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Learn more about the Health and Wellbeing Services and the Alternative Approvals Process
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM) (PDT)
Proposed new Health and Wellbeing Service for Gabriola As you know, we’re heading towards an Alternative Approval Process this fall to gauge community support for a new Health and Wellbeing Service on Gabriola. Over the next two weeks there will numerous opportunities for the public to learn more about this potential new service. There’s also a QR code in an ad in this week’s Sounder (Sept 13th) with a link to more information.
Saturday Sept 16: there will be a pop-up booth at the Gabriola Market 10 am-2 pm
Sunday Sept 17: there will be a pop-up booth at the Gabriola Fall Fair 10 am-2 pm
Monday Sept 18: there will be drop-in office hours at the Gabriola Agi Hall between 12:15-4:15 pm
Tuesday Sept 19: there will be drop-in office hours at the Gabriola Arts Council Hall from 10 am-2 pm.
Monday Sept 25: There will be 2 virtual engagement sessions – one between 6-7 pm, and one between 7:15-8:15 pm To register for these on-line events please link September 25, 2023 – 6-7pm -
September 25, 2023 7:15-8:15pm -
The Gabriola Health and Wellbeing Collaborative is a group comprised of representatives from over 50 organizations working to support the health and wellbeing of our communities. From emergency responders and health providers to recreation, arts, business, and environmental sustainability groups these groups meet monthly to inform and coordinate activities. The coordination of the services for Gabriolans done through the Collaborative are done on a voluntary basis and most of the collaborative is composed of volunteer Boards. What I’ve heard clearly over the last two years is that these groups feel they need support to avoid volunteer burnout, to facilitate collaboration, and to support their continued service to the community. Based on this request, a feasibility study was conducted by Urban Matters.
You can find the report here: https://www.rdn.bc.ca/electoral-area-b
The report reviewed the needs expressed by the Collaborative members in the context of supporting them to continue serving the community. The report examined options ranging from status quo up to a full-time coordinator position. The recommendation was to establish the service as a part-time position as a pilot to determine how it can serve the community. Based on the results of the pilot, the service could grow over time. To give an indication of how implementing a part-time position might affect taxes, based on 2023 assessments adding this part-time service to the community would add approximately $3 per $100,000 of assessed value to property taxes.
Please feel free to contact Vanessa Craig with any questions at email@example.com or 250-741-4589
476 South Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X0 Canada