Tell us about your partnerships
The Learning Place started with 4 key parnters: CBAL, Kootenay Career Development Society Nelson Public Library and Selkirk College.
Each partner has been instrumental in providing physical and human resources to provide literacy and learning opportunities.
Other community partners and supporters that have been involved include the City of Nelson and the Province of BC (space) and School District 8. Those interested or already accessing the space include the Family Place, Youth Employment Skills the Nelson Youth Centre.
Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your solution? If so, where and why?
The key partners include literacy organization, library, college and employment services. As we work towards sustainable growth we will look to include opportunities for other groups such as the youth and aboriginal community.
What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?
Our Community Literacy Advisory Committee (task group) has a sub-committee that focuses on the development of the Learning Place. Members work together collaboratively to guide and develop our shared, community space.
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list