A society has been formed aimed at fostering communication, sharing knowledge and encouraging collaboration among the many organizations in Delta.
Several residents got together to form Collaborate Delta in the hopes it would become a valuable resource that can be utilized in North Delta, Tsawassen and Ladner.
"Some of the groups like us or Deltasssist work across Delta, but it's not always easy to reach everyone. We figure that if we're in that situation, then there's probably a lot of other organizations in Delta that are in that situation," said Mark Sakai, executive director of the Delta Museum and Archives and one of the first members of Collaborate Delta.
Deltassist executive director Doug Sabourin as well as John Thornburn and former municipal councillor Anne Peterson helped form the group, which is having an official launch on Monday.
Sakai said they saw a gap when it came to community non-profit organizations networking to share resources, knowledge or collaborating, and possibly even forming partnerships.
"Delta, as everyone knows, is a diverse community both demographically and geographically, so a lot of times it's difficult for community not-for-profits to get together to try to develop a synergy that helps everybody out," Sakai said.
Peterson said Collaborate Delta would provide an opportunity for people to engage and find out what's going on in the three communities.
The official launch on Oct. 15 will take place at Envision Financial's Sunshine Hills branch, 6481 Scott Rd., North Delta, starting at 5: 30 p.m.
For more information about the event or the society, email coordinator@collaboratedelta. org or call 604-317-0934.