2015 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Board of Directors of the Nelson Social Planning Action Network (SPAN) Society invites you to join them at the

2015 Annual General Meeting.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2016

9:30 a.m.

at the offices of Nelson CARES Society, 521 Vernon Street, Nelson, BC 

Affordable Housing in Nelson

House Made out of $20 Bills“An affordable and safe place to live is a basic human right. Food, water, shelter; the three basics.  I think it’s quite shameful that in a country as rich as Canada that there are people who don’t have decent housing that they can afford.” -Donna Macdonald, City Councillor

SPAN sat down with City Councillor Donna Macdonald to talk about affordable housing in Nelson.  Affordable housing was another top social issue identified in the “Ideas into Actions” survey.

Click on this link:  Affordable Housing and find out what Donna had to share with SPAN.

Join in on the conversation by sharing your thoughts and comments with us here or on Facebook.com/spannelson 

Poverty in Nelson

“I think people assume if someone has a job, people assume they are not poor and that’s not true at all.” Andy Leathwood, SD8 Director of Innovative Learning Services

Empty WalletSPAN sat down with Andy Leathwood to talk about the poverty he has seen in his 35 years working in the school system. Poverty was another top social issue identified in the “Ideas into Actions” survey.

Click on this link: Poverty Interview  and find out what Andy had to share with SPAN.

Join in on the conversation by sharing your thoughts and comments with us here or on Facebook.com/spannelson 

Dealing with Mental Health Issues and Car 87

“Mental Health is the most pressing and emergent problems in North America, certainly in Canada today.” – Chief Wayne Holland

Police CarMental health was one of the top social issues identified by the community in the  Ideas into Action survey.  SPAN sat down and had a conversation with members of the Nelson Police Department to talk about dealing with mental health issues and their efforts to introduce Car 87 here in Nelson.

Click on this link: SPAN’s Interview with Nelson Police Department to read the conversation and learn what Chief Holland, Sergeant Dino Falcone and Inspector Paul Burkart had to say.

Join in on the conversation by sharing your thoughts and comments with us here or on facebook.com/spannelson.

 

SPAN Membership Drive

SPAN is going to be at the Nelson Public Library this Friday from 10-12pm and Saturday from 11-2pm. Come out and see us to learn more about what SPAN is and to become a member.  Click on the poster for the full details.

SPAN Membership Drive Poster

SPAN Membership Drive Poster