Moncton, NB
St. John's, NL
Charlottetown, P.E.I
Halifax, NS

Municipal Strategies Sharing Session

Notes & Ideas

  • Navigators Aid housing issues.-93 people from Community have applied to be on diversity committee citizens reference panel for example retention strategies.

  • Community engagement coordinator reaction- new programming to include other cultures ex: cricket.

  • Tracking newcomer so no one is left out of programming social gatherings “ welcome to the community” workshops neighborhood park parties.

  • Information for all residents from Municipal centers- Health cards, IWMC, drivers licenses, Etc

Questions

  • Diversity / inclusion committee.

  • Town events must reflect diversity

  • Ethnic groups from Community Drive event ideas. Networking agents can result in you entrepreneurs arriving.

  • Welcome Center including ethnic foods- People networking. What about lack of housing?

  • How to know who new residents are? PEIANC can help ( Jonathan is information officer)

Actions

  • Terminology “immigrant” is less inclusive than “new residence”

  • Community Navigator - West Prince - to support all new welcome packages - 2 track Property Owners is easier than Trucking renters.

  • Festival and events coordinator bracket (Three Rivers) package can include calendar of upcoming events.

Take Aways

Communities must have dedicated staff to (full-time?) address inclusion