Will Nelson See a Volunteer Hub in the Near Future?

SPAN is conducting a Feasibility Study to see if we can identify a sustainable model for a Volunteer Hub.  Community engagement activities will be conducted  in June and July to encourage public participation and feedback on creating a Volunteer Hub.

Find out more about the Community Dialogues and Surveys here Will Nelson See a Volunteer Hub in the Near Future

Join Us!  Be heard.  Help create a Volunteer Hub in Nelson.

Accessibility for wheelchairs is at the 266 Baker Street location.  Handicapped parking and wheelchair access is at the rear of the building.

For questions about the Study or to get connected with the Community Dialogue or Surveys e.  marjie.lesko@gmail.com


What is a Volunteer Hub?

What exactly is a Volunteer Hub?

Though diverse in many ways, to meet the needs of communities they serve, Volunteer Hubs share common functions.  They:

  1.  Promote volunteering 
  2. Build capacity of organisations to engage volunteers
  3. Facilitate connections between people and organisations with volunteer opportunities
  4. Provide leadership on issues related to volunteering and citizen engagement.

If you’re interested in finding out more about a Hub, you can view the below Fact Sheet that tells you what a Volunteer Hub is and how it can benefit you.

Click on this link Fact Sheet to find out more.

If you’d like to get connected and participate in Community Dialogues or Surveys to help SPAN identify a sustainable Volunteer Hub model for Nelson, contact Marjie Lesko e.  marjie.lesko@gmail.com.

SPAN to host Nelson-Creston MLA All-Candidates Reverse Forum

Share your concerns and solutions on social issues and get informed for the upcoming election! This reverse forum is a format that allows community members to speak to MLA candidates about the issues they care about most.

Reverse All-Candidates forum This is a free community event hosted by SPAN Nelson.

There will be tables of facilitated dialog with the candidates on the following topics:

– Mental health and substance use
– Employment and Sustainable Livelihoods
– Seniors, Community Inclusion, and Transportation
– Children, Youth and Families
– Housing, Homelessness and Income Assistance

Join us and the candidates to bring your voice to the table. Together, we can make things better for the people of BC.

Accessibility info from the Nelson United Church website:
NUC is a wheelchair accessible building. Lots of available parking in the neighbourhood; handicapped parking and access to church office is in the rear of the building.

Find the event on Facebook or Eventbrite.


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