Community Social Programs and Resources Review
Help shape the future of social programming in your city!
The City has partnered with HelpSeeker and Turner Strategies to conduct a review of Chestermere’s social programming and resources.
We need local service providers and residents to share their ideas and experiences with us so that we can continue to offer programming and support to the most vulnerable members of our community.
The overall goal for this project is to identify the City and the community’s priorities for social programming and use those update the City’s Social Investment Framework. The Framework will guide the allocation and distribution of program funding and allow the City to provide the best quality of programming possible.
How you can help:
Our survey launched on March 2, click the link above to participate!
The survey will take about 15 minutes to complete, and at the end, you have the choice to be entered into the draw to win 1 of 3 $20 Gift Cards to Esso or Petro-Canada (drawn April 3, 2020). The closing date for the survey is March 31, 2020.
Print copies are also available at: Rainbow Falls Medical, LakeMed Clinic, Chestermere Community Health Centre, Reflections Medical Clinic, Oasis Medical Centre, Walk-In Clinic at Walmart East Hills, Chestermere Public Library, Chestermere Whitecappers Association and Chestermere City Hall.
Your responses will remain confidential and only summarized findings will be reported.
We will use the survey to continue to measure the perspectives and priorities of residents, community organizations and service providers and begin to identify the themes for future programs and services.
A final report will be presented in the spring/summer of 2020. Once approved, a new Social Investment Framework will be created to guide program funding starting in 2021.
Two Open Houses were held on February 13 where participants reviewed current social service offerings in Chestermere to better understand these resources, how they are being used by the community, and how they are measured for success.
EVENT POSTPONED: Please note that due to the global coronavirus situation, the three interactive design lab events have been postponed until further notice. Please watch our website for details and updates.
Current City of Chestermere social programs are addressing poverty, providing financial resources, connecting the community and promoting inclusiveness, and providing positive experiences such as events, culture and volunteering. Some specific programs include
About Our Partners
The City of Chestermere has retained the services of HelpSeeker to support this Social Programs and Resource Review on behalf of Community Support Services and the Human Services Advisory Board.
The consulting team will be led by Dr. Alina Turner, who has successfully supported over 100 communities in similar efforts across Canada.
Click here to learn more about the HelpSeeker App
For more details on this project, please connect with Nicole Madamesila, Community Wellness Facilitator at (403) 207-7050 ext. 7040, or firstname.lastname@example.org.