Building Skills, Building Lives
We all use a range of Life Skills daily to maintain our housing. From paying bills, house cleaning, cooking & home maintenance, to communication, emotional control & conflict resolution, the range of Life Skills needed are complex. The more Life Skills we are equipped with, the greater independence we can achieve.
Building Life Skills Training programs is an important goal that we are happy to have sponsorship for from Teck – Highland Valley Industries, HRSDC Homelessness Partnering Strategy, the Vancouver Foundation, and the Tula Community Fund. The HAP has hired Life Skills Coordinator Claire Macleod to engage stakeholders and build Life Skills Training programs in our community.
After research on the training programs currently offered in Kamloops, the formation of the Life Skills Network, and the creation and evaluation of new programs, a report will be distributed throughout the community in 2014. The Life Skills Network created through this project will be supported by the HAP to meet and discuss changing public policy, share knowledge, and seek dynamic opportunities to improve Life Skills.