Kamloops Amalgamated ResourcesYear Published: 1983
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2777
Abstract: KAMLOOPS AMALGAMATED RESOURCES (KAR) is an umbrella organizaiton of groups and individuals trying to "do something" in the face of 40 per cent unemployment. One member organization is the Kamloops Unemployment Guidance Centere, financed by local unions and the British Columbia Federation of Labour, which works to provide help for people out of work. KAR also incorporates a food bank which provides food for thousands; a job bank which tries to find jobs for people and operates a skills barter system; a community garden which provides land for people to grow their own food; a toy recycling centre; a babysitting co-operative; and a city beautification project.
This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1983.