A Message from Binu Sebastian, Dover's Community Social Worker
Written by Binu Sebastian, Dover Community Social Worker
Published on May 18, 2018
I have been your Community Social Worker for about three years now, and I thought it would be a good practice for me to reach out to you periodically with updates from my side in regards to my work in the community of Dover.
I am hoping that this will help in creating a platform for us to communicate each other and to get your recommendations, suggestions and feedback to my work. As you know, you can always reach me at 403-510-3045 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neighbourhood Adventures: Neighbourhood Adventures is a summer camp for kids run by The City of Calgary in the month of August. Like last year, I have requested the support from schools to refer children to this camp - and there are still spaces available! Please get in touch with me if you would like to have more details about the camp to see if your child could get registered.
Meeting with School Principals in Dover: I have called for a meeting of a few principals from Dover. I am hoping that a meeting of this sort will help us explore the ways of supporting many families and children in our community. I will keep you posted with updates.
Positive Parenting Support Group: Last year, in our service providers meeting from the Greater Forest Lawn area, it was shared that we need to do more work more to support the parents in our communities at Greater Forest Lawn. We have taken that forward in partnership with Action Dignity ( formerly Ethno Cultural Council of Calgary), Sunrise Link Resource Centre and Boys and Girls Club. We have held many workshops and meetings with parents at Boys and Girls Club at Penbrooke Club - thanks to Action Dignity, Penbrooke Club and Sunrise Link for all the great work. We are currently planning as to how we can enhance the participation of more parents in this initiative. Please feel free to share any suggestions that you may have.
Neighbour Day is coming up!: June 16th we celebrate Neighbor Day in Calgary. If you have any idea to celebrate this day, please let me know. We could explore the ways to work together! It will be a great opportunity to celebrate the spirit of neighborhood in our communities.
Truth and Reconciliation: The City of Calgary is intentional in incorporating the elements of Truth and Reconciliation in our work in the communities. Therefore, I am always looking for the opportunity to connect any initiative, idea to take this forward. Please let me know if you think of any ways to augment our work in this area.
Planning for Summer: We are currently planning to have a summer engagement plan to connect with many residents in our community who are far away from resources and other community supports. I will keep you updated, meanwhile please share any ideas that you may have to engage with as many residents as possible.
Here is a hoping that you will have a great long weekend!
Community Social Worker
The City of Calgary