Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
Foster Community Well-Being
Everyday Things you can do for your Community
• Keep a garbage bag in your car for clean up
• Donate items you no longer need
• Assist with access to food
• Fundraising in the community
• Time/Volunteering (and show up)
• Passing on knowledge
• Educate others
• Be non judgmental
• Acceptance of yourself and others
• Use your signal light
• Be mindful
• Be polite
• Use reusable bags
• Recycle
• Don't litter
• Have a conversation
• Smile
• Tidy up your yard
• Food sharing
• Donate your time or money or stuff
• Bartering and trade of services and goods
• Give rides
• Don't swear
• Help elders or seniors
• Hold the door for people
• Stop to let folks cross the road
• Wave to people
• Pay it forward – ie Tims drive through
• Chat with neighbors
• Shovel someone's snow
• Say thank you
• Pay attention to people
• Refrain from gossip
• Shovel out community buildings
• Help with errands ie groceries
• Transportation
• Have a cup of tea with someone
• Acknowledge a job well done
• Listening to peoples stories (active listening)
• Baby wipes and tissues when traveling (for other moms)
• Giving counseling and advice
• Read body language
• Be aware of your environment
• Community clean up
• Share programs
• Make connections
• Wake up calls for your friends (or reminders)
• Visit people at the hospital or long term care
• Support and attend community events
• Celebration lunches
• Children's fairs at cabin areas
• Help people fix skidoos, chop wood, etc
• Check on sick neighbors
• Be a support or life line
• Promote healthy eating and healthy living
• Caring
• Kind words
• Community freezers
• Mentoring – ie harvesting country foods, etc
• "How's it going, how are you doing"
• Water and drinks on hand
• Keep extras in your office
• Kindness connection service cards
• Knowledge of community supports, services and activities
• Setting a good example
• Make connections – whole community working together
• Keep an open mind
• Don't make assumptions
• Positive Facebook posts and likes
• Use your skills to start something
• Enjoy your community
• Acknowledge them as a person
 
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