Much of the discussion during the Feb. 21 Tiny Homes Working Circle focused on hosting community conversations in Brantford in a few weeks to generate even more public interest in our tiny homes project as well as getting ready for the March 7 working circle, which will include a consultation with BetterStreet founder Tony D’Amato Stortz, who “wrote the book on building tiny homes.”
During the discussion, it was decided that two community conversations should be hosted during the last week of March to help the group discover more people who would be interested in helping get the tiny-home pilot project off the ground and would be willing to bring their strengths and talents to the table.
Monica Courser says the Project SEARCH initiative at St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre has been benefiting the student interns who are doing placements at the Brantford long-term care home through the program as well as the workplace “champions” who are mentoring them.
A dietary aide at St. Joe’s, Monica says the interns involved with Project SEARCH are learning valuable skills they can use in the workforce, while workplace champions are feeling a sense of pride in helping them take an important step in their career paths.
Esther Haan recalls how one of the students she works with through Project SEARCH was approached at Christmas by his mentor and co-worker in the housekeeping department at St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre with a gift: a brand-new watch.
This was a special gift because the intern had never owned a watch and had told everyone he works with at the Brantford long-term care home that he would never use one.
But since that day, he’s not been seen without the watch he proudly wears.
Community Living Brant is hosting its 35th annual Circle of Friends golf tournament Aug. 18 and early-bird registration is now open for the event which will offer lots of fun while supporting a worthy cause.
This year’s tournament will be held at the Oaks of St. George Golf Club in Paris, Ont., with all proceeds going to help support a variety of Community Living Brant initiatives.
City staff have indicated they see no reason not to give a green light to plans for the construction of two tiny-home prototypes — a one-bed dwelling and a two-bed dwelling — on property secured in Brantford, a signal that the project to bring a tiny-home community to the city has advanced another step.
With this approval in place and land already secured in Brantford, participants of the Feb. 8 Tiny Homes Working Circle are now looking at ways to develop criteria to help determine candidates that would be the best match for the first phase in this tiny-home living initiative.