Here is a look at what R2R BC has been up since the last newsletter! In June, we attended the 4th Annual West Shore Indigenous People’s Day Festival. Our highlights were the drumming and dancing, and the delicious food. It was great seeing Surrounded by Cedars, M’akola and all the other great organizations in our community.
We are piloting the Tenant Orientation Program in partnership with BC Housing- the purpose is to prepare tenants to live in specific housing communities and buildings, understand their tenancy agreements, organization policies, codes of conduct and so on. This orientation compliments the capacity building of RentSmart, while using the power of education to make the move-in process welcoming and personal.
RentSmart staff will be at several conferences this Fall: Homeless Services Association of BC (September), CAEH (November), BC Non Profit Housing Conference (November) and National Housing Conference (November)- hope to see you there!
If you call the office now, you may be lucky enough to talk to Vivek, our new Office Manager. Say hi! Susana, our Director of Education and Training, is settling in and bringing so much to our work. We hope everyone had a wonderful summer.