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FireSmart Year in Review

In 2022, Kamloops Fire Rescue saw an increase in Kamloops residents’ awareness of the FireSmart program.

Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas: What's More Inclusive?

How many times have you heard, “You can’t say Merry Christmas anymore. You have to say Happy Holidays so people don’t get offended.”?

Which greeting do you feel more comfortable using these days? If your goal is to be inclusive, you may be surprised to learn that Merry Christmas is a great choice. To learn more about why, read this article by our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Coordinator.
Reception desk at The Mustard Seed

Social and Community Development Grant Makes a Difference for the Marginalized Community at The Mustard Seed

The Mustard Seed Health and Wellness Centre is to help people access health care and social support and connect them to our chaplain, mental health clinician, and tax service program. Read how the Social and Community Development Grant has assisted The Mustard Seed in 2022.

Kamloops Naturalist Club Uses the Social and Community Development Grant to Connect to the Community

The Kamloops Naturalist Club created Sustainability Stories, an audio tour that animates neighbourhoods from a sustainability lens.
Kamloops Food Policy volunteer wearing sunglasses and a hat holding greens

A Space for Growing Food and Community

The Butler Urban Farm has been an active food production space since 2015. The Social and Community Development Grant allowed the farm to expand programming by increasing our growing space, volunteer base, and educational opportunities.
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Supporting Individuals Facing Barriers to Employment

The ASK Wellness Society supports individuals facing barriers to employment by providing supportive, transitional work experience for those who are ready to enter or re-enter the workforce.
Treat from Uji Japan for the tea party and a screen shot of the participating Japanese students

Tea with Students from Uji City

On October 7, members of Kamloops Junior Council and the Kamloops Ambassadors enjoyed tea with students from our Sister City Uji Japan through a virtual party arranged to facilitate cross-cultural connection.

Social and Community Development Grant Supports Music and Mental Health

The Kamloops Music Collective's Music Matters for Mental Wellness program supports young musicians who enjoy being creative in a supportive and inspiring environment.