Service providers, residents and literacy advocates came together from January 2009- December 2009, to focus on community literacy. Throughout the planning process, relationship building and community capacity building were emphasised. In addition to working within the community, we were also supported by the Vancouver Literacy Support Committee and the online community of literacy practice developed by Legacies Now.
As a result of over two hundred and twenty people providing feedback and ideas, four goals were identified as priorities for our community. The action plan for the Kits/Westside area includes engaging residents to support literacy work through volunteering, supporting newcomer English as a second language (ESL) literacy and working to sustain literacy work in the community. The action areas work on the strengths and opportunities within our community while addressing community needs.
Senior Mapping Report from March 2009.
Sustaining Seniors Report from February 2009.