‘Being Mom’: Supporting Mothers Through Motherhood
In partnership with Daybreak Parent Child Centre, Brighter Futures will pilot a weekly support group for mothers struggling with postpartum issues. The group will address mothers’ wellness through a holistic approach; emphasizing one’s body, mind, and spirit.
The Island Harbour 50 Plus Club is partnering with the Town of Heart’s Delight-Islington to develop a community garden. In addition to growing their own vegetables, the club members plan to host family picnics in the garden and information sessions on composting, chemical-free fertilizing, and seed collecting.
The Community Youth Network Placentia and its partner, the Placentia Area Food Bank, will host a series of educational sessions for families interested in food preparation, meal planning, household budgets, food security and sustainability.
Ignite Circus’ Multi-Generational Inclusion Endeavour
This project uses the concept of a “social circus,” whereby circus skills are used to help develop social skills and engage participants who might otherwise be isolated from community. Building on an existing partnership with the Thrive Community Youth Network, and working with a new partner, the Autism Society of NL, the Ignite Circus Social Program will introduce circus skills to two new participant groups: youth living with Autism Spectrum Disorder and older adults living in long-term care homes. All of the groups will come together to create a live performance.
Inter-Generational Community Garden
Partnering with the local United Church Women’s group, the Town of Old Perlican Recreation Committee will build a new community garden. The goal of this project is to promote more social interactions between youth and seniors and for community members to learn traditional gardening skills.
Me & Wee Book Club
This project will allow mothers and women-identified caregivers to bring their children to the St. John’s Women’s Centre for the first time. While attending the book club, participants will be able to access direct help through system navigation and gain awareness of various community programs. Partners are involved by reading selected books and providing information on their services. These partners include: Planned Parenthood – N.L. Sexual Health Centre, Feeding Futures, Multicultural Women’s Organization of N.L., and Parents of Trans and Gender Diverse Kids – N.L.
Port Rexton Outdoor Recreation Space
Several community groups, businesses, and the Town of Port Rexton have come together to form a recreation group interested in creating a multi-use, multi-season recreation pad. Planned use for the area includes outdoor yoga and exercise classes, skating, skateboarding, outdoor movies, mini concerts, and farmers’ markets.
Inspired by feedback from residents, the Town of George’s Brook-Milton is partnering with a local contractor and a landscape design company to re-furbish a derelict ballpark into a community space where a variety of recreational activities can be held. Once the space is usable, activities such as snowshoeing, survival skills, lantern festival, storytelling, and community picnic/lobster boil will be organized to engage residents.