Over the past year, we have been working in collaboration with Engineering Ministries International (EMI). Who is EMI you may be asking? EMI Canada is a non-profit Christian development organization mobilizing Canadian architects, engineers, surveyors, and construction managers. Their mission is to mobilize volunteer design professionals to provide affordable design assistance to ministries who are helping the under-resourced and proclaiming the gospel of Christ. Awesome right!
Together we created a project scope that summarizes a visioning and programming process undertaken from August through October 2021 with the board of LINK Village, facilitated by EMI Canada. The following paragraphs are excerpts from the project scope written from EMI.
"Two in-person visioning sessions were held; the first identified core values of the future design relative to the organization’s overall strategic plan and the second identified specific visioning and program areas, qualities, and quantities that would be required in the project. It is the intent to use this document with the LINK Village business plan and other documents to further develop LINK Village’s planning to secure the appropriate land and location of the site for this project in Kamloops, B.C.
LINK is about the restoration and preservation of family, creating a safe habitat where they can grow and be raised as leaders who bring sustainable change to their community and beyond.
LINK believes that a loving family-based atmosphere keeps a family together. Beneficiary families live with host families in a trauma-informed home, with a community of support. Together, these families will be part of a broader community of parents and children, who will assist each other with everyday tasks. Although 65% of the population LINK will serve is Indigenous, LINK wants to serve all peoples.
The project scope is to build nine (9) homes and a Community Center in the city of Kamloops, B.C. The homes are to represent one of each of the fruit of the spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Each home is to be designed to support independent living for the residents (called the “beneficiary family”) in the presence of mentors living adjacently (called the “host family”). The Community Centre will also contain social support spaces for group and individual therapy, a daycare, and administrative space. The site is to be arranged to provide privacy and security for residents while at the same time being accessible and welcoming to members of the public."
If you would like more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be glad to send you a copy of the project scope by email.