Love My Neighbourhood - Community Connectors

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Love My Neighbourhood is an initiative to encourage neighbours to stay active, connected and supportive of each other in their own neighbourhood.

The goal of the program is to increase residents’ sense of belonging and attachment to their community. It is a support system to the community by inspiring how to help and support from neighbour to neighbour.

The absence of physical contact and human connection can take a psychological toll during COVID-19 isolation. However, people are resilient and have found creative and innovative ways to support each other while practicing distancing solidarity. By building relationships and getting to know their neighbours, residents are encouraged to collaborate and implement changes or make new opportunities happen at a neighbourhood level, especially during this isolation period.

So, whether it’s offering to pick up groceries for someone in need, calling your neighbour or writing to let your friends know of your wellbeing, all kinds of gesture no matter how small are encouraged. Stay strong, active and neighbourly!

Love My Neighbourhood is an initiative to encourage neighbours to stay active, connected and supportive of each other in their own neighbourhood.

The goal of the program is to increase residents’ sense of belonging and attachment to their community. It is a support system to the community by inspiring how to help and support from neighbour to neighbour.

The absence of physical contact and human connection can take a psychological toll during COVID-19 isolation. However, people are resilient and have found creative and innovative ways to support each other while practicing distancing solidarity. By building relationships and getting to know their neighbours, residents are encouraged to collaborate and implement changes or make new opportunities happen at a neighbourhood level, especially during this isolation period.

So, whether it’s offering to pick up groceries for someone in need, calling your neighbour or writing to let your friends know of your wellbeing, all kinds of gesture no matter how small are encouraged. Stay strong, active and neighbourly!

  • Story Walk

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    30 Oct 2020

    Imagine finding a page of a storybook, reading it, and wanting to know what happens next?

    Introducing Story Walk, a great way to read page by page of a story on a trail or on a nature path in a park. As you stroll on the nature path, you will be directed onto the next page in the story until you have read an entire book! It’s also a great way to enjoy the outdoors with your family.

    Story Walk is available at Central Park, north of the library, west of Central Arena, around Central Park Field 4 (F4).

    Story Walk will be available Nov. 1 to Nov. 30, 2020.

  • Active Transportation Challenge

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    05 Oct 2020

    The Neighbourhood Development team is excited to host an Active Transportation Challenge to promote and encourage residents to find ways to get active in and around their neighbourhood.

    The Walk and Roll Challenge opens on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020 and closes on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Winners will be announced on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 on social media and website.

    What is Active Transportation?

    Active transportation is using your own power to get from one place to another such as walking, biking, skateboarding and rollerblading.

    Learn more: www.burlington.ca/walkandroll

  • Fall 2020 Update

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    29 Sep 2020

    Play Equipment Lending Library is fully booked until mid-October. We will be pausing the program and relaunching with winter theme play equipment. Stay tuned for details.

    For more information on the Play Equipment Lending Library program and what is offered, visit burlington.ca/playlending or email communityconnects@burlington.ca

    Also, thank you to everyone who completed the Love My Park survey. We appreciate your feedback! The survey is now closed.

  • Love My Park Survey

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    11 Aug 2020

    The City of Burlington would like to know what you value most about our parks and what you think could be improved. The results of this survey will help in our long-term planning and renewal of our parks.

    The survey will be available from Aug. 11 to Sept. 25, 2020.

    The survey can be found here.

    If you have any questions about the survey, email lovemyplayground@burlington.ca.

  • Play Equipment Lending Library

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    15 Jul 2020

    The next time your kid says they’re bored, visit burlington.ca/playlending to view and book a wide variety of sports and play equipment that are free to borrow from Brant Hills Community Centre. Equipment is borrowed for a one-week period from Tuesday to Monday.

    Equipment booking can only be done online at burlington.ca/playlending with pick-up and drop-off at the east entrance of the Brant Hills Community Centre.

    Some of the equipment available to borrow includes hockey sticks, croquet set, cornhole, bocce, tennis rackets, ladder toss and much more. The full list is available on burlington.ca/playlending.

    All equipment and bags will be thoroughly sanitized between uses to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

    For more information on the Play Equipment Lending program and what is offered, visit burlington.ca/playlending or email communityconnects@burlington.ca

  • Community Support Fund

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    15 Jul 2020

    As part of the City of Burlington’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City is launching the Community Support Fund. This umbrella program will combine existing funding programs to provide financial support to residents and community groups who want to enrich and connect their communities through sport, recreation, art and cultural experiences during COVID-19.

    The Community Support Fund temporarily brings together: Love My Neighbourhood, the Community Development Fund, The Neighbourhood Matching Fund and the Burlington Arts and Culture Fund. The combined fund will simplify the funding process and make it easier for Burlington residents and community groups to access financial supports and enhance their community’s wellbeing.

    The Community Support Fund will help fund a variety of virtual or limited in-person events, programs and projects in Burlington neighbourhoods and communities up to a maximum value of $5,000 per application. It is a one-time annual funding program designed to recognize the importance of community during these challenging times. By providing access to funding, the City is looking for innovative ideas to connect and enhance our community.

    Eligibility

    The Community Support Fund is available to Burlington based:

    • Informal, unofficial or formal community-based organizations, not-for-profit, grassroots groups, schools and faith organizations
    • Individual persons, artists or community champions.

    Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and evaluated monthly by City staff. Proposed projects must:

    • Comply with public health and safety measures and any provincial orders
    • Demonstrate the goals and outcomes expected from the project
    • Explain how the project will benefit the community
    • Demonstrate how the funds will be used
    • Show how the project aligns with the goal and objectives of the Community Support Fund.

    For more information, and to apply for the Community Support Fund, visit burlington.ca/funding.

  • Community Connector Cards

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    15 Jul 2020

    The City has created templates for community connector cards. Feel free to use these as you interact with your neighbours or offer support. Templates are found in the document library.

    Examples for use of the cards:

    Hello Neighbour - New to the neighbourhood or wanting to meet? Introduce yourself and drop in the Hello Neighbour card in their mailbox. Don't forget to include your email or phone number so they can connect back with you.

    Calling Card - Leave a calling card for your neighbour who might need your support. Offer to help with groceries, mowing the grass or other errands.

    Here is an article to help provide ideas on how to connect and be a good neighbour.

  • Information Resources

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    06 Jul 2020

    Get all the information you need in one place!

    With all these changes happening, it is hard to stay on track. Information is power, and we want to ensure that you are informed with all the latest information. Check out the most recent updates from your Mayor, Councilors, the City of Burlington and Province of Ontario. Let us know what else you want to be kept up to date on.

    City of Burlington Updates

    Provincial Updates


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