The City of Grande Prairie is inviting residents to join in on some upcoming community sessions to help shape the community response to safety and wellbeing in Grande Prairie.
In partnership with community stakeholders, the City is leading an Integrated Coordinated Access (ICA) initiative with the goal of making it easier for people to navigate social services, increase knowledge about where and how to access help when they need it, and to increase the efficiency of service delivery in Grande Prairie.
The initiative involves a major public engagement component including a series of community consultations taking place on January 8 and 9.
The consultations are an opportunity for people to come together and provide their input on a variety of areas of expertise. Details for the labs are as follows:
|January 8||1:00- 3:00 p.m.||Muskoseepi Park Pavilion (102 St. and 102 Ave.)||Service Providers: Attend this consultation if you are in social work, teaching, nursing/ medicine, policing/ enforcement, ministry, service volunteering, etc. and you work with people with complex needs.|
6:00- 8:00 p.m.
|HearthStone Manor (9206 99 St.)||Service Providers: Attend this consultation if you are in social work, teaching, nursing/ medicine, policing/ enforcement, ministry, service volunteering, etc. and you work with people with complex needs.|
|January 8||6:00- 8:00 p.m.||Teresa Sargent Hall (9839 103 Ave.)||End Users: Attend this consultation if you have tried to get help and navigate services for yourself or someone close to you in Grande Prairie. You might experience or sees others you care about experience a low or moderate level of service needs.|
|January 9||2:00- 4:00 p.m.||Muskoseepi Park Pavilion (102 St. and 102 Ave.)||Indigenous Supports and End Users: Attend this consultation if you identify as an Indigenous person, elder, healer, support provider, etc. and experience or provide any level of support needs.|
The consultations are open to everyone in the community and no registration is required.
For more information on the project, visit Cityofgp.com/ICA or call 780-538-0380 for more details.
About Integrated Coordinated Access
Integrated Coordinated Access (ICA) is a process that ties together hundreds of independent programs, organizations, and services in Grande Prairie into a coordinated system to serve the community more efficiently. Over 100 communities have undertaken similar efforts, including Calgary, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge and Abbotsford.
The Integrated Coordinated Access Initiative is funded by the Government of Canada’s Reaching Home Strategy and the Province of Alberta’s Family and Community Support Services (FCSS).