Proposal Title

SESSION 3.3: Filling the Gap? Analyzing Social Need in the Nanaimo Community

Presentation Type

Individual paper

Location

IB 1020

Start Date

3-5-2019 10:45 AM

End Date

3-5-2019 12:15 PM

Disciplines

Other Social and Behavioral Sciences

Abstract

Nanaimo, B.C. is a port city in proximity to Vancouver and it is home to many organizations and groups working to support those in need within the community. For example, Haven House, John Howard Society, Loaves and Fishes, and Tillicum Lelum offer services covering issues from homelessness and hunger to job skills and youth drop-in centres. Many of these organizations receive support from service clubs such as Zonta Club, the Lions Club of Nanaimo, and Knights of Columbus. This research project proposes to look at the services offered in Nanaimo and compare them to the needs of the community. It is a needs-based gap analysis and we will be presenting the results. The project uses qualitative research methods, and our results will include subjective data gathered from executives, managers, and spokespeople of non-profit organizations that benefit from service clubs. These community organizations will include those involved with hunger, housing, education, women’s empowerment, and families. The presentation will focus on the social needs in the Nanaimo community, as identified through community organizations, and how they are being met.

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This project is being conducted by an interdisciplinary group of students.

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May 3rd, 10:45 AM May 3rd, 12:15 PM

SESSION 3.3: Filling the Gap? Analyzing Social Need in the Nanaimo Community

IB 1020

Nanaimo, B.C. is a port city in proximity to Vancouver and it is home to many organizations and groups working to support those in need within the community. For example, Haven House, John Howard Society, Loaves and Fishes, and Tillicum Lelum offer services covering issues from homelessness and hunger to job skills and youth drop-in centres. Many of these organizations receive support from service clubs such as Zonta Club, the Lions Club of Nanaimo, and Knights of Columbus. This research project proposes to look at the services offered in Nanaimo and compare them to the needs of the community. It is a needs-based gap analysis and we will be presenting the results. The project uses qualitative research methods, and our results will include subjective data gathered from executives, managers, and spokespeople of non-profit organizations that benefit from service clubs. These community organizations will include those involved with hunger, housing, education, women’s empowerment, and families. The presentation will focus on the social needs in the Nanaimo community, as identified through community organizations, and how they are being met.