At our March member's meeting, ECOHH was pleased to hear from invited speaker Taylor Soroka – Co-Founder & Vice President of Strategy and Engagement at Jasper Place Wellness Centre (JPWC). The presentation slides can be accessed here.
Taylor highlighted the work of JPWC since its beginnings in 2006, and the number of projects and activities they are currently focused on including:
Social Purpose Access
*JPWC are seeking additional partners who want to own or operate non-market / affordable housing. If you know of / are a part of a community or a group of people that affordable / non-market housing would work for, JPWC wants to work with you and asks you to reach out (firstname.lastname@example.org). JPWC’s overall goal is to ensure that every person in Edmonton has a home that works for them, and is happy to facilitate the goals and efforts of additional partners, “Whether that’s fundraising to meet that goal of owning their own housing possible… Our overall goal is to ensure that every person in Edmonton has a home that works for them. So whatever we can do to facilitate that – [bringing] community and partner together – we want to make that happen.”
Taylor Soroka is the co-founder of The Jasper Place Wellness Centre. Taylor received her post-secondary education in marketing & textiles in Vancouver. A born and raised Edmontonian, you can often find her exploring the river valley with her dogs, Lou & Bunny. Over the last several years, Taylor has taken the position of Vice President of Strategy and Engagement with JPWC and has used her past Realtor experience to push for an equity-based housing sector in Edmonton.