Your CAN wants to hear from you! You can help identify and work on projects and actions to help shape our neighbourhoods. Together we can build neighbourhoods that we can all be proud of!
CANs are community volunteers and neighbours who care about the neighbourhoods we live in and want them to be the best they can be. We work with City Staff, Councillors, local businesses, schools, and other organizations on projects that improve our quality of life. Together, we identify needs and priorities, and empower community members to make a difference.
CANs promote inclusive, respectful, and diverse membership and welcome all members of our community to participate and share their voice. Contact us for more information or to get involved.
Projects we’ve worked on include playground enhancements like splash pads and park building renewals, community and pollinator gardens, community art installations, local events and festivals, and trails and safe streets. We’ve held budget and election town halls as well as meetings to gather input on important issues to present to our Councillor and the City. We've helped other community groups get organized, and have worked with many other community partners on projects that benefit the ward and the city.
We live and work in N'Swakamok / Sudbury in Robinson-Huron Treaty territory and on the traditional lands of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek and Wahnapitae First Nation.
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Twin Forks Splash Pad
Thank you to everyone who helped us make the splash pad at Twin Forks happen! Our splash pad opened end of July 2020, and we'll be hopefully holding our much delayed grand opening in spring 2022, Covid situation permitting!
We're still accepting donations for additional seating and shade options for the splash pad.
NEWS AND EVENTS
Congratulations to our two winners of gift cards for their festive outdoor holiday displays in our ward! The winners were chosen by draw, and Elie chose to receive a $100 gift card from Giant Tiger and Karen chose a $100 gift card from Pizzeria Roma.
Watch for our 2022 contest coming in December!
We need additional community volunteers to help with our Twin Forks garden! Meet local gardeners, help feed our community, and help make our neighbourhood a great place to live!
- The first few weeks of June, help local school children plant the seedlings they've been nurturing in their classrooms for the last few weeks. Over 250 students at 4 local schools planted seeds with us this year!
- Help maintain the garden by watering and weeding for a week during the summer.
- Help us expand and maintain our garden by volunteering for small projects and work bees at the garden.
Volunteer by filling out our Contact Us form, and indicate you'd like to volunteer!
Announcing a new way to let us know what you want to see in your neighbourhood! Your voice matters - visit our Over to You page to add your ideas and concerns about our ward. We're always looking for ideas and ways to make our ward more liveable, safer, and fun! There are a number of projects that we're currently working on, and that are starting to move forward post-covid.
Tell us what you like and what you don't like!
We're currently starting to tentatively plan for our 2022 activities. We're hoping to hold a number of events and activities, depending on the Covid-19 situation. To see what we and our community partners are planning, check out our planning list: 2022-2025 Planning List. Contact us to get involved!
All residents in Ward 8 recently received a November newsletter in their mailbox jointly from our Ward Councillor Al Sizer and the Ward 8 CAN. The electronic version is here: CouncillorCAN Newsletter November 2021. To see the December yearly update that we sent out to our email subscribers, click here: December 2021 Update. To receive periodic updates via email, register here:
Our CAN covers all of Ward 8 in New Sudbury, serving over 11,000 people and 4,360 households! Want to make a difference in your neighbourhood? Join us to make our neighbourhoods safe and fun!
We're looking for volunteers for a number of projects and events that we hope to do in 2022, depending on the Covid-19 situation.
Contact us if you want to help us with New Sudbury Days, or our community gardens, or helping to enhance our ward and playgrounds. We'd also like to hear from you if you want to lead a project in your Ward 8 neighbourhood - we' love to help!