They no longer live in survival mode, figuring out how to get through the day, the week, or the month. Their lives aren’t confined to the limited opportunities surrounding them—rather, they’re searching for new ones. They’re in a better position to make more positive choices, to offer support to those around them, and ultimately to make their neighbourhoods richer and more rewarding places to live. And when that happens—when that goodness spreads—entire communities can benefit: in health, happiness, and success. Strong communities go on to create strong cities; the opportunities become boundless. And everyone wins.
But the issues facing our community are complex, and they have an impact on people every day. And when people aren’t at their best, they can’t contribute in the same way.