The Greenway-Chaplin Community Center (GCCC) has started a journey to deepen community. We are hoping to develop a community plan that is defined by you (the community). You are invited as a neighbour or business owner or service provider in the Greenway-Chaplin community to bring your thoughts and listen to other ideas for this neighbourhood.
During this session we will talk about the journey and provide space to start the conversation about what do you love about living here? What dreams do you have for your street? Where is your favourite place to walk? Which playground do your kids enjoy most? Everyone is encouraged to attend. Bring your kids. Include your pets!
Greenway-Chaplin Community Conversations
Tuesday June 16 was the first community conversation. This project goal is to develop a community plan to help guide the utilization of Greenway-Chaplin Community Centre. It was exciting to see resident and service providers gather on Zoom and share the strengths and opportunities GCCC has to become more community driven.
Meeting summary from Tuesday June 16
Greenway-Chaplin neighbourhood strengths that were shared from the participants included that it was a safe neighbourhood where people feel comfortable to walk and bike. Great location in the City of Cambridge! Housing options good and new townhouses and apartments are being built in 2020. GCCC as an agency has a high retention rate for staff and participants. Those that connect with GCCC – stay connected!
Opportunities for GCCC to become more community driven include increased promotion to reach individuals who are not familiar with the agency. Increased partnerships with local service providers and businesses to increase awareness and offer opportunities for businesses to connect and contribute. Residents want to explore a different way to see food distribution happening in this neighbourhood as some don’t feel comfortable to ask or to go to the local food bank. Explore a fix it cafe (bring your broken item and have it fixed) or a tool lending library (where residents can donate and then borrow various equipment).
Upcoming community conversations (3rd Tuesday of the month June to December at 4 pm via Zoom).
Register or ask questions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting Schedule – July 21, Aug 18, Sept 15, Oct 20, Nov. 17 and Dec. 15. This project is supported by the Tamarack Institute – Cities Deepening Community Program https://www.tamarackcommunity.ca/citiesdeepeningcommunity