It’s been a busy springtime! In the past two months, over 400 Iqalummiut have participated in the community storytelling activity, the four-day Community Exhibit, and the eight Working Groups (click here for more details.) We are so pleased by the wonderful community response. Your warmth, enthusiasm, and genuine interest have been inspiring and heartening. It feels so good to work together in moving towards a better future. :)
Over the summer we are tying together the thoughtful input we’ve received, with the intent of circulating it in the fall as a document called What We Feel. This will be the third document in the set that includes What We Heard – A summary of past voices and What We Have – Our community assets. These three tools will form the basis of the content for our first Sustainable Community Plan. We will continue to seek advice and maintain open dialogue with stakeholders and community residents to create a meaningful sustainability plan for Iqaluit.
To our delight Iqalummiut have requested several follow-up meetings to enhance our understanding of sustainability in our community. We are looking at booking these in the early fall, knowing that many people are away from town in the summertime.
We’re intending to have the first draft of the Sustainable Community Plan available for community review in the late fall.
We wish you a very fine summer, with time out on the land and with your neighbours, friends and family. :)