A steering committee established jointly by the Metchosin Community Association and the Healthy Community Advisory Select Committee was launched through a twenty thousand dollar Healthy Communities grant from the Union of BC Municipalities. The grant made it possible to contract a part-time coordinator, who worked with volunteers to establish and staff the service. It was used also to cover the costs of installing a telephone line, purchasing and maintaining a computer and Internet connection and maintaining the Drop In Centre. The new coordinator continues to report to the chair of the Metchosin Seniors Association (MSA), a non-profit society, which was formed in November 2013. The MSA provides executive direction and financial management.
A four year Fee for Service Contract between the MSA and District of Metchosin was approved by Council on March 17, 2014. This will enable SIRC to continue to provide services to residents.
The findings from a series of active aging workshops organized and hosted by the Healthy Community Advisory Select Committee (HCASC) in March and April of 2011. – Age-Friendly Community Report to Council
Feedback from the participants of the Active Aging Workshops – Participant Feedback