Squeals on Wheels
Community Partner: Fernwood NRG & programs
Team Divercitee -
Members: Tayla Cohen, Anita Dhillon, Suzanne MacLellan, Stewart Story, Marie Christine White
Coach: Al Kemp
Squeals on Wheels was developed as a community initiative to delivered two weeks worth of hot, nutritious prepared meals and milk to young mothers. Several organizations collaborated to create and sustain the infrastructure for this program.
Sponsors & Donors: VIHA, Compass Group of Canada, Dairyland
Homelessness in the Garden City
Community Partner: Victoria Cool Aid Society
Team Dream Team -
Members: Maureen Adams, Marguerite Casey, Kelli McReynolds, Barbara Patterson, Paul Senez, Greg Steves
Coach: Gilda Good
In partnership with Victoria Cool Aid Society, the Dream Team undertook the production of a 16 months calendar and associated outreach activities that were focused on raising awareness of homelessness within the community. Using disposable cameras, homeless individuals took all of the photos used in the calendar. The content in the calendar aims to raise the public’s awareness about what it is like to experience and live with the homeless.
Sponsors & Donors: Victoria Foundation, BC Housing, Coast Capital Savings Credit Union, Ministry of Community, Aboriginal and Women’s Services, WCG International Consultant Ltd., Microcosm Communications, Oasis Landscaping, Lens and Shutter, Red Cross, Wal-Mart, Bayside Printing, Beacon Hill Communications Group
The Sound of Laughter
Community Partner: Victoria Native Friendship Center
Team Horizon -
Members: Kevin Ellis, Jannelle Bailey, Kari Comeau, Sue Koolman, Ken whitehead, Rachelle McElroy
Coach: Nancy Greer
This team created a play area for an existing housing project run by the Victoria Native Friendship Centre. Four existing paved parking stalls were converted into an environmentally sensitive and child-friendly outdoor play area; a place where moms could also enjoy being outdoors while watching their children play.
Unheard Voices: Homeless Families
Community Partner: Burnside Community Association
Team SISU -
Members: Aaron Lamb, Michael Rostad, Danella Parks, Grace Wong-Sneddon, Laura Walsh
Coach: Bill Headen
The outcome of the “Unheard voice” project was a comprehensive and professional “Homeless Families Presentation Package” for the Burnside-Gorge Community Association. Team SISU had both developed the Presentation Package for delivery to the Burnside-Gorge Community Association, and also tested the presentation package to a variety of individual and organizational audiences which honed the effectiveness of the package and also increased awareness of the plight of homeless families.
Learn more about our Community Action Project History, starting with our 2002 graduation class CAPs: