SACRED SPIRIT CENTRE
A major component of the Imagine project involves renovating the old Catholic elementary school next door to Sacred Heart into the "Sacred Spirit Centre." When the renovation is complete, 10,000 square feet will be available as a community space for programs ranging from adult education, art, music, First Nations cultural activities and meeting rooms for recovery programs. Upon completion the old school will have a large meeting area with a kitchen, office space and multi-purpose rooms for activities for everyone in the community.
To make our vision a reality, we will be committed to:
- Initiate an active communication and community outreach strategy
- Train parishioners to take leadership roles in community development and justice
- Participate in collaborative community dialogue tables and raise awareness in the Diocese of poverty issues
- Create a parish-based non-profit organization
- Recruit, train, and support a group of volunteers
- Work with other community organizations to address housing and health issues
- Develop and offer inter-generational family programs
- Coordinate inclusive community building activities that link diverse cultures
- Expand culturally based community building activities in collaboration with First Nations parishioners
- Develop partnerships with community organizations to offer a broad range of family supports; and
- Prepare and implement a sustainability plan, creating an inner city endowment, and applying to faith and non-faith foundations.
OUR BULLETIN SENT TO NEIGHBOURS IN PREPARATION TO SEEK A DEVELOPMENT PERMIT
live justly… love tenderly… walk humbly…