To the St. John’s City Council, Since 2017, the Living in Community St. John’s Steering Committee has been working to bring together our community to discuss the safety concerns of folks with past and current experiences of sex work and sexual exploitation. Much of this work has involved listening to the many concerned residents, sex workers, and organizations whose work supports marginalized groups and share the common goal of ensuring St. John’s is a safe, and welcoming, place for all to live and work.
JEN CROWE ELECTED AS NEW CHAIR OF HAPPY CITY ST. JOHN’S
St. John’s, NL, November 4, 2019: Happy City St. John’s, a non-profit organization that informs, encourages, and facilitates civic dialogue in St. John’s, is pleased to announce that Jen Crowe has been elected as the new chair of the Board of Directors.
Happy City St. John’s is hosting it’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday, October 10th from 7-8:30 pm at the Lantern (35 Barnes Road). Join us for an evening of refreshments and to hear about our year in civic engagement!
Throughout the month of August, Happy City will be hosting 5 neighbourhood-level forums. The purpose of these forums is to foster a creative dialogue around how we can better engage new residents coming from outside of St John’s. The sessions will consist of a short presentation on current opportunities for newcomers, and proceed to breakout sessions to discuss key questions. The sessions will be held on the following dates from 6-9pm:
Aug 5 – Shea Heights Community Centre Multipurpose Room (Shea Heights) Aug 12 – Rabbittown Community Centre (Rabbittown) Aug 14 – Sobey’s Kelsey Dr. (Kenmount Terrace) Aug 19 – The Rocket Room (Downtown) Aug 22 – The Lantern Cafeteria (Georgestown)
All are welcome, whether you’re brand new to St John’s, or have lived here for years!
Happy City is pleased to present a synopsis of the presentation made by Elizabeth-Anne Malischewski at the Neighbourhood Summit from September 2018. The full web version is presented below.
Neighbourhood associations (NAs) are the building blocks of community. They bring neighbours together, foster trust, and allow residents to tackle civic issues important to them. They allow for easier communication with elected officials, and the power of numbers gives the requests of NAs more weight in municipal decision making. Sounds great, but how do you even begin?