Episode 39: Eric Jonsson, Program Coordinator of the Navigator Street Outreach Program

We are welcoming Eric Jonsson back to the Downtown Lowdown. Eric is the Program Coordinator of the Navigator Street Outreach Program, which provides support to motivated street-involved and homeless individuals by assisting them in securing and maintaining employment and housing through partnerships with community agencies, Downtown Halifax Business Commission, Spring Garden Area Business Association, and their business members. Eric has been on Downtown Lowdown a few times to talk about the Navigator Street Outreach Program. We always like to bring him back in during this time of year to find out how folks can help and donate during the holidays and the cold winter months ahead.

On Biz Buzz, we have business updates in light of the restrictions recently announced by the provincial government. We also have an update on what’s happening with events, and we’ll be talking about shopping local for the holiday season, including Mayor Mike’s Local Stuff Challenge, and our Downtown Halifax Holiday Gift Guide.

Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission will discuss the new restrictions that were recently announced in response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the province, and in particular, HRM. Paul will also update us on some of the federal emergency economic relief programs.

Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills

Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC)

104-1546 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7

(902) 423-6658

Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho

Guests: Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission · https://downtownhalifax.ca/

Eric Jonsson, Program Coordinator of the Navigator Street Outreach Program https://navigatorstreetoutreach.ca/

Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic

Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic

Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas

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Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

 

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