MLA Leonard welcomes community members, Parliamentary Secretary for roundtable

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COURTENAY – This morning, Courtenay-Comox MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard welcomed non-profit leaders, community members and stakeholders alongside Megan Dykeman, Parliamentary Secretary for Community Development and Non-Profits for a roundtable discussion on working together to meet community needs.

The roundtable, held at the Courtenay and District Museum helped facilitate a discussion with the government representatives as well as stakeholders and members of the community on future-forward, sustainable ways of supporting people in the region through government-led community development initiatives and non-profit led work.

“The Comox Valley is lucky to be a community with so many residents who want to make progress and positive change to help the needs of their fellow neighbours through non-profit work,” said Ronna-Rae Leonard, MLA for Courtenay-Comox. “I was pleased to welcome PS Dykeman and local stakeholders to join in this conversation together.”

This event is one of the numerous events MLA Leonard and her local constituency office team have helped organize and facilitate for the community, and they plan to continue offering events alongside local organizations, stakeholders, and government representatives to encourage engagement and discussion in the region.

“Non-profits are vital to people and communities in this province. They continue to be a key support and make a difference in the lives of many families,” said Parliamentary Secretary Dykeman. “I was grateful to participate in this round table in the Comox Valley and hear directly from non-profits about the work they do in the community and the increasing pressure the sector is facing. By working together, we will be able to better help more people, which means healthier, more inclusive and stronger communities.”

Participants at the roundtable agreed that it was a useful opportunity to talk about the work they do, challenges they face, and opportunities for the future as non-profits and government continue to work to make life better for people in the Comox Valley.