NDP MLA Jane Shin encourages constituents to volunteer for 2014 Metro Vancouver Homeless Count
Politicians often get lambasted when they put their name forward for public office. But many of them do positive things in their community that go under the radar.
For example, Burnaby-Lougheed NDP MLA Jane Shin, has been trying to highlight initiatives that will increase community engagement and tone down the cynicism in politics.
She recently distributed a statement on her MLA letterhead calling on constituents to consider volunteering for the 2014 Metro Vancouver Homeless Count.
"By volunteering for the count, you are helping to gather valuable information used by governments, service providers, community groups and funders so they can plan for appropriate programs to address homelessness and measure our progress in reducing homelessness," the statement declares.
The count takes place during the evening of March 11 and on March 12.
The deadline for registering is Friday (February 7).
All you have to do is complete this online application.
Shin has also drawn attention to the launch of the mobile version of MentorshipBC, as well as the Employer of the Year Award from the B.C. Coalition of Persons with Disabilities.
There will be some who will never forgive Shin for a controversy in the election campaign over her CV, which was milked to the hilt by the B.C. Liberals. But it's hard to find fault in her efforts to recruit volunteers to gather information to help address one of the most pressing and persistent public-policy issues in the region.