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Community Partnerships

We are proud and honoured to have Best Buy, Fourth Avenue location as our corporate sponsors. We have benefitted from their generosity in many ways, through their volunteer hours helping with events such as Primary Playday and Barbecue fundraisers, and in their help with installing a sound system in the gymnasium. They have also been very kind in their donations to our school breakfast program! Thank you to store staff including manager Paul and our contact staff member Ryan!

In September 2016, Coles Book Store at the Pen Centre will be our sponsors in the Adopt-A-School Program through Chapters/Indigo Books. We look forward to a wonderful opportunity to provide many more reading resources to our students through a combined effort between store and school in fundraising! Come to Coles between September 18th and October 8th, buy a book and make a donation to the Love of Reading program to ensure that our school library provides great quality and current resources for our students! This year, we were the very honoured recipients of a Love of Reading Grant to support learning!

This year, Connaught has been greatly assisted in our endeavours. We would also like to thank the following community members for their kindness and generosity in supporting our students:

Niagara Nutrition Partners Education Foundation of Niagara
Edward Mirynech Fund for Connaught School Big Brothers, Big Sisters Niagara
Brock University Recess Project Niagara Conservatory of Music
Sparkwatch Therapy Dogs (and Humans!) Brantford Mall Dental Offices
Niagara Region Helping Elves St. Catharines General Hospital - OR/Recovery Staff
Dalewood Public School Staff St. Catharines General Hospital - Records Dept. Staff
Castle Plumbing and Heating Prince Philip Public School Staff and Community
Community Care, St. Catharines Niagara Regional Police Services
Henry Schein Cares Foundation Westview Christian Fellowship Church Congregation
West Lincoln Hospital OR Staff The Bay, Pen Centre Staff
Individuals: B. Senyk, D & R Michel, L. Green, S. Rammuno, J & J Smith, L. Lawrence, K. Voth, S & D Taylor, A. Maillard, R. Bola and family, S. Stratten, L. Johnston, T. Bunt, Connaught staff members

 

Queenston Community Neighbours Association

Community capacity building is  an integral part  of the work we do at Quest.  So we were thrilled to hear about the development of the Queenston Neighbourhood Project and are honoured to take part in this collaboration. To learn more, please click here.

This initiative grew out of a series of community conversations held by Mayor Walter Sendzik in 2016. They were aimed at identifying how stakeholders in our neighbourhood wanted to move the community forward. These conversations resulted in a preliminary report being released in April 2017.  The report highlighted the need for additional consultations through the creation and implementation of an engagement plan. The goal of this plan is to engage all sectors of our community and create a shared vision using an asset based community development approach – i.e. empasize what’s strong instead of what’s wrong! The plan has three components:

  • Round-table: The Queenston Community Round-table is acommitted team of individuals representing all sectors in the community – residents, businesses, community/not-for-profit, faith community, public sector and the Indigenous community- tasked with the goal of engaging the Queenston neighbourhood in a community wide consultation.

  • Community Forum: The Community forum is a public meeting, open to all members of the community.

  • Collective Voice: The Collective voice focuses on building relationships and getting together in small group sessions. Round-table members as well as residents from the community are encouraged to meet together with friends, family members and peers to gather the Collective Voice.

In order to create this collective voice, Queenston Neighborhood Project is currently inviting all Queenston neighbours, business owners, and visitors to share their insights about our community by completing a brief survey . Take the survey here.

We urge you to add your voice to this collective effort in order to help achieve a more engaged community that participates, collaborates, celebrates and grows!