“One of the things we need to learn is that very great change starts from very small conversations, held among people who care.” - Margaret Wheatley
Community members are invited to join the the Jasper Community Team, a group of individuals, agency representatives, business owners and professionals that work together to create the conditions in Jasper where residents of all backgrounds, abilities and orientations can live a fulfilling life in Jasper and freely contribute to the social and economic vibrancy of the community.
How does this work?
The Jasper Community Team comes together each week for a conversation about a specific age group in Jasper. At these Community Conversations, participants share information about social trends and challenges residents are facing.
The group then problem-solves together to come up with innovative, locally-driven solutions to the social challenges that are identified.
Conversations take place on Wednesday from 1-2pm on zoom.
1st Wednesday of the month: Adults
2nd Wednesday of the month: Young Children (0-5 yrs)
3rd Wednesday of the month: School-Age Children (6-17yrs)
4th Wednesday of the month: Seniors
*There are no conversations in July, August and December.
The Jasper Immigration Coalition is also made up of JCT members and this group meets monthly to have a conversation specifically about newcomers and to work together in implementing Jasper's Settlement Strategy.
The Newcomer Network is a conversation space specifically for newcomers, immigrants and refugees. The conversation happens monthly and informs the work of the Jasper Immigration Coalition as well as the Municipality's Community and Family Services department.
How do I take part?
Anyone living in Jasper, or whose agency/business/organization services the community of Jasper, is invited to join the conversation.
To become a member: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WZFSJBR
Questions: Lisa Riddell - email@example.com
Community Lives Here - Speaker Series for JCT Members
Sessions JCT members enjoyed in 2020:
- Trauma Informed Care Training
- Noticing and Preventing Caregiver Burnout
- Managing Screen Time During COVID-19
- Supporting Children with Anxiety
Coming up in 2021:
- Seniors and Resilience during COVID-19
- Thriving Through Change
- Supporting Gender Diverse Youth
- Living Well with Anxiety
Sessions in this series are funded through Alberta Health Services' Stronger Together - Community Capacity Grant
To receive more information, email Lisa Riddell at firstname.lastname@example.org.