continuing until the end of March, the ‘Nelson at its Best’ program on Kootenay Co-op Radio (CJLY) will focus on current and emerging social issues. The intention is to have conversation-driven, deep dives around...

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Past Accomplishments, Current Initiatives

Past Accomplishments, Current Initiatives

PAST ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS Conducted a 2012 Community Survey that identified key community concerns around poverty, mental health, housing and employment, which remain priority issues End Poverty Initiative, begun in 2014, has conducted research, public...

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Imagine how YOU might take a leadership role …

Imagine how YOU might take a leadership role …

…in helping to make Nelson a healthy and thriving community. Nelson is a wonderful place to live for many people   …Imagine what it might take to become a healthier and more caring, inclusive, and socially just community, for everyone… INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR...

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Municipal ‘Candi-dating’: One-Year Anniversary Event

Municipal ‘Candi-dating’: One-Year Anniversary Event

How do you think City Council has performed over the last year? What’s important to Council? What’s important to you? All good relationships require open communication around how the relationship is working for both people involved. Our relationship with our elected...

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Nelson’s 2019 Living Wage

Nelson’s 2019 Living Wage

  BC’s childcare investments have major impact on 2019 living wage:  Dramatically lower out-of-pocket childcare costs offset increases in other family expenses   Living wage calculations for communities across BC decreased this year, according to a new...

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Update on the development of Nelson’s Volunteer Hub

Update on the development of Nelson’s Volunteer Hub

The development of the Nelson and Area Volunteer Hub is underway with the completion of a Business Plan and Partner Program. The Hub will not only connect and support Nelson and Area’s significant group of organizations and volunteers, but also be a new community...

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The community Volunteer Hub project ready to launch next phase

The community Volunteer Hub project ready to launch next phase

As of January 16, 2019, we have secured sufficient funds for the Development phase, which involves the development of a Business Plan to attract and secure an umbrella organization, community partners, donors and funders. The very nature of our Hub model is that it...

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Our Big News: We’ve Changed Our Name + Here’s Why…..

Our Big News: We’ve Changed Our Name + Here’s Why…..

It’s official, we’ve changed our name..... SPAN Nelson, Social Planning Action Network Society, (formed and operating in Nelson BC since 2006) is now Nelson at its Best. Why?.... As many people know, Nelson at its Best has been the name of the SPAN Nelson initiated...

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Chair’s Report: 2018 Annual General Meeting

Chair’s Report: 2018 Annual General Meeting

Nelson at its Best Chair, George Chandler, reports on 2018 highlights & provides a great snapshot of our work in the community over the course of the year. You can read the full report here: Snapshot 2018 AGM Report

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What’s a Volunteer Hub?

What’s a Volunteer Hub?

What exactly is a Volunteer Hub? Though diverse in many ways, to meet the needs of communities they serve, Volunteer Hubs share common functions.  They:  Promote volunteering Build capacity of organisations to engage volunteers Facilitate connections between people...

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Will Nelson See a Volunteer Hub in the Near Future?

Will Nelson See a Volunteer Hub in the Near Future?

SPAN is conducting a Feasibility Study to see if we can identify a sustainable model for a Volunteer Hub. For questions about the Study or to get connected with the Community Dialogue or Surveys e.  marjie.lesko@gmail.com Community engagement activities will...

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Ending Poverty in Nelson BC

Ending Poverty in Nelson BC

  *************************** ‘Nelson at its Best’ Ending Poverty Project June 2016 ****************************************************************** Project News, May 2015 “How do we make Nelson the best place it can be?” The “Nelson at its Best” project is...

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Nelson at its Best is a community-based multi-sector initiative aimed at strengthening quality of life & community well-being in Nelson BC.

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