- Build gathering spaces, such as community gardens and naturalized areas
- Engage people in creative ways to address concerns, such as community-created street murals, multi-racial or ethnic arts festivals, and non-partisan discussions on the importance of voting
- Foster a sense of pride and presence, such as cultural sharing events and achievement celebrations of local youth and seniors
- Give people the chance to get involved in community life, such as book- or tool-sharing libraries, new kinds of neighbourhood festivals, and skills-sharing events
- Plan and guide neighbourhood and community development, such as resident-driven design or sustainability workshops and Reconciliation-themed learning initiatives
- Help people be leaders within the everyday life of their own communities
- Form new or stronger connections between local people, groups, and organizations
- Create or strengthen people’s sense of belonging and inclusion
- Acknowledge the support of the Cochrane Foundation Neighbour Grants in project materials
- Use our logo on your flyers and websites and borrow our banner to display at your events.
- Invite us to key project events. We like to attend and see your project in action.
- Consult us first if you think of changing the project or how you spend the grant. We do our best to help you respond to changing circumstances.
- Tell us your project story through the Neighbour Grants Final Project Report Form. (Look at the form if you receive a grant to know what data to collect as your project unfolds.)
TENNANT, John “Jack” Charles
December 23, 1935 Arrow River, MB –
May 20, 2018 Cochrane, AB
It is with profound sadness that the family of Jack Tennant announces his passing on May 20, 2018 in Cochrane at the age of 82.
Jack was born in Arrow River, Manitoba in 1935 and enjoyed success and great fulfillment as a journalist. His unconventional journey through life featured some side-trips from the newspaper business to explore life in the hockey and real estate business. His love of people, Cochrane and all animals made him a much-loved community leader and ambassador.
With a keen sense of the ironic and a life-long ability to uncover injustice and wield the written word in defence of the down-trodden, Jack was a much-decorated writer. In addition to leaving behind legions of devoted readers, as a friend of Bill W, Jack also played an important role in many lives touched by “the program”.
Jack is survived by his loving partner of 38 years, Brenda, his sons Ian and Alan (Rona), granddaughter Michelle (Matt Carre), great grandchildren Lochlan and Smith, and granddaughter Lisa (Laura Parent), great grandson Mateo, brother Mark Tennant (Gail), sister Ruth Humphrey, brother-in-law Brad Fyfe (Jack’s sister Louise passed away May 14, 2018) and many other nieces, nephews, cousins.
Jack served as a board member of the Cochrane Foundation for 16 years. We are grateful for his time and generosity he shared with all of us.