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WINDSOR-ESSEX COMPASSIONATE COMMUNITY
2016 VIDEO CONTEST GUIDELINES

When you create a video for the WECCC, not only are you showing the community that you care but also how you care for others. Below are what we call the 4 arms or themes we want you to choose from. Pick the one that interests you the most. We encourage you to work in a group. Create a video that supports one of the ideas and send us the link to your final video. Videos that are selected to support the WECCC will win cash and other prizes. There is no fee to enter. Click the links below to find out more.

Community Arm

Example

Grand Prize Package - $1000 Plus

– Prominent placement on the launch page of the Compassionate Community website – broad public exposure
– Chance for public and industry recognition through arranged screenings in local venues
– One year Internship – opportunity for further mentorship and development doing PR and communications

Theme

People want to live, work and grow old in a community that cares
Creating more prosperous communities by caring more
(OR It takes a village to raise a child….and support her to age and die with dignity).

Back Story

“THE LONG ROAD HOME”. Most people used to age and die at home surrounded by family. After the Second World War, increasing prosperity, advances in medicine, and changes in the social structure of families (more people now living alone) made hospitals and institutions more attractive places for treatment and care especially as we get old. Health care systems however are largely focused on treating symptoms, curing disease, and preventing death through any means, which causes a different kind of suffering. The value we place on independence has meant too many people get sent away to institutions when they become dependent, and we lose access to their wisdom. It’s time for community to take back the best of what it used to be. This community is breaking down the silos we created and bringing care back home to community, where people feel best and get more of what’s most important to them. Using the best knowledge and technology we have today, we can create a better, more caring, future for all of us.

Neighbours Arm

Example

Prize Package - $250 Plus

– Entry point for the neighbours portal of the Compassionate Community website – broad public exposure
– Chance for public and industry recognition through arranged screenings in local venues
– Opportunity for further mentorship and development doing PR and communications support for the Compassionate Community Project Management Office

Theme

Building thriving neighbourhoods

Back Story

Being a good neighbour makes us happier, healthier, and is a chance to do good in the world – creating the kinds of communities where we want to live, raise our children, and grow old

Reaching Out Arm

Example

Prize Package - $250 Plus

– Entry point for the outreach portal of the Compassionate Community website – broad public exposure
– Chance for public and industry recognition through arranged screenings in local venues
– Opportunity for further mentorship and development doing PR and communications support for the Compassionate Community Project Management Office

Theme

Making a difference in the lives of our most vulnerable.

Back Story

Community reaching out to those who might need us the most, especially the most vulnerable and the hardest to reach, when life is especially difficult for them. We are taking responsibility as a community for figuring out what help people want the most, not just what we think they need, when they are clearly in distress.

Care Arm

Example

Prize Package - $250 Plus

– Entry point for the people needing care/care partner portal of the Compassionate Community website – broad public exposure
– Chance for public and industry recognition through arranged screenings in local venues
– Opportunity for further mentorship and development doing PR and communications support for the Compassionate Community Project Management Office

Theme

Empowering citizens to live and die well
Helping those that can help themselves to achieve what’s most important to them
Tag Lines
– Community: It’s in Our Hands (and our arms and our hearts)
– Compassion, Care, Community
– People, Power, Progress
– Live, Thrive, Prosper

Back Story

Everyone needs help – whether you are a new mother, a Fortune 500 CEO, an athlete, or a person who needs care. People are the experts when it comes to their quality of life and what they need to live well. Even the sickest people spend less than 10% of their day to day lives with professional care providers. Community can help with the social, cultural, spiritual and practical day to day challenges experienced by aging populations – providing truly encompassing care and organizing themselves around what’s most important to the person and their care partners.

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