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The Resource Opportunities Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Shirley Jollimore as Executive Director

May 31st, 2016 Posted in PRCC, ROC News | Comments Off on The Resource Opportunities Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Shirley Jollimore as Executive Director

pat-shirleyThe Resource Opportunities Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Shirley Jollimore as Executive Director.  Shirley is a graduate of Mount Saint Vincent University and comes to us with years of experience in the Nova Scotia Department of Community Services, where she was responsible for province-wide programming in the area of employee engagement and communication.  She also has a depth of experience working in human resource and administrative positions in long-term care and transportation-focused organizations.  She is an experienced facilitator with a passion for strategic planning and community development, and supported the ROC in this capacity when we held community conversations in 2014 at the Prospect Road Community Centre.

Shirley has lived in the McDonald Lake subdivision of this community since 1997 with her husband, Peter, and their three children.  Shirley serves the community in many capacities, including as former Warden for St. Timothy’s-St Paul’s, Chair of the Prospect Road Elementary School Advisory Council, Vice-President of Prospect Road Basketball, and Chair of Unicorn Theatre, among others.

The Resource Opportunities Centre is a nonprofit community development organization that has been in existence since 1998. Originally established as the Terence Bay and Area C@P Site, the organization transformed into the Resource Opportunities Centre (ROC), Community Development Association serving the Prospect Road Area in 2002. In 2009 the ROC was named the volunteer management Board for the brand new state of the art Prospect Road Community Centre.

In 2014, Patricia Ullman was appointed as the ROC’s first Executive Director.  Under her guidance for the last 2+ years, the organization has blossomed in its mission to support sustainability and community development through the delivery of diverse recreational, educational, cultural, social, and technology-related opportunities.  Patricia’s years of professional experience, along with her love of community, have enabled the ROC to move to another stage of organization, clarity, accountability, and harmony.  The ROC now provides services and support for many community organizations in the area, offers community meals and other opportunities for increased food security—including a beautiful community garden—and a wide variety of programming and activities for people of all ages. Most importantly, Patricia has fostered a team spirit among the staff , volunteers, and community members, so that the centre is a welcoming place for everyone. 

Patricia is leaving us to go help her mother and family in the U.S., and will be sorely missed. The ROC thanks her wholeheartedly for her service to the Prospect communities and wishes her all the best in her future endeavours.

Welcome to the Resource Opportunities Centre

April 28th, 2016 Posted in ROC News | Comments Off on Welcome to the Resource Opportunities Centre

roc_logo_strokeThe Resource Opportunities Centre (ROC) is a not-for-profit community development organization which serves the communities along Route 333 from Goodwood to West Dover. We work in partnership with local grassroots organizations and HRM to share information, undertake projects, and deliver programs and services in response to community needs.

The ROC started as a C@P site in 1998, and in 2010 we became the volunteer management board for the newly-built Prospect Road Community Centre, a beautiful LEED-Silver facility that has become a bustling hub for the community. It’s the ROC’s mission to promote community development and sustainability through the delivery of diverse recreational, educational, cultural, social and technology-related opportunities.

Please visit our main website at: www.centre.prospectcommunities.com

 

A History of the ROC

July 11th, 2011 Posted in CAP, General, History | Comments Off on A History of the ROC

The ROC is a grassroots, community volunteer organization that has been in existence since 1998. Originally established as the Terence Bay and Area C@P Site, the organization transformed into the Resource Opportunities Centre, Community Development Association Serving the Prospect Road Area in 2002.

The ROC maintains its connection with C@P (Community Access Program) by providing free computer and WIFI Access at both the Terence Bay Site and at the new Prospect Road Community Centre.

Projects, partnerships and communication have been at the root of all of the work of the ROC over the years, bringing hundreds of employment, educational, social and recreational opportunities to the area.

Through project funding (2004 – 2008) the ROC designed and built www.prospectcommunities.com which it continues to maintain and expand to this day. Expansion of the main webpage led to the development of www.roc.prospectcommunities.com and www.centre.prospectcommunities.com as well as Facebook and twitter profiles, all of which are valuable and effective communication tools.

In 2009 the ROC was named the volunteer management Board for the brand new state of the art $8,500,000.00 Prospect Road Community Centre. The community centre has proven to be an enormous asset to the community. The work of the ROC Board and its many sub-committees over the past year has been focused on developing the structures, processes and policies that are needed to manage the facility, supporting the General Manager of the Community Centre, establishing our roles and responsibilities to HRM and community, and integrating and confirming the core mandate of the organization.

Building Vibrant Communities

June 3rd, 2011 Posted in General, Inside Out, Multimedia | Comments Off on Building Vibrant Communities

Building Vibrant Communities – Audio from Inside Out Radio – Website

We all know that change is important, but the most recent U.S. presidential election provided ample evidence that we aren’t clear how to make it happen. Perhaps we are looking in the wrong place for change. Maybe, real change happens from the bottom up. It happens in our neighborhoods and communities.

This week we explore how people are coming together to build communities for the future with the resources they already have.

Listen to the Full Episode: [audio: http://insideoutradio.com/2011Episodes/06-01-11/06-01-11_From_the_Inside_Out_full.mp3]

Reconnecting with C@P – Full Length Documentary

March 9th, 2011 Posted in CAP, Documentary, HRCA, In the Community, In the Media, Multimedia, PRCC | Comments Off on Reconnecting with C@P – Full Length Documentary

On Sunday 6th March 2011 the Prospect Road Community Centre hosted the Premiere Screening of “Reconnecting with C@P” a locally made documentary video directed by local film maker Ariella Pahlke.

Through the documentary Barb Allen takes you on a journey to nine community access (C@P) sites in the Halifax region.  This documentary explores digital divides and the value and ever-changing potential of community access to the Internet and information technology.
The documentary was made to serves as the starting point for discussions and planning for the future and can be used to reignite interest and recognize the enormous contribution of volunteers to C@P in HRM over the past fifteen years.

Reconnecting with C@P was produced by the Halifax Regional C@P Association with the participation of Executive Director, Dan Robichaud, NS Economic and Rural Development and Tourism and KAREN PARUSEL Director, Nova Scotia Community Access Program

To watch the full 52 minute production or a 9 minute preview go to http://hrcap.wordpress.com