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Social Inclusion Summit

September 20, 2016

Social Inclusion Summit
Progress Update

MONCTON – Since the adoption of the City of Moncton’s Social Inclusion Plan: Quality of Life for All Monctonians in April of this year, much progress has been made which was presented today at the second annual Social Inclusion Summit. Many gathered at the Moncton Lions Community Centre to learn about the accomplishments made over the last few months and what actions will be taken next. 

“Thanks to the many community and stakeholder partnerships, we were able to deliver on many of the actions identified in the plan,” said Kayla BreeLove Carter, Social Inclusion Officer with the City of Moncton. “Collaboration among community groups, governments and individuals is vital to the success of the plan and to reach our goal to give every resident in Moncton a great quality of life.” 

The plan and progress report can be found online at moncton.ca. Some of the progress highlights include: 

City-Wide School Student Nutrition Need Assessment, in partnership with Green Eye Cooperative, Anglophone District and Francophone District community agents.
Supported five school based nutrition programs
Scouts Canada planted over 50 fruit trees and 70 fruit bearing bushes throughout the city.
Tap Water is My Water Campaign, in partnership with Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance, Town of Riverview, City of Dieppe, Veolia and DMCI.
Installation of a winterized water filling station.
Downtown Ambassador Program, in partnership with DMCI and Reconnect
Community Transit Pass Program, in partnership with Codiac Transpo, Community Agencies, City of Dieppe and Town of Riverview.
Community Food Centre Community Garden Project in partnership with Food Depot Alimentaire and Garden Cities Project.
Housing Supply, Demand and Needs Assessment in partnership with various housing providers, non-profit, government, and academic.
Progress of the five-year social inclusion plan will be made every year during the summit. Anyone looking to get involved is encouraged to reach out and may email inclusion@moncton.ca for more information. 

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Media Contact:

Kelly Jones
Communications, City of Moncton