Community Conversations

“One of the things we need to learn is that very great change starts from very small conversations, held among people who care.” - Margaret Wheatley

In Jasper, all residents are invited to become members of something called the Jasper Community Team. Members come together each month for a conversation about the community. At these community conversations, members share information about social issues and trends they're noticing. Then, the group problem-solves and provides mutual support in tackling these issues. Participants work together to come up with innovative, locally-driven solutions to social challenges that are identified. Anyone is invited to take part  and members can come and go as their availability allows.

There are four Community Conversations a month, each one focusing on a different age group:
1) Young Children (pre-natal to age 5) and their families
2) School-Age Children and their families
3) Adults
4) Older Adults/Seniors

*Please note, the schedule is subject to changes.
Please click here to verify dates:
2019-2020 Community Conversations Schedule (PDF)

Examples of issues and trends that have been discussed at these community conversations:
- Housing
- Transportation
- Access to medical services
- Loneliness and isolation
- Welcoming newcomers
- Seasonal employment
- Accessibility
- Elder Abuse
- Empathy
- Children wish special needs
- Screen time
- Mental health issues

Please join the conversation!

CAT Invitation