Friday, January 10, 2020

Ecotrust Canada and Coast Mountain College to introduce Community of Learning initiative on Saturday

An opportunity for the community to help develop a new program of information sharing and dialogue will be launched this Saturday at the Prince Rupert campus of Coast Mountain College, with Ecotrust Canada and the college introducing their new initiative under the banner of Community of Learning.

The Saturday event in the Multi-purpose room of the Fifth Street campus building takes place from 1 until 4 and will look to generate ideas as to how collectively we can improve the well-being for residents of the region.

It's the first of what is hoped will be a series of such events that will discuss topics related to community development and well being.

Scott Hargrove will be
a guest speaker at
Saturday's event
For the first session of the project the two partners are featuring a special guest, with Scott Hargrove an expert on working with community groups to enhance libraries and services to the public.

Mr. Hargrove's professional background is largely as a librarian and his talk at this public forum will embrace a variety of issues including how technology is shaping our communities and the role of “social infrastructure” in supporting sustainable communities.

Some of his themes for the session will be to share some examples of how communities are improving access to knowledge and education, with a focus on how libraries are transforming communities throughout the province.

Also in attendance will be Chief Alex Campbell from Lax Kw'alaams who will share some of his experiences as a knowledge-bearer and teacher.

The event is free to the general public and will feature snacks and refreshments to go along with the discussion and exchange of ideas.

The program is one of the latest initiatives from the North Coast Innovation Lab, you can find out more about their work in the community from Ecotrust Canada, they are located in the Capitol Mall on Third Avenue West.

For more items of note from around the North Coast see our community events page here.

Further background on events associated with Coast Mountain College can be found from our archive page here.

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