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Whistler's environmental charity AWARE, is seeking donations to fund childcare at the upcoming All Candidates Meeting in Whistler, focused on the Environment and Sustainability.   ------------------------- Each election Whistler's environmental ... More ...

Whistler's environmental charity AWARE, is seeking donations to help support childcare at the upcoming All Candidates Meeting in Whistler, focused on the Environment and Sustainability.  

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Each election Whistler's environmental charity AWARE hosts an All Candidates Meeting.  In previous years we have had comments following the meetings that people could not attend due to having to look after the kids, cost of childcare etc. This issue has been raised frequently enough that we feel it constitues a barrier to individual getting involved in public process.  

Shared childcare can is cost effective and we will be offering this on site at the Whistler Public Library.  There will be space for up to 25 kids with childcare being provided by Whistler Babysitting (who have trained staff and hold all the appropriate insurances, etc). 

If you believe in breaking down barriers to engagement in public process please donate what you can.  Contributors will be recognised at the All Candidates Meeting and on the AWARE website unless they choose to remain anonymous.

If the campaign does not reach it's goal AWARE will cover remaining costs of childcare.  Any funds in exceedance of the goal will be put towards the costs of the All Candidates Meeting.

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The reason we are asking for support of a relatively small expense is that hosting an all candidates meeting can cost AWARE over $1000 without any allocation for time (volunteer organised). This year the board voted to reduce these event costs which we have been able to do through partnership with the library as a venue and the Whistler Centre for Sustainability (as our topic has been ‘Environment & Sustainability’ for the past decade).

However, while we work to reduce event costs it is important we don’t loose sight of what the community has identified as a need, hence why we commited to make childcare happen, taking a leap of faith that this is something members of the Whistler community will step up to support.

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