Everywhere we look we see the encroachments on the hard work that we have done over the last decade to help improve community access to space. We are disturbed to hear new stories about fee increases and public buildings that are erecting barriers to access. At the same time we are inundated with concerns around violence, obesity rates and mental health.
How do we unite these conversations and get key decision-makers on board to protect and properly fund access to public space - so essential to the offering of community programming?
To start - we need to get more information about what is happening in communities across Ontario regarding access to public space.
We need your help to do this! Please complete our fourth bi-annual survey on community use of space at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/communityuseofspace2012.
We ask that the survey be completed by the person in your organization who is most involved with permitting community space.
Please share with us your stories on accessing community space! And please share this survey with other organizations across Ontario that use space, or are interested in using space in schools or municipal spaces (libraries, civic centres, public housing space, parks, community and recreation centres, etc.).
Please complete the survey by November 16th, 2012.