I am happy to comment on the progress that this program has made so far. The program was conceptualized in December as I was brainstorming ideas for the content of my final practicum with Community and Social Development (CSD), at the City of Lethbridge. Building upon the work and suggestion by those at CSD, the program would take shape as the months flew by. This program would not have been successful had it not been without the support of these professionals from CSD or Mount Royal University.
Proof of concept had been achieved, from an academic sense, one month before completion of my practicum and in the remaining month I sought to work on the community engagement portion. I would wait on the completing the general features of the Concept until after finals and other business. I hope to have these test enclosures built by the fall.
Most of you may not know but I had applied for a job with the city, doing emergency planning and this program would fall under this banner, had I gotten the job. Unfortunately, I did not get the job.
As a result, I have decided to take this program and fold it into my own non profit business, which will have three programs: Secure Your Food (food security), disaster management planning for vulnerable individuals, and neighborhood disaster management research. You might have noticed the name at the top left. Until I can determine that this name is not taken, this non profit will be called Solutions. The reason for this name is the purpose of these programs, solutions for the most pressing problems in society.
Future blog posts will be thoughts of mine during the practicum so you can have a glimpse into the process and concerns I had from start to finish with this program. I hope to build upon the media content and illustrate the progress that we will be accomplishing in the months to come.
If you have made it this far, I thank you for your time and wish you well.
Derek Melting Tallow