2017 STA Convention
May 5, 2017
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Strengthening Community Resilience in Surreyunusual opportunity - fascinating!

Community resilience is the degree to which a community can respond to and recover from shocks such as earthquakes or the effects of climate change. Community resilience is more than just our individual levels of preparedness; it is about the extent and quality of connections between people and how well members of a community are able to work together during stressful times. This workshop will introduce participants to local projects and community leaders that are actively strengthening neighbourhoods in Surrey. Participants will leave with local examples and connections that they can use to enrich their teaching and engage youth in strengthening community resilience.

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David Dalley

David Dalley is active in a number of grassroots organizations that build social capital and community resilience in Surrey including the Village Surrey Transition Initiative, the Friends of The Grove, and the Surrey Interfaith Council. He believes that communities with high levels of connectedness are not only happier and healthier, but are better able to respond to and recover from shocks such as earthquakes and the affects of climate change. David is a physiotherapist and father of two, and he enjoys the company of creative and courageous people.

Lara Zalinko

Lara Zalinko has been a secondary school teacher in Surrey for 10 years. She also was a research assistant at the K-7 Maple Ridge Environmental School the first year it opened. By integrating student projects based on community resilience, Lara  found that student engagement increased as they explored real-world solutions to present and future problems in their community.

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Seats Available