Jody: I volunteer at CHARA to build the community by organizing and providing activities and services all neighbours can participate in. I attend CHARA meetings to learn about community safety concerns, councillor priorities, and city roadwork and to keep informed about what’s happening in the community.
Yvele: One reason why I volunteer is because I like people. I think knowing people not only in my neighbourhood but also in the wider community, gives me a sense of security. I like recognizing faces such as those I met at the community BBQ in July. Monthly meetings are always interesting whether it is discussing the building of the skating rink or listening to and commenting on a report from our ward councillor. Some issues brought to the attention of CHARA are serious, such as, properties being developed that change the landscape of the neighbourhood.