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Social Action: Celebrating National Child Day

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Social Action: Celebrating National Child Day

National Child Day is about celebrating children as active participants in their own lives, as active citizens who can and should meaningfully contribute to decision-making in their community. To celebrate, Strathcona County Child and Youth Coalition held a creative mask design competition as an opportunity for children and youth to express themselves through art, poetry, and creative writing.

Community-builders in COVID-19: Graham Heights and Scot Haven Walking Group

Range Road 232 subdivision residents connection through weekly walking group

Community-builders in COVID-19: Graham Heights and Scot Haven Walking Group

As a recent block party host, Jamie Imeson understands that even when you live close to others, you don't necessarily know each other. With block parties on hold due to the pandemic, Jamie and some neighbourhood friends looked for another way to build connections in their community while maintaining appropriate physical distancing, so last month they began meeting every Wednesday night for a walking group. It's an easy-paced way to socialize, make new friends and build community for people living in the Graham Heights and Scot Haven neighbourhood.

Community-builders in COVID-19: Country Cottage and Silver Birch Place plantings

Connection grants support floral and tree planting for seniors

Community-builders in COVID-19: Country Cottage and Silver Birch Place plantings

Kathy and Carol are both retired from working directly with Linking Generations but are still passionate about connecting with seniors and volunteering in ways to enrich their lives. When they learned about the Strathcona County Connection Grants, each applied for one because thought it would be nice to plant some things outside of Country Cottage and Silver Birch Place that seniors could enjoy looking at from inside and enjoy when they do get a chance to go outside.