In Events, M'akola Team, Making a Difference

More than 1,500 attended our summer Tenant Events

M’akola tenants flocked to our tenant events with more than 1,500 M’akola family members attending our community-building events.

“These events give our families an easy way to connect with each other and our staff,” said Kevin Albers, M’akola CEO. “As an Aboriginal housing provider we try and do things differently and building a sense of community is one of those things.”

At M’akola our tenants are our No. 1 priority, without them there would be no M’akola Housing. This summer we hosted a variety of events for our tenants at M’akola sites up and down Vancouver Island and in the Northwest BC region.

“We are so thrilled at the attendance of the events. We have had strong attendance in every city and community we’ve hosted it. We are looking into ways where we can engage with out M’akola families in a positive way and our tenants have been a successful way in doing this,” said Albers

Throughout the 22 events hosted this summer we gifted our tenants with barbecues, ice cream socials and picnics.   Aside from sharing a meal or treat these events also offered great community activities including scavenger hunts, face painting, story hour, crafts and old-fashioned games such as potato sack races.

Family members of all ages spanning from young children, to teenagers and adults, everyone got involved and gave positive feedback for the events we hosted.

“Relationships with our tenants is important to M’akola and these events are one way for our tenants and staff to be social in a relaxed setting outside of the tenant-landlord setting,” said Nicholas Najda, Director of Housing Operations. “These experiences help us work more collaboratively together. M’akola is investing in our team and building positive community building experiences.”

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