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An initiative of Happy City St. John’s

According to CBC News a local organization Happy City St. John’s holds second annual Neighbourhood Summit aimed to help newcomers to better establish themselves in the province.

This initiative is designed “For those who want to get more involved with their community and build a stronger neighborhood, it’s sometimes difficult to know where to start.

That’s why Happy City St. John’s is hoping their Neighborhood Summit will help to make more welcoming and inclusive neighbourhoods for all.

Jen Crowe, the chair of the not-for-profit group that focuses on civic engagement, says the experience of moving to a new neighbourhood can be daunting for anyone.

“We want to acknowledge that a lot of those constraints and challenges that folks face, are the same no matter where they’re coming from,” Crowe said.

“It’s trying to engage and be a part of what is often a really insular community here in St. John’s.”

The summit, now in its second year, took place at the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing and Homelessness Network in St. John’s and held panel discussions on topics like how to hold neighbourhood events and how to with the city and province to get permits. “

To read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/neighbourhood-summit-welcoming-newcomers-1.5472830

Photo: Stephen Miller/CBC

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