Building community to create resilience
What is OakvilleReady?
OakvilleReady has established community hubs to serve as care centres in extreme weather events. These Hubs are located in community-based organizations across Oakville. Currently, nine OakvilleReady community hubs are operating across the Town of Oakville.
'Neighbours helping Neighbours' - is OakvilleReady's call to action.
The goal of OakvilleReady is to engage a diverse community of stakeholders and establish a network of care across Oakville, to increase personal resiliency, expand community capacity, and strengthen residents' understanding around how we can work together to support each other during extreme weather events.
Get Involved: Adopt a Shelf at Kerr Street Mission
Adopt a Shelf is a food program hosted by Kerr Street Mission that mobilizes neighbours and the greater community to take action today, while planning for the future.
The initiative ensures that every individual and family has an opportunity to establish a relationship with their respective hub of care, remain connected, and know exactly where to go to seek support. Learn more here.
Who We Are
OakvilleReady is a collective initiative composed of team members from The Town of Oakville and The Halton Environmental Network.
This also includes local community-based stakeholders, including our OakvilleReady Hub locations: Church of the Incarnation, Forestview, Kerr Street Mission, Knox Presbyterian Church, Maple Grove United, Shaarei-Beth El, St. Cuthbert Anglican Church, St. Paul’s United.
A Community Partnership Propelled By:
Engage residents and diverse local stakeholders to participate in becoming more resilient to our changing climate, join the OakvilleReady working group, or sign on as a participating OakvilleReady Hub location.
Work with existing local networks of community partners, interfaith stakeholders and municipal advisors to choose suitable hub sites. Form working groups at each hub site, where neighbours are engaged to design and develop “action plan” recommendations to serve their most vulnerable members.
Understand the Need
Conduct community-based asset mapping, highlighting vulnerable sectors and potential risks to ensure community needs are met.
Plan, Execute and Empower
Participating Hub location participants will be educated and trained in how to keep themselves and their loved ones safe and respond to the public in emergency situations. When enacted, these hub locations will be in direct communication with emergency personnel at the town in order to provide accurate and timely information to the public.
Please follow @oakvilleready on Twitter for up-to-date information and future engagements with the Oakville Community.
This Program has been generously funded by:
This program is a joint project of:
Mailing address: c/o Halton Environmental Network (HEN)
PO Box 60037 • RPO Hopedale • Oakville, ON L6L 6R4
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