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United Way Peterborough, of which
Kairos is a member, is
mobilizing community partners – including business, labour,
community leaders, government and community residents – to
create opportunity for a better life for everyone in the
City and County of Peterborough. The organization is placing
a greater emphasis on addressing the underlying causes of
social problems, working to effect sustainable long-term
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IMPACT Peterborough Guiding Principles.
December 2011, the Kairos Board and Management Team faced a
major challenge. Craig Adams, Capital Planning Analyst from the
City Housing Division, completed a detailed Site Visit Report on
the front verandahs of four of our properties. His
recommendation was that, due to settling of the verandah and
room supports, symptomatic of poor storm water damage
undermining the footings, and other problems, each of these
verandahs receive extensive remedial work. Work should take
place immediately to prevent further damage and to ensure the
safety of tenants, children and visitors.
Steps were taken to obtain pricing estimates, an invited bid
process took place and, in April/May, Kidd Bros.Construction was
selected. In May, the City could offer no financial help. In
Sept. 2012, with a financial plan, the Board voted to proceed
with replacement porches. All financial details will be
available in AGM Financial Report.
The Christmas season brightened for Kairos when, on Oct. 22, 2012, the
Kairos Board President received notice from the City Housing
Division that, upon review of their budget situation,
substantial funds would be forthcoming for this Kairos project.
Thanks to all, especially the City, the Board, the Kairos
Management Team and maintenance worker who worked hard to see
this project through.