Marlene Barry

CHI and CASA merger moving ahead

Two community service groups are joining forces to serve Sooke and area residents

  • Sep. 11, 2013 4:00 p.m.

The Steering Committee of the Sooke Region Community Health Initiative (CHI) and the Board of the Cooperative Association of Service Agencies (CASA) are making great strides in merging the two organizations.

The rules for a unified cooperative have been updated and submitted to the Registrar and a new CASA board elected.

Members of the two organizations and interested members of the public meet every month to advance their Strategic Plan; to discuss topics related to the health of the community and to review new opportunities.

Current projects include the Age Friendly grant and the Volunteer Bureau.  Later this month, look for the re-designed and updated Resource Inventory with added features and information.

Chair of CHI Marlene Barry said, “This is an exciting time as we have so many new, needed projects so well supported in the community.”

Interested residents of the region are invited to join health providers, non-profits, and other community members at monthly meetings.

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