The idea of bringing StopGap to the City of Kingston began in 2012 through the City's Senior Advisory Committee as part of the Age-friendly planning process. StopGap was included in the approved recommendations under the City's Age-friendly plan. The City's Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee (MAAC) also strongly supported the idea of bringing this to Kingston.
While lots of people supported the idea, bringing it to fruition took the energy and enthusiasm of some amazing people. In the summer of 2015, City staff got together representatives from the Age-friendly Kingston Community Alliance, MAAC, Downtown Kingston and community members to put the idea into action.
Members of the StopGap Kingston Team:
Nancy Watters - MAAC and StopGap Kingston Project Lead
David Grightmire - MAAC
Donald Mitchell - MAAC
David Williams - MAAC
Don Amos - Age-friendly Kingston Community Alliance
Doug Ritchie - Downtown Kingston!
Julie Salter-Keane - City of Kingston
Kim Brown - City of Kingston
Cheryl Hitchen - City of Kingston