Key Messages 2017

Key Messages May 4, 2017

  1. The future planning for LCPC was decided: We will continue as a Lanark oriented, action-based planning committee with the age restriction of 0-18 removed from our children, youth and families description; we will keep reaching out to neighbouring counties, and will encourage our members to share their tri-county work; we will look for joint training opportunities and common presentations with our Leeds-Grenville partners; we will have a formal review in 3 years
  2. A Financial Sustainability (for LCPC) ad-hoc committee has been struck with Donna, Kevin, Tracy, Mike and Jane volunteering
  3. We will advocate for a Poverty-Reduction Strategy presentation/meeting in eastern Ontario
  4. Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression training is coming to Lanark County as a result of discussions starting at LCPC, and will be hosted by Interval House and the Situation Table. Mark your calendar for June 21/June 22.
  5. The information that Jane brought back from the Community Hubs Summit is very useful. Look for your Hub, or create a listing at

Key Messages Apr 6, 2017

  1. Check your organization/program listing on 211 for complete taxonomy, or contact or 613-683-5400 x5508 for assistance
  2. Don’t forget to register for the planning day next Wednesday: (we need to give numbers to caterer on Monday)
  3. Please complete the pre-planning day survey, even if you can’t attend the planning day:
  4. The Vital Signs report will be great – “Go Team, Go”
  5. We need to stay on top of the pupil accommodation review, and will invite Susan Edwards and Donaleen Hawes to a future meeting to discuss Lanark County schools and community partnerships
  6. We have an emerging issue of northern indigenous kids being placed in area group homes without culturally appropriate support services available – the community issues will consider the issue and report back


Key Messages Mar 2, 2017

  1. Planning Forward session, facilitated by Christine Peringer, is scheduled on April 12 from 9-1:00 with location tbd
  2. We will send a letter of thanks to UCDSB Trustees, and offer our support for work on Pupil Accommodation Review in coming year
  3. We want to be part of the Vital Signs Index being developed for Lanark County by Perth Community Foundation
  4. We previewed and the new video produced by Nature4Life endorsing outdoor play, and love the idea of the Map Sacks
  5. The work of the Transit Advisory Committee is timely and important, and we want to have some input via the reps chosen
  6. We will be inviting someone from 211 to come to LCPC to talk about their taxonomy

Key Messages Feb 2, 2017

  1. Funding for the various free after-school programs is threatened
  2. We will be collecting information various programs in Lanark County that help people on lower incomes, and will be reaching out to the Perth Community Foundation who are undertaking a Vitality Indicators project
  3. The Community Asset Mapping will be considering institutional (formal), associational (informal), and personal relationships and assets.  Register and be part of the day on March 1st!
  4. The LCPC delegation to the ARC#4 was really well received, and Kevin and Fraser made a great presentation.  Next dates include the February 15 staff report and recommendations to Board of Trustees; Feb 22 – Board of Trustees meeting; March 2 – delegations to Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees (schools that remain on the list after the staff report ); March 23 – special meeting Board of Trustees to make final decision

Key Messages Jan 5, 2017

  1. The Poverty issue, especially as it relates to Basic Income, is very passionately supported by members of LCPC, and we would really like to see the working group reactivated.
  2. We will send a letter to Accommodation Review Committee re UCDSB school closures and will ask to appear as a delegation at the Jan. 30 public meeting.  Erin, Kara, Fraser, Kevin and Jane will work on the presentation
  3. We have the opportunity to create our own future for the Planning Council and need to take the time, with all partners in attendance, to plan forward.
  4. The Community Issue Working Group has been really busy, working on TRC, school closures, basic income, and anti-racism anti-oppression
  5. Jane and Erin do a lot of work!
  6. If anyone is interested in office/program space in Smiths Falls, others are also looking and would like to explore shared space.  Please contact Kevin Clouthier ( ) if you would like to plan in partnership with others.