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Community Advisory Group on Social Issues

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Community Advisory Group on Social Issues

The Community Advisory Group (CAGSI) consists of up to 12 community members from across all the programs of West Neighbourhood House who have been identified as leaders in their community. A West Neighbourhood House Board member acts as a liason between the Group and the Board of Directors

Their purpose is:

1) to build on, increase and sustain the capacity of low-income, more marginalized communities to contribute to broader public dialogue and advocacy aimed at increasing income security and social inclusion;
2) to build on, increase and sustain the capacity of low-income, more marginalized community members to represent their diversity of life experiences in and through civic engagement;

CAGSI :

– help inform which community issues West Neighbourhood House works on, (e.g. affordable housing)

– help develop the positions and advocacy strategies West Neighbourhood House would take with governments and other agencies and coalitions we work with, ( e.g. universal child care program)

– help West Neighbourhood House get feedback and engage other community members in establishing positions, strategies and advocating for change, (e.g. help organize and facilitate Town Hall meetings)

– help West Neighbourhood House educate the public on the positions and reform ideas that have been developed . ( e.g. talk with media, speak with politicians/bureaucrats, participate in sector campaigns and projects)<