Introduction 

Thank you for your interest in the ProsperUS Community Action Network Working Group. If you have any questions about this application, please call or text Karlene Nielsen, Manager of Strategic Community Engagement at 226-788-6401 or e-mail knielsen@weareunited.com . Please note that all applications are kept confidential and secure. If you would prefer to fill out the application on paper please contact Karlene to arrange for the application to be mailed or safely dropped off to you. 

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis at this time.

COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK (CAN) SUMMARY

The ProsperUs Community Action Network is a network of working groups that design solutions to barriers faced by youth from cradle to career in the Downtown, West Windsor, & Leamington communities. The working group members include area residents, community service providers, and experts who work together to create solutions to these barriers which will be developed into programs and services that assist youth to succeed. For this specific working group we will be focusing on the early years of a child's life.

There are limited seats for members at this working group so that members who are selected will get to know each other, build a relationship, and get the training they need to create effective solutions.

If you are not selected to be a member at this time, your application and contact information will be saved for future opportunities as we will be forming more groups in the future.

PROSPERUS  EARLY YEARS CAN MEMBER REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must live in either Downtown Windsor, West Windsor, or Leamington and must be at least 13 years of age. Preference will be given to applicants that have young children (0-6 years old) and have lived experience of/with poverty.  
All members will receive compensation for their time at meetings ($14/hour), and they will have access to supports in order to attend meetings.
Due to Covid-19 policies, our meetings are all online on Zoom; this means members will need a device with an internet connection. If you do not have a device or internet, your application will still be considered, and if you are selected, we will work to get you the necessary device and internet access to participate.  

All members must review and sign the Community Action Network Terms of Reference in order to serve as a member; this will be provided to you if you are selected for membership. Members are asked to commit to one year with the group, and responsibilities include:
-Attending two 1.5 hour video (Zoom) meetings a month online
-Responding to staff communication via phone, email, or text message
-Following the Guiding Principles of the CAN Terms of Reference

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