Projects: Increasing Community Resilience

In the absence of a social network in this suburban community, priority has been placed on nurturing local champions and building capacity.

County Court residents work on a draft proofing project

By organizing regular coffee night gatherings for interested residents to come out and discuss local interests, SNAP has helped residents to form a County Court neighbourhood action team.

Volunteer residents have also hosted HEET (Home Energy Efficiency Team) parties for their neighbours, at which experts demonstrate do-it-yourself home energy retrofits, enabling the neighbours to undertake these actions at their own homes.