A story about SOLOS is to be published tomorrow in The Vancouver Province. The story, by Wendy McLellan, will highlight our funding concerns and concerns for our future. Like many of the rest of you, recent economic changes have significantly impacted our fiscal situation. Please know that I (as well as everyone else at SOLOS) am following every opportunity to secure funding. Additionally, we are hopeful that the public awareness about our situation will encourage schools and organizations to book presentations for the upcoming quarter.
If you have appreciated SOLOS presentations and resources in the past, please encourage your schools, pro-d day committees and parent advisory committees to contact us about internet safety presentations.
If, after the provincial budget is announced, any of your youth service programs/organizations are able to afford staff training or policy development support, we are available.
If any First Nations schools or bands are seeking education as broadband access is rolled out in their communities, we have materials, references and resources.
If you feel moved to help personally, we are accepting donations – of any denomination – through our online donations button. Never under estimate the power of a Toonie!
On our end, we are doing everything we can to adapt to the changing times.
We are continuing to strive towards ‘open-sourcing’ our resources while remaining simultaneously sustainable.
We are launching our new handouts, “UR Life Online: A Guide for Grades 5-7”, which you can order on our website. The pamplets are listed at .85/copy with discounts available for bulk orders.
We are looking forward to future developments that include more online tools and resources, to be made available from us online. Â (If anyone knows of someone who can build iPhone applications, please ask them to contact us.)
We will do EVERYTHING possible to continue to deliver our services.
Thank you to everyone whom we’ve shared the ride with so far.
Meeting you, in your communities, in your schools and in your board rooms, has been an honour.