• Revelstoke Community Social Development
Apr 132013

Revelstoke Community Social Development Committee

This is a committee of the City Council of Revelstoke. It is comprised of community social sector professionals, business representatives, community members and a City Council rep. We’ve been busy! Click here for a complete list of Social Development Committee activities and projects (2008 – present). Click here for the Revelstoke Development News. Or check out our “Infographic” to see how it all connects! See here for new social priorities.

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Apr 132013

Poverty Reduction

Click here to dowload the Revelstoke Poverty Reduction Strategy.  Find out about the true cost of living in Revelstoke, how poverty impacts the local economy, and what we can do about it.

Implementation of the strategy is a top priority.  As of September 2013, a local Poverty Reduction working Group has been struck.  Click here to view the top priorities and action plan. Check out what we have done so far.

In the fall of 2014, the Revelstoke Times Review published a series of articles on poverty reduction, each linked to a community goal in our strategy. Read them here:

Sharing Information     Access to Resources    Income Security     Life Long Learning    Early Childhood Development     Low Cost Transportation    Food Security               Affordable Housing      Social Inclusion

Click here to read about the latest Living Wage update for Revelstoke & Area.

City of Revelstoke endorses national Poverty Reduction Charter.

Revy Vibes video showcases what makes Revelstoke a ‘vibrant community’.

Apr 132013

Youth

The Revelstoke Youth Advisory Committee is a Committee of City Council and oversee the work plan of Revelstoke’s Youth Liaison. Interested in supporting youth?   Contact  info@stokeyouthnetwork.ca. or check out www.stokeyouthnetwork.ca

Click here for The Revelstoke Youth Action Plan Update (February 2014).

Click here for The Revelstoke Survival Guide – A guide for Youth and Young People (2012).

The Revelstoke Youth Drug Survey covers a wide range of topics from personal substance use to how much RSS students know or have experienced about harms related to drugs and alcohol. Click here to read the final report. 2009 results2013 results.

Apr 132013

Age-Friendly

In May 2012, the BC Ministry of Health released a video highlighting elements of an age-friendly community based on actions taken in six communities:  Lumby, Revelstoke, Saanich, Sechelt, Abbotsford, Richmond, Vancouver and the North Shore.  Click here to watch the video.

Click here to view Revelstoke’s Age-Friendly Community Action Summary.

Apr 132013

Newcomers

Annual Welcome Week – Connecting Newcomers & the Community takes place in early winter each year.

Revelstoke Settlement Services – a free service to assist new immigrants to meet their settlement needs. Contact jpratt@okanagan.bc.ca or call 250-837-4235 ext. 6502. Located at Okanagan College, 1401 First Street West.

Check out www.welcometorevelstoke.org – online resources and information. Download the Revelstoke Newcomers Guide 2016. Continue reading for Diversity Newsletters! Continue Reading →