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2007-2009

Kingston Community Profile. The Social Planning Council of Kingston and Area is working with the Queen’s School of Urban and Regional Planning as well as Queen’s GIS lab to produce a community profile of Kingston. The Kingston Community Profile will provide a baseline measurement of Kingston’s quality of life – illustrating the health and well being of our community. The profile will aid in the planning and development of all sectors by providing a source for reliable, detailed, understandable and useful community data. The 2009 report will be the first in a series of reports, published every two to five years.

 

2006-2007

Kingston Roundtable on Quality of Life

 

2002-2005

A Room of One’s Own. Brought together people in need of housing and those who could help provide it. It helped to prevent homelessness and extreme poverty, and raised awareness about housing issues.

 

2000-2002

Capacity Building for the Employment Sector. Provided information to the community about local employment-related resources, enhanced communication and collaboration among employment service providers and provide professional development opportunities and other tools useful to staff working in employment services, adult education and training in the greater Kingston region.

 

2001

Report Card on Homelessness in Kingston & a Community Plan to Address Homelessness and Housing Issues. A synopsis on the nature and scope of homelessness and an examination of assets and gaps covering housing and shelter services. Used to prioritize housing and shelter needs.

 

2001

Quality of Life Index. Provided a tool for community development which was used to monitor key indicators of social, health, environment and economic well being in Kingston from 1990 to 1999.

 

1999

Kingston Youth Shelter Project. Planning, coordination and implementation of the shelter and related employment programming.

 

1998

Kingston Issues Case Studies. Researched critical issues impacting all Kingston residents: Elder Abuse, Emergency Shelter for Youth, Social Housing.

 

1996-1997

Priorities Project. Annual report on social and economic trends and issues that relate to social development in the New City of Kingston. Helped service agencies navigate the rapidly changing environment.

 

1997

Restructuring and Downsizing. Experts in diverse disciplines participated in this rich roundtable discussion.

 

1995

Our Vision in Focus: The Human Services Planning Exercise (Frontenac)
Community Capacity Building: The New Reality
Community Tracking Pilot Project
Priorities Project: Planning for Reality

 

1992

Christmas Exchange Food Program

 

1991

Human Services Planning Forum

 

1987

Kingston Women’s Self-Employment Centre

 

1980

New Canadian Services (now Kingston and District Immigrant Services – now located at Kingston Community Health Centres)

 

1979

Children’s Services Committee (later the Interagency Council for Children)

 

1974

Income Tax Service

 

1971

Volunteer Bureau (now Volunteer Kingston)

 

1970

Information and Referral Centre (now Volunteer Kingston)

 

1964

Meals on Wheels

 

1959

Campers Exchange (later the Whig-Standard Camp Fund)