General Meeting Engagement Questionnaire
Thursday March 12th, 2015 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Central Memorial Recreation Centre
SCA Mission: To enable all residents to fully participate in the community. To actively engage community partners in building relationships in order to enrich the community and the neighbourhood. To encourage, build, and preserve a safe, clean, and attractive neighbourhood that we are all proud to call home
Ralph Meiers, Joanna Millions, Erika Morton, Katherine Dymkowski, Bruce & Linda Matthews, Joachim Brouwer, Dave Michal, Art Dyck, Mike Montreuil, Dawn & Lee McIlmoyle, Alex Balch, Connie Stefanson, Dave Cherkewski, Lyna Saad, Christina B, Ben B, Scott Thorn, Drew Strohschein
Community Engagement – Questionnaire
Q. What does the following statement mean to you “To enable all residents to fully participate in the community”?
A. Expectation of volunteerism
A. ‘Enabling’ does not mean obligation.
A. Communication about things happening in the community
A. Welcoming input from residents
A. Not proactive enough
A. What in ** to maintain is what we want to contribute
Q. Do you believe that our vision is attainable? Vision: Stinson is a diverse and engaged community with a natural, historic, and vibrant character.
A. Yes, just need work on engaged.
A. If we don’t do something proactive to preserve.
A. Not business diverse.
A. Not very engaged or vibrant. ← We want this.
A. The part it is we want to maintain.
A. Yes – Walk about to feature highlights of area
A. Assets we can each contribute, when they can contribute.
A. branding is important, not familiar w/ n’hood
A. Sharing is hard in a positive light. Sharing your vision.
A. Stinson brand embassador
Q. What are some things we can begin to start doing to help us reach our vision of Stinson?
A. See above. (Yes, just need work on engaged.)
A. Residents neet to be encourage to participate in opportunities presented to us by our community partners.
A. Residents take to the streets.
A. More events in the community for residents to do things.
A. Community events and meeting places
A. Ice rink, easter
A. Block party.
A. Encourage participation in events
A. More events
A. See 1st Page – Social events.
A. Cafe or restaurant in neighbourhood
A. Historical walking tour
A. FREE library in park (“give” a book “take” a book)
Q. Are there items which you believe should be stopped? Provide some examples?
A. Traffic! Cars need to learn that the red sign means Stop.
A. Cathedral Highschool Project.
A. Cathedral project.
A. Speeding on Stinson.
Q. What is the greatest challenge we currently face?
A. Money & communication – more open, more time together.
A. Social media presence. But don’t’ forget old school media.
A. Need fresh blood. -communications team, -StinZine
A. Reaching out to community. -flyers, stinzine
A. Communication – How can anyone know what is happening in the community.
A. time together outside the room
A. reaching to community
A. need more communication
A. more access
A. Socials – card parties, bake sales, community BBQ
A. Active Social media social presence
A. Concerts in Park
A. Movie Nights
A. Yard Sales
A. Street Party
Q. What do you think would be the most effective way to engage? Do you believe community engagement is one of the key areas of concentration of our efforts? If not, what should be?
A. Social media, social presence. Yes
A. Neighborhood business cards to hand out.
A. Movie nights in the park?
A. Concerts (in the park?)
A. Soc. Media social presence.
A. goal is to get involved and fill a part of the comm.
A. ** in the noon
A. tying in events in n’hood with city wide events.
A. having a focal point?
A. ***cant read handwriting
A. Welcome Wagon
A. Focal Point. -This facility. -Coffee Ship/Restaurant. -All ages
A. Spread the message
A. Events tied in with other City fan fare:
ex.: Juno’s → satellite concert in community
ex: PAN AM Games → sport event @ Park