Upcoming Events Hosted, Partnered with or related to Community & Social Development (CSD)
March 18, 2016 - Submission deadline for Affordable Housing Capital Grant
March 19, 2016 - Project Connect - Save the Date.
June 2016 - Neighbour Day - Save the Date.
(Welcoming & Inclusive Neighbourhoods/BYFD)
Regular CSD Events with opportunities to volunteer:
Held every second year, the main purpose of the Homeless Census is to
determine the extent of homelessness within the City of Lethbridge, by
collecting data through a survey which is compared to the previous
year's census. The census also provides a "snapshot" of how the
community can best meet the needs of homeless persons and persons at
risk of homelessness in Lethbridge.
By receiving a number of volunteers who are members of the general
public and/or part of social service sectors in the city, the census
creates public awareness to the serious issue of homelessness and gives
citizens a chance to participate in a meaningful event in their city.
Project Connect, held twice a year, in the spring and late fall,
provides a one-day opportunity to deliver services to people in our
community. This event is for people living pay cheque to pay cheque,
living on the street, in shelters or surfing between family and friends
because they are unable to find affordable housing.
This program has shown positive results in getting people connected
in the community and into safe, permanent, affordable housing and is a
one-day complimentary event dedicated to ending homelessness in our
community, as a community.
Project Connect is an easy way to give back to your community either
by volunteering for this event or by donating. In just one day - take a
big step towards ending homelessness.
At the Lethbridge Project Connect event people get connected with a variety of local agencies and services including:
- Community Outreach
- Housing Referrals and Placement
- Housing First Agencies
- Employment Services
- Medical Care and Mental Health
- Health Services
- Legal Services
- Government information
- Income support information
- Youth Services
- Immigration Services
- Seniors Services
- Counselling Services
- Clothing and toiletries
- Accounting Services
- Victim/Crisis Services
- Foot care and showers
- And much more.
Bringing Lethbridge Home Website
For information about volunteering with these events, please email CSD@lethbridge.ca or call (403)320-3051.