TOGETHER, WALDEN CAN Community Conference Groups with Delegates Walden-CAN Anderson Farm Museum & Heritage Society/ Organic Community Gardens Beaver Lake Sports & Cultural Club Canadian Diabetes Association Canadian Red Cross CARP- Sudbury Chapter Challenges of Aging Project Copper Cliff Curling Club Ecole St Paul Friends of the Library George Vanier Public School – School Council Greater Sudbury Nurse Practitioners Clinic Jessie Hamilton Public School LDSS School Council Lively Heritage Guild Meadowbrook Retirement Village Naughton Community Centre Naughton Seniors & Pensioners Naughton Woodworkers Older Adult Fitness Group - WLFN Community Centre Penage Rd Community Centre Penage Rd WI Pet Save Pius X Church Rural Research Project, Meals on Wheels Sudbury Simon Lake Community Stewardship Group CGS Social Planning Council St. Christopher Parish Sudbury District Archives Interest Group Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada Trinity United Church Walden COP Program Volunteers Walden Day Care Centre Walden Lions Walden Municipal Non-Profit Housing Board Walden Ringette Association Walden Seniors & Pensioners Inc Walden Seniors Woodworkers Walden Youth For Youth Centre Walden Winter Carnival Warmhearts - Palliative Caregivers Waters Mennonite Church Waters WI Wild at Heart Refuge Centre Whitefish District Lions Whitefish Lake First Nations- Community Centre Youth Community Leaders Project, ICS Canada
Summary of Workshop Evaluation Comments by Delegates at TOGETHER, WALDEN CAN April 24,25 , 2009
Summary of Participants: 164 people participated in our Community ConferencePre-Registered Delegates 91 Conference Committee 14 Facilitators/Speakers 19 Councilor/CGS 4 Walk-In Delegates 44 Total 172 Delegates who didn’t attend 8Total Participants 164Note: • Not everyone attended both days • Not everyone attended Workshops am & pm • Not everyone registered for Name Tags or Delegates’ Kits • Not everyone signed up for Workshops but attended them or changed choices • Not everyone ate our Lunch • Some people came for one workshop & leftCommunity Conference Presentation Evaluation Forms: • Not every Delegate completed the Presentation Evaluation Forms • Only 11 Delegates completed a Form following the Open Forum re: health services • Only one completed Form re: Safety & Security WorkshopResults of 118 completed Evaluation Forms:Summary of Questions requiring only a check mark: strongly agree. Agree, neutral, disagree, strongly disagree• The Workshops were interesting: Every Delegate (except 2 Neutral) Strongly Agreed or Agreed that all the Workshops were interesting • The speaker talked about something I didn’t know already know: The majority of Delegates (except 10 Neutral & 7 Disagreed) Strongly Agreed or Agreed that they learned something new• The Speaker helped me understand more about our community of Walden: The majority of Delegates Strongly Agreed or Agreed (20% were Neutral & .5% Disagreed) that they learned more about Walden Questions with Space for Comments: 1. What information do you need to further your understanding of the topic discussed by the speaker? Some comments were kudos VS questions2. Do you have any suggestions for the Walden C.A.N. as a result of listening to today’s speaker? Numerous suggestions for W-CAN to follow-up on3. What could you do to assist the Walden C.A.N. to accomplish these suggestions? Only a few ideas were listedComments by Delegates9am Open Forum: Status of Health Services…within CGS & Walden1. What information do you need to further your understanding of the topic discussed by the speaker? • If this could be put on the website, I could go over again what they said. It was a lot to take in at one time • Not enough information on Walden FHT Clinic • Not clear on who can access the clinic • Speaker said to be opened early 2010??? Really • Facilitator at microphone could repeat the question from the floor so all can hear what was said • Great this electronic charts for patients • Let us know about electronic charts for patients’ doctors – rating physicians- success rates in surgery; lawsuit • We want the best for Walden! We expect the best ! CAN-Do? • General info was useful. The more knowledge available the better off we’ll be! • Layering of Health Care Services is very costly to community, province, Canada. Taxpayers cannot manage to pay these costs in 2009 or do not get good care • Mail out Print info. • What proportion of FHT will be new physicians to guarantee new patients access to help? • Keep the community & Walden-CAN updated re: status of Walden FHT • Will Telemedicine Network be part of Walden FHT?2. Do you have any suggestions for the Walden C.A.N. as a result of listening to today’s speaker? • Walden needs to have community forum re: this issue • Well done • Work with CGS & Councilor to develop a Marketing Plan for Walden; get local businesses involved • Keep the community informed in Newsletter & on website # 7 Get Fit For Active Living: 23 people signed up1. What information do you need to further your understanding of the topic discussed by the speaker? • Date & Place for Program in Walden • It was a friendly practical demonstration • When is the Program coming to Walden? • Well done! Need more exercise programs to be offered in Walden • Simply more participation2. Do you have any suggestions for the Walden C.A.N. as a result of listening to today’s speaker? • Need a Group in Walden • Very informative. Keep it up. • It would be great if CAN could make use of “ community use of schools’ to promote active programs for all age groups • Explain program for CCAA re: active living & possibility of coming to Walden • Host a Public Meeting about Programs coming to Walden3. What could you do to assist the Walden C.A.N. to accomplish these suggestions? • Approach schools for use of space • Support this activity within our community • We need to continue with addressing fitness (via CAN) in Walden for all age groups and the possibility of a Fitness Centre ( again) # 8 Telemedicine Network: 17 people signed up1. What information do you need to further your understanding of the topic discussed by the speaker? • Are all Family Physicians participating? • Well presented!2. Do you have any suggestions for the Walden C.A.N. as a result of listening to today’s speaker? • Public Information Meeting – Jacques Barbeau • Support Telemedicine3. What could you do to assist the Walden C.A.N. to accomplish these suggestions? • Will help arrange a Public Information Meeting- Jacques Barbeau # 4 New GREEN School for Sudbury West: 25 people signed up1. What information do you need to further your understanding of the topic discussed by the speaker? • Can or will they have an Open House for the Public prior to the Opening? • Will parts of the old schools be recycled? • Will there be space for Day Care services? • Will the Video be posted on Rainbow Board website?2. Do you have any suggestions for the Walden C.A.N. as a result of listening to today’s speaker? • Involve the community in Going Green ie Daycare visits; participate in Green School projects #10 Volunteer Recruitment: 21 people signed up1. What information do you need to further your understanding of the topic discussed by the speaker? • It was wonderful to receive handouts for the topic • More access to information; where to find information • Follow up several suggestions from talk • Resources on ‘How To’ recruit; then follow-up • Information about courses/workshops offered in CGS to help volunteers 2. Do you have any suggestions for the Walden C.A.N. as a result of listening to today’s speaker? • Public recognition of community volunteers • Encourage more volunteer learning days- such as May 23 Volunteer Fair • Have more workshops re: volunteers; too much to cover in one hour # 9 Reclaiming Simon Lake…as a Walden Community Lake: 21 people 1. What information do you need to further your understanding of the topic discussed by the speaker? • Ministry of Environment & health information • None-Lecture complete • What is the next step? • As a consumer, how can I change my lifestyle to help provent similar situations in any body of water? • Well, he’s my Father so I basically know the whole operation2. Do you have any suggestions for the Walden C.A.N. as a result of listening to today’s speaker? • Get the Walden Lions Club to ‘Champion’ Simon Lake • Help promote Simon Lake as a Community Lake3. What could you do to assist the Walden C.A.N. to accomplish these suggestions? • Sign a Petition • Eliminate sources of phosphorus effecting the lake • Presentations on the subject “…protecting our Lakes”; obviously based on Tuesday’s attendance at the arena, there is interest • Advertise activities of Simon Lake #11 Fundraising 101: 19 people signed up1. What information do you need to further your understanding of the topic discussed by the speaker? • This talk gave me an idea of the ‘science’ of fundraising. Lots of good tips were given. • What fundraisers work best in Walden? • List of possible fundraising projects • Great presentation! • The handouts were wonderful-great to take home the information! • Excellent handouts; reinforced material from another course ( Ontario Museum Assoc.) on fundraising • I liked having a print out copy of the computerized notes, for following the talk and future reference and reminders2. Do you have any suggestions for the Walden C.A.N. as a result of listening to today’s speaker? • Have the presentation last only 45 minutes of the hour, leaving 15 minutes for questions & comments # 5 Safety & Security: 13 people signed up * 1 Form completedDo you have any suggestions for the Walden C.A.N. as a result of listening to today’s speaker? • Work with CGS, GSPS & Councilor to have 2 Four-Way signs at 3rd & 6th Ave It would slow down traffic and make access to Main St safer for everyone#3 Aging at Home: 24 signed up1. What information do you need to further your understanding of the topic discussed by the speaker? • Actual services now present • Extremely well done-thorough overview of health services! Better understanding of current system • He helped clarify what LHIN is and what their job is • Thank you so much! Very well done! • More information about Walden services • I would have preferred a ‘case study’ showing the various steps an aged person would experience & the help available in practical terms • History outline was beneficial • Update on funding for Walden Home Care Services • More on aging at home- a case study would have been great • Empowered to seek services individually • All access to further info was provided2. Do you have any suggestions for the Walden C.A.N. as a result of listening to today’s speaker? • Continue this type of information • Possibly a session or community gathering re: Walden senior services and health • Put info or link on website • Need a conference on changing how we look at Prevention- Terry Kett • Promote receiving your info at the public level more • Have extra handouts available if possible • Update public on Walden Community Care Services Program3. What could you do to assist the Walden C.A.N. to accomplish these suggestions? • Will help organize a conference looking at Prevention- Terry Kett • Talk to members about ideas #1 Youth in Action: 17 people signed up1. What information do you need to further your understanding of the topic discussed by the speaker? • Excellent! 2. Do you have any suggestions for the Walden C.A.N. as a result of listening to today’s speaker? • Form a similar association #2 Transportation…within Walden & with CGS: 25 people signed up1. What information do you need to further your understanding of the topic discussed by the speaker? • Need to spend time with Roger & Robert to look over routes & come up with creative solutions- Jacques Barbeau • How are service boundaries determined? • How can we increase public awareness about trans cab Services in Walden? • One page Flyer about Trans Cab Services in Walden2. Do you have any suggestions for the Walden C.A.N. as a result of listening to today’s speaker? • Handi-Transit to Beaver Lake, Worthington, Penage Rd • Consideration for seniors who are visually, physically handicapped( can live at home) and are serviced - their care support person not pay fare? • Examine the possibility of mini bus tp Penage Rd, Worthington for seniors – is it warranted? • Invite someone from another similar city’s Transit Dept. • Trial Run from Lively to South-end and then to downtown • Work with Councilor to have another public forum as follow-up to workshop • Obtain ridership figures from Transit for Walden Routes • Have a Trial Run for a bus via SW By-Pass to 4 corners and Paris St to pass Sudbury Regional Hosp. & arrive at downtown terminal and a reverse run would be needed and should include Naughton to Simon Lake Park • Try Park & Ride locations in Walden: West -Simon Lake Park, East-Mikkola, North-9th Ave and Central- Battistelli’s YIG3. What could you do to assist the Walden C.A.N. to accomplish these suggestions? • Participate in your next discussion meeting- Dorothy Pattison 692-3965
Summary of Community Brainstorming –at Walden-CAN Meeting Nov. 17, 2008
16 Community Groups participated at the meeting. Handouts were distributed of Input provided from Groups unable to attend. All issues, topics are listed (in no particular order) The Top 5 …were identified by the 20 Community Groups. 50+/Seniors:1) Bus Service; daytime service, direct service to 4 corners, 2) Affordable seniors housing 3) Handi Transit 4) Light at crosswalk with walking light near Royal Bank/Meadowbrook 5) ATV trails 6) Bus Shelter at Meadowbrook 7) Smaller buses 8) Better advertising of events and available space to use for events 9) Better access to City Hall to express concerns 10) Organized sports for adults 11) Lack of Cab Service 12) Vandalism by youth 13) Walking Trails dangerous - ATV’s 14) Noise & speeding of Snowmobiles in Naughton Youth:1) Dedicated Youth center and staff with support of a volunteer Board of Directors 2) Childcare issues/infant care (explore possible funding needs) 3) Ice availability/sports center—physical activities centres and use of schools for activities (expand MURC project and bring out to the communities if a large complex is not to be built) 4) Engage young families, new volunteer base – partnership with Walden Day Care to engage their parents 5) Partnership with students and schools that need to fulfill 40 hours of volunteer work 6) Childcare issues with new Green School 7) Grade 7 & 8 lunch break problems 8) Develop non-sport activities 9) Emergency Drop-In Centre for youth with professional counselors available (at night too) 10) Reputation of LDSS – what we want for Walden with regard to our secondary school 11) Should create a Youth Survey for Grade 7 & up 12) Getting parents to coach soccer, ringette- training can be provided 13) Need more family & community events Health & Safety:Health1) We need family doctors now! 2) Emergency Drop-In Centre- for youth/adults/mental health 3) Access to lab work in Walden 4) Doctors: Recruitment Information Package—market to doctors, new businesses, Welcome Wagon, etc. 5) Use of “gyms” for fitness/wellness – fitness programs for all areas. Do the programs really require qualified instructors? 6) Nurse Practitioners Clinic 7) Inform public about health services available for residents of Walden- Canadian Diabetes Assoc., Warmhearts Palliative Caregivers, Alzheimers Society etc 8) Access to Pet Scans in CGS; Cancer Treatment Centre but no Pet ScanSafety1) Bears – policy not working, do we need a garbage schedule? 2) Policing/COP Program 3) Street Lighting 4) Stop light at 6th and Main St. 5) Ambulance cannot find Seniors Centre 6) Lighting at Santala and Niemi Roads poor 7) Hwy RR 24 and Hwy 144 – lighting and signs needed 8) Replacement/improvement of lighting at intersections 9) Roads/culverts 10) Need for more Electronic Signs on HWYs re: traffic accidents/road closures 11) Vandalism & trespassing by youth- problem in Naughton & 160 acre property owned by Creighton Lively Conservation Club 12) Speed of snowmobiles on roads near homesEnvironment:1) Physical appearance of Walden 2) Roads 3) Toxic waste disposal – make available in Walden on a quarterly basis 4) Simon Lake Conservation Area – underused area due to poor water quality and green algae 5) Nuisance bears 6) Develop more non-motorized trails- work with Rainbow Routes 7) Water Quality- need to protect our lakes 8) Get youth involved in local environmental projects 9) Educate the public- share information about Lake Stewardship Groups etcCommunity Development:1) Signage, community identification (possible community bulletin board) 2) Lack of volunteers (recruitment, retention, training) 3) Recreational Trail Plan – follow up (includes non-motorized) 4) User Fees for building/parks (under use of current facilities) 5) Fundraising information for non-profit groups- Grants, Partnerships 6) Decentralize city staff 7) Liability issues hindering programs 8) Explore community use of schools – Ministry/Board policy 9) Leasing agreements for use of facilities 10) Garbage pick up schedule re: Bear problem; Penage Rd. Community Centre 11) Community directory- in print & on-line 12) Communications network – Welcome Wagon; services available in Walden 13) Laughren Constellation City Report follow-up 14) Year-round use of Anderson Farm Museum (community use, winterization of Stable, walking trail, annual events) 15) Improve communication within Walden – not everyone has computers, difficult to get notices in newspapers
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