Neighbourhood Improvement Area:

#28 Rustic

Councillor & Ward:

Frances Nunziata, Ward 5

2019 Meeting Schedule:

Date Location Time
September 12 Falstaff Community Centre, 50 Falstaff Ave. 6-8 p.m.
October 10 Falstaff Community Centre, 50 Falstaff Ave. 6-8 p.m.
November 14 Falstaff Community Centre, 50 Falstaff Ave. 6-8 p.m.
December 12 Falstaff Community Centre, 50 Falstaff Ave. 6-8 p.m.

2018-2019 Priority Actions:

  • Social Development: Increase the accessibility and availability for community and social services in Rustic by developing a resident-governed ‘Community Hub’
  • Economic Opportunities: Explore opportunities with employment service providers and local businesses to increase opportunity/access to employment or training for Rustic residents
  • Physical Surroundings: Animate neighbourhood spaces (including gardens, green space, parks) in Rustic to support community connectivity
  • Healthy Lives: Create a ‘Mental Health & Physical Wellbeing’ plan for Rustic to address concerns identified by community stakeholders
  • Social Development: Develop a ‘Reintegration Strategy’ for residents exiting incarceration and returning to Rustic with wraparound service coordination, employment/education readiness, and outreach

2017 Priority Actions:

  • Social Development: Held a series of discussions with residents to find ways to reduce social isolation; discussion topics included age, language and cultural factors, as well as finding solutions to bring the community together
  • Physical Surroundings: Obtained funds from the City’s Participatory Budget Pilot Project to four new light posts in Rustic Park, which provided a safe outdoor space for residents all year round
  • Economic Opportunities: Supported Smart Serve employment training for 35 youth
  • Healthy Lives: Supported more than 200 children, aged four to 13, in attending workshops related to healthy eating, understanding food sources and the Falstaff Community Garden, and the Healthy Kids Community Challenge