Building on community
to create resilience.
OakvilleReady has successfully hosted a Contactless Food Drive to end the summer!
If you would like to find out more about our initiative and how it went click here!
OakvilleReady was supposed to support community in times of weather challenges, however in the current circumstances, there has been a new call to action, to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. OakvilleReady is working with our partners to create a Virtual Community.
Be sure to keep in touch with family, friends & neighbours by phone, email or via social media. If you are feeling lonely let us know via OakvilleReady & we will be sure to check in on you by email or phone
What is Oakville Ready?
The OakvilleReady pilot project, as funded by the Oakville Community Foundation, established neighbourhood extreme weather resiliency hubs. These Hubs are located in Faith Based Organizations, whom act as engagement and care anchors. Neighbours helping Neighbours is the call to action for the OakvilleReady program.
The goal of OakvilleReady was to create an Oakville resiliency hub network that engages diverse community stakeholders to increase their personal resiliency, community capacity, and understanding around how we can work together to support each other during extreme weather events. We are pleased to report our goal was achieved and we have 7 OakvilleReady hubs launched in the community of Oakville.
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 tokeep their loved ones safe and respond to the public in emergency situations. When enacted these hub locations will be in direct communication with emergency personal at the town in order to provide accurate and timely information to the public.
This project is generously funded by the Oakville Community Foundation
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