NEWS + EVENTS

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

  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

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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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

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 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?

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

  *************************** ‘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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Ideas Into Action Report

Ideas Into Action captures the voices of 150 Nelson BC community members who shared over 450 ideas on community strengths, priority social issues and recommended actions. Through the coming year SPAN will utilize this input to help inform collaborative social planning...

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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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