Discussion session coming

The community is asked to bring their ideas, suggestions and comments to the table at a discussion session to be held

The community is asked to bring their ideas, suggestions and comments to the table at a discussion session to be held at the Rimbey Provincial Building.

The Speak. Share. Thrive. Interactive public engagement is being held July 26 from noon to 2 p.m. Free pizza and refreshments will be served.

Leanne Evans, program co-ordinator for Neighborhood Place, said the organization has partnered with Rimbey FCSS to hold the community conversation event.

Judy Stauffer from Rimbey will facilitate the discussion.

“The discussion will allow the public to share their ideas about how communities, business, governments and non-profit organizations work together to meet our needs and aspirations in areas like housing, employment, safety, security and childcare,” said Evans. “It will also help guide discussions about the premier’s commitment to eliminate child poverty and reduce overall poverty in Alberta.”

Evans said such discussions as the one coming up in Rimbey have been ongoing in communities throughout Alberta. Input from the discussions is to be used to provide direction for the framework of Alberta’s social policies and programs.

“It is an opportunity to be heard,” she said. There will be a PowerPoint presentation and people can just come to listen and take away the ideas they will hear.”

To participate in the discussion online visit www.socialpolicy.alberta.ca, type your ideas in the Wiki, take the survey and respond to a blog. The deadline to participate in the discussion is July 31.