The ISC delivered a province-wide Outreach Program in the spring and fall of 2010 as part of the Hot Spots program, funded by Western Economic Diversification. This Outreach Program placed 28 outreach workers with 14 Regional Committees around BC.
With the guidance of the coordinating committee, outreach workers performed presentations, wrote news releases, manned displays, and supported community weed pulls with a special focus on students and community groups. These workers exceeded original expectations of the program, by making over 36,598 direct contacts in 175 communities in BC!
To support this outreach initiative, ISC has developed a Youth School Program that includes lesson plans for teachers, and a youth activity book, stickers, rulers, and tattoos for kids. See the Youth School Program and “Invader Rangers” section for fun online activities created for grades 4-7 as well as curricula for teachers!
|Outreach Program in the Northwest region. Photo: Wendy Seimens