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Read a letter to the community from Carolyn Nordheimer James, CEO, Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library

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What People Are Saying
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"WS YOU 177 is an important initiative, bringing diverse groups together to build more social infrastructure in WS."
Jim Mason, Editor,
Stouffville Sun-Tribune

"An innovative and needed initiative… empowering those who have so much to contribute to society but are so seldom asked… It encourages a transformational mindset and sustainable local strategies."
Edward Nelles,
Past Executive Director,
WS Chamber of Commerce

"Our school is looking forward to participating in 1 Town, 1 Book and helping to build a stronger community. It’s important for our students to feel they can make a difference in their community."
Diane Sharp, Principal,
St. Brendan School

"The 55 Plus Club enthusiastically supports WS YOU 177 in creating new community ideas and strategies."
Wilf Morley, Past President,
Stouffville 55 Plus Club

"We are very supportive of the collaborative efforts of WS YOU 177 in bringing together generations and local organizations for a stronger community."
Ivan Harris, Director,
WhiStle Radio

"We fully support WS YOU 177 in implementing local innovations of a sustainable nature and building social infrastructure… to connect youth and seniors in particular… creating a new way to bring the whole community together."
Paul Crowe, Past President,
Lions Club of Stouffville



WS YOU 177 is a community collaborative effort. We're inviting every young person, adult, elder, school, youth and seniors group, organization, and business in Whitchurch-Stouffville to get involved. It's about YOU and your dreams for our community.

Here are some of the people helping to get WS YOU 177 started. Each member of the community collaborative Facilitating Circle was asked to post a Dream Star at the Legacy Center. The central tree/city image echoes the Whitchurch-Stouffville town motto, Country Close to the City. It also inspires us, as one of the fastest growing communities in Canada, to search for creative approaches for living in harmony with the amazing natural environment we enjoy here on the Oak Ridges Moraine.



Susan V. Bosak
Lead Researcher and Educator, Legacy Project
Community Dream: "For Whitchurch-Stouffville to inspire the world."

Paul Crowe
Past President, Stouffville Lions Club
Community Dream: "To connect groups together to foster that 'small town' sense of community."

Harry French
President, WS Community Energy Co-operative
Community Dream: "For our community to be a place of connectedness."

Jeff Laird
Lead Pastor, Stouffville Pentecostal Church
Community Dream: "For Whitchurch-Stouffville to be known as a compassionate place."

Ted Madden
Owner, Newmarket/Stouffville Nurse Next Door Home Care Services
Community Dream: "To integrate elders meaningfully into the community."

Jim Mason
Editor, Stouffville Sun-Tribune
Community Dream: "To embrace growth and foster community connections."

Joan Masterton
Minister, St. James Presbyterian Church
Community Dream: "To foster a sense of peace and increased unity in the community."

Wilf Morley
Past President, Stouffville 55 Plus Club
Community Dream: "To create a place for seniors to gather regularly."

Melissa Murray
Curriculum Consultant, York Region District School Board
Community Dream: "To empower youth to be critical, creative thinkers and agents of change."

Edward Nelles
Past Executive Director, Whitchurch-Stouffville Chamber of Commerce
Community Dream: "An ecologically sustainable community in a metropolitan area."

Carolyn Nordheimer James
CEO, Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library
Community Dream: "Roots in the past, Services in the present, Dreams for the future."

Audrey O’Handley
Community Awareness/Education, WS Community Energy Co-operative
Community Dream: "To connect elders and youth to create awareness of 'whole health' and sustainable living."

Brian Puppa
Director of Programs, Legacy Project
Community Dream: "For Whitchurch-Stouffville to inspire the world."

Anna Rose
Downtown Coordinator, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville
Community Dream: "For Whitchurch-Stouffville to be a unified and engaged community."

Faith Shergold
Community Engagement & Young Adult Services, WS Public Library
Community Dream: "For Whitchurch-Stouffville to be a place where people will be involved and inspired."


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