Community Development Organization


Community Transit

In 2010, the Resource Opportunities Centre applied for and secured funding from the Province’s NSTRIP program to operate a pilot transit service in the Prospect Road area.

An operating plan was developed by a volunteer committee based on results from an open house session and an online user needs survey. A contract was then negotiated with Need-A-Lift to operate the service. We’re hoping the system we’ve designed meets the needs of the community while keeping costs down.  (website)

Prospect Road Community Centre

The Resource Opportunities Centre (ROC) stepped up to be the Volunteer Management Board for the Prospect Road Community Centre. Over a two year period the Steering Committee worked collaboratively with the ROC through the transition from construction to operations. ( Website )

Rural Secretariat Community Kitchen Conversations

2006 -2007 – To host a series of community conversations to meet face to face with residents to demonstrate and talk about potential for web portal to act as hub of local information exchange. Production of video to promote community, ROC and best practices of community building.

To view the pdf version of the Final Report for the Kitchen Conversations please click here

Summer Youth Interns ( 3 positions)

  • Admin Assistant and computer training, children and adults
  • Community/Business Outreach and Asset Mapping, information sharing
  • Tourism Developer and outreach – research

Halifax Regional C@P and Digital divide projects

2006- To work with seniors, create newsletter template and create branding for organization, design and deliver computer training.

Office of Learning Technologies ( 3 positions)


  • Community Liaise
  • Web/Tech Manager
  • Program Planner

To develop, Maintain, promote Community Learning Network using open source technology. Development of and the 2007 Prospect Communities Calendar production and promotion

HRM “ Festival of the Bays (2 positions)

2004 – Plan, coordinate, promote & facilitate community Festival involving variety of groups – week long schedule of events, culminating in open air concert. Build community. Volunteer support.

Office of Learning Technology -Developmental (2 positions)

2003 -2004 – To conduct a 6 month Community Asset Mapping and proposal for pilot project and Development of web portal

EAS Employment Councilor

2003- 2004 – To use our technology and resources to conduct job skills workshops, career counseling, career action planning, job placement services, and job finding clubs, while providing high quality, up to date labour market information.

Digital Histories Project (5 Positions)

2002-2003 – To explore, collect, and digitize the personal and community histories of the immediate area. Provide training to community participants in the area of digital multimedia including audio, image and video recording and editing, animation, web design, image and file optimization for the web, interview skills, and more. This aspect of the project in partnership with HRM and NS Department of Tourism and Culture. The end product was a Digital Heritage website and CD-ROM.