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United Way Prescott-Russell has in- vested $30,000 in enhancements to 211 Ontario, in order to provide further support to communities facing a crisis. The $30,000 investment comes from funds raised at a community concert in &/#3&'r#3*&'4 LE DOSSIER DU COMPLEXE SPORTIF DE LIMOGES AVANCE La Municipalité de La Nation passera à l’étape suivante dans le dossier du complexe sportif et communautaire de Limoges et ira en déclaration d’intérêts auprès des architectes. Cet exercice a pour but de créer une liste d’architectes spécialisés qui pourront ensuite proposer leur projet lorsque la Municipalité ira de l’avant avec un appel de propositions. Pour ce faire, une liste de critères sera établie. Les points généraux, discutés par le groupe chargé d’identifier les besoins récréatifs et communautaires de la municipalité sont, entre autres, un terrain de soccer de grandeur réglementaire, une surface multidisciplinaire, une piste de marche autour des terrains de jeux ainsi qu’autour du complexe, et à l’extérieur, un coin pour les enfants et un emplace- ment qui permettra de l’expansion dans le futur. – Caroline Prévost

Rockland and through group and individual donations. These donations were in response to the 2017 spring floods in the region. The money will be going towards 211 Ontario, a telephone service that people can call when they are searching for specific local services. The 211 Ontario database contains over 60,000 resources with valuable and up-to- date information regarding programs and services available in communities throughout Ontario. Specialists are available 24/7 every day of the year and services are available in over 150 languages. It provides free and confidential information on community, health, social and government services. “I want people to know that if they are looking for information, they only have to dial 2-1-1,” said Julie Demers, a 211 staff member and Clarence-Rockland resident. “During a disaster, like a flood, 211 staff can confirm callers where to get sandbags or where to volunteer.” 5ISPVHIUIFJSJOWFTUNFOU 6OJUFE8BZ wishes to further enhance these services for when they need to be deployed during times of crisis. This investment will focus on the volunteer component during a community crisis – mobilizing people who need help, people who want to help and people who have something to offer, for example. “This will be a tool that allows the com- munity to organize itself in times of crisis,” TBJE+PEJF%FOTNPSF 6OJUFE8BZ3FHJPOBM Director. Following the 2017 flooding in

Centraide Prescott-Russell a investi 30 000 $ pour l’amélioration d’Ontario 211, un service téléphonique que les gens peuvent consulter lorsqu’ils recherchent des services locaux, afin d’offrir un soutien supplémentaire aux collectivités confrontées à une crise. On reconnaît, ci-dessus, Allen Jensen de la Croix-Rouge, Julie Demers de 211 Ontario, Marie-France Thibert de Centraide Prescott-Russell, Eric Michael Hawks, l’organisateur du concert à Rockland et Jodie Densmore, la directrice régionale de Centraide. —photo fournie

1SFTDPUU3VTTFMM UIF6OJUFE8BZBOE3FE Cross formed a Flood Recovery Commit- tee, which included mayors of the affected NVOJDJQBMJUJFT TUBGGGSPNUIF6OJUFE$PVOUJFT of Prescott-Russell, and key social service organizations, such as Hawkesbury Gen- FSBM)PTQJUBM 7BMPSJT BOE$BOBEJBO.FOUBM Health Association. The committee met regularly to review the ongoing and outstanding needs of those affected by flooding and identified a need for a Volunteer Coordination Strategy and

for the promotion of the 211 service as a means to access disaster services dur- ing a crisis. This new project will support flood-affected residents by easing access to existing services while building community capacity in case of future disasters. Demers, of Ontario 211, has been completing the first phase of the project by talking to all the volunteers and reviewing the spring flood to understand exactly what happened, in order to give recommendations on the best approaches moving forward.

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