This is an advisory committee of the City Council of Revelstoke. It is comprised of community social sector professionals, business representatives, community members and a City Council rep. Check out our “Infographic” to see how it all connects! See here for new social priorities.
While there are many opportunities in Revelstoke, affordability issues are impacting an increasing number of residents. To tackle this complex challenge, in 2019 we launched a Collective Impact initiative, building on Revelstoke’s strong history of collaboration. Want to get involved? Sign up to receive email updates or join one of our action teams! What did we talk about? Read the report.
In 2012, we produced the Revelstoke Poverty Reduction Strategy – a detailed analysis of the true cost of living in Revelstoke, how poverty impacts the local economy, and what we could do about it. In September 2013, we produced an Action Plan and a local Poverty Reduction Working Group was struck. For the past number of years, implementation of the strategy has been a top priority. Check out our project summary (to Feb 2020).
In June 2019, the working group voted unanimously to spearhead and transition to ‘Vibrant Revelstoke – Affordability for All’ – a Collective Impact Initiative that will expand and deepen the work (see above).
Past working group projects included:
In the spring of 2014, Revelstoke City Council endorsed the national Poverty Reduction Charter. 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.
Our Financial Literacy project developed many resources – check out our website!
In order to keep tabs on the local cost of living, we’ve been calculating Revelstoke’s ‘living wage’ for years. A UBCO Research Project completed in 2016 gave us an Analysis of a Living Wage for Revelstoke BC: Economic Impact Assessment Report. In 2019, we updated our calculations to $18.90/hr.
Revy Vibes video showcases what makes Revelstoke a ‘vibrant community’.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. or check out the Stoke Youth Network on Facebook.
The Revelstoke Child & Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Local Action Team works together to support children, youth & families. Contact our Project Lead at email@example.com for more information. Check out what we have accomplished so far!
Click here for The Revelstoke Youth Action Plan Update (February 2014).
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 results. 2013 results. 2017 results. Check out the comparative Youth Drug Survey Infographics: Alcohol. Tobacco. Marijuana. Risk. New this year – Vaping.
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.
Annual Welcome Week – Connecting Newcomers & the Community takes place in early winter each year. November 23 to 30 2019 Activity Schedule.
Revelstoke Settlement Services – a free service to assist new immigrants to meet their settlement needs. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-837-4235 ext. 6502. Located at Okanagan College, 1401 First Street West.
Check out revelstokelife.ca – Revelstoke’s new online health and social services directory. Download the Revelstoke Newcomers Guide 2016. Continue reading for Diversity Newsletters! Continue Reading →
Do you want to volunteer or need volunteers? Check out the Volunteer Bulletin Board at the Community Centre or go to http://communityfuturesrevelstoke.com/volunteer-postings/ Do you know an outstanding volunteer? Nominations for the Spirit of Revelstoke Award are open. Click here to submit a nomination form.