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Cortes Connects
What is this? ------------- This is a group email system for Cortes Island - a single "ecosystem" for group emails on Cortes that is AD-FREE and DOES NOT TRACK YOU IN ANY WAY. Any number of email subgroups can be created, private or public, organized around neighbourhoods, organizations, projects, interests, you name it! Check out the current list of subgroups ( https://cortes.groups.io/g/cortesconnects/subgroups ) - want to start your own? Email cortesconnects+owner@cortes.groups.io ( email:cortesconnects+owner@cortes.groups.io ) Why should you use it? ---------------------- Better than Facebook: More people use email than Facebook. And many people are actually trying to get off of Facebook and limit their social media time. Facebook tracks your every click and opinion. This email system does not track users and has no advertising. Easier and more democratic than manually managing a group email list: Sending an email to yourself and Bcc'ing everyone on your list has a good chance of ending up in a recipient's spam folder these days. With this email group system, people can add and delete themselves at will, so you never have to worry about keeping an accurate list, or annoying someone because they asked to be taken off.  Also, subscribers can choose to receive every single email individually, or they can be bundled into daily or weekly summaries. Subscribers can also view the archives on the web and interact with the list that way as well. How does it work? ----------------- Working with others on something? Sending out announcements to people? Everybody knows how to use email, but it gets messy with groups, yes? STOP with the cc'ing and bcc'ing for group emails! Instead of trying to manage a list of emails in your "To", "cc" or "Bcc" field, use this service and 1 email address for your subgroup ( https://cortes.groups.io/g/cortesconnects/subgroups ). You can create or join as many subgroups ( https://cortes.groups.io/g/cortesconnects/subgroups ) as you want and they will be listed here under the menu item " Subgroups ( https://cortes.groups.io/g/cortesconnects/subgroups ) " (or not) and the email archives will be viewable to members of your subgroup ( https://cortes.groups.io/g/cortesconnects/subgroups ) (or to anyone who is using Cortes Connects if you choose). You, or someone in your subgroup, moderates the list (ie. adding people, info, etc) This top level of Cortes Connects "connect@cortes.groups.io" is the parent group (moderated & announcement-only) and all the subgroups ( https://cortes.groups.io/g/cortesconnects/subgroups ) are children. You're automatically in the parent group when you join a subgroup ( https://cortes.groups.io/g/cortesconnects/subgroups ). From there, you can join any other subgroup ( https://cortes.groups.io/g/cortesconnects/subgroups ). You can also choose to receive every email message sent out, or you can choose to get a Daily Digest. You can just interact with this system via email, or through the web interface, plus there are many of other features and *NO* advertising or tracking. Members Manual: https://groups.io/helpcenter/membersmanual Moderators Manual: https://groups.io/helpcenter/ownersmanual Still don't know what this is? You can email the helper elf at cortesconnects+owner@cortes.groups.io ( email:cortesconnects+owner@cortes.groups.io ) Community Rules of Engagement ----------------------------- Please join with your real full name and email address to own everything that you express here. Please put kindness first, even when you have a differing opinion from someone else. Groups or messages that contain personal attacks will be denied and removed and repeated abuse will result in being permanently banned. Feel like someone is contravening kindness? Email cortesconnects+owner@cortes.groups.io ( email:cortesconnects+owner@cortes.groups.io ) Want One? --------- Nifty, right? Do you need a group email list for some kind of thing you're organizing on Cortes? Just fill in this form! ( https://forms.gle/2MuNVRYphMqE7GfV7 ) Who runs this thing? -------------------- Like many other things on Cortes, this is a community service maintained by a volunteer, Ayton Novak, who wants to help facilitate communication and community organizing. He spent 10x longer configuring this thing than anticipated, so yeah, there's going to be some misconfigurations, so let him know and also if you have any questions at cortesconnects+owner@cortes.groups.io or ayton@imanifest.ca Who paid for this thing? ------------------------ The volunteer elf, Ayton, who maintains this thing is immensely grateful to " The MicroGrants for Neighbours Program ( https://folku.ca/pj-categs/microgrants/ ) " that is funding the annual renewal cost for this groups.io platform subscription (from Jul-2021 to Jun-2022).
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Subgroups You Can Join

ANNOUNCEMENT-ONLY LISTS

These lists are announcement-only by the list owners/organizers.

  • Cortes Island Seniors Society
    This email group is for news from the Cortes Island Seniors Society. It is an announcement only list and only Moderators may send to the list.
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    3 Members, 1 Topic, Public Archives, Last Post:
  • Cortes Currents DAILY "announcement-only" Email List
    A *DAILY* "announcement-only" email list for readers/listeners of Cortes Currents ( https://cortescurrents.ca/ )
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    34 Members, 715 Topics, Public Archives, Last Post:
  • Cortes Currents WEEKLY "announcement-only" Email List
    A *WEEKLY* "announcement-only" email list for readers/listeners of Cortes Currents ( https://cortescurrents.ca/ )
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    52 Members, 133 Topics, Public Archives, Last Post:
  • Death Caring Collective: Announcements Only
    This is an announcement-only email list for people interested in the Cortes Death Caring Collective and Community-Led Death Care ( https://communityleddeathcare.ca/ ).
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    92 Members, 53 Topics, Public Archives, Last Post:
  • News from the SRD Regional Director for Cortes
    An announcement-only email from the SRD Regional Director for Cortes, Noba Anderson. You can find other notices at https://www.cortesisland.com/tideline/show5s/Regional_Directors_Reports
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    5 Members, 1 Topic, Archives Viewable By Parent Group, Last Post:
  • Cortes Island Family Support - Announcements
    This group email list is for announcements by the Cortes Island Family Support Program The Cortes Island Family Support Program ( http://www.cortesfamily.ca/ ) exists to support island families in becoming healthy, strong and resilient. Projects of the program include the annual Cortes Island Wellness Fair, parenting workshops and direct support to families in need. Through the program, confidential support is available for families experiencing financial, emotional and health challenges.
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    2 Members, 0 Topics, Archives Viewable By Parent Group
  • Folk University NEWS
    News and more news from Folk U -- At a time when our ideas and differences are being used to bring us further apart, can we as an island of people use these same tools to build us each up? We are an island blessed with riches of resources, learning, arts, writing, music, wood work, hand work, gardens, scientists, multiple generations, and beauty. Living on Cortes still provides an opportunity to appreciate that slower kind of learning… the kind for which we have had to work. Folk U is an opportunity to delight in curiosity and grow in community.
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    116 Members, 37 Topics, Public Archives, Last Post:

PARTICIPATORY LISTS

These lists are for conversations and organizing.

  • Cortes Housing Society - Board and Staff
    This is the private group email list for Board and Staff of the Cortes Housing Society.
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    11 Members, 104 Topics, Archives Viewable Only By Members, Last Post:
  • Death Caring Collective: Community-Led Death Care Volunteers
    These are people from the Death Caring Collective who are volunteering to support and assist families navigating death and dying, "Community-Led Death Care". Our goal is to create a group of knowledgeable volunteers who can help families or friends undertake some or all of the tasks involved in caring for their own loved ones at the time of death. Home funerals can be natural, meaningful, and inexpensive. Please join us in creating this worthwhile service on Cortes. The other volunteer group from the Death Caring Collective is the Natural Burial Committee.
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    19 Members, 0 Topics, Archives Viewable Only By Members, Restricted
  • Cortes Families - Talk
    Join this subgroup to communicate with other families on Cortes. All are welcome. Kindness and support are the mode. This email list exists to support each other to make being a parent (or child) on Cortes a little easier, more connected, and supported. Please share and invite others. The more families on Cortes, the better. Views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in any email communications belong solely to the author, and not to The Cortes Island Family Support Program ( http://www.cortesfamily.ca/ ). Members Manual: https://groups.io/helpcenter/membersmanual Post: family-talk@cortes.groups.io * Subscribe: family-talk+subscribe@cortes.groups.io * Unsubscribe: family-talk+unsubscribe@cortes.groups.io * Group Owner: family-talk+owner@cortes.groups.io * Help: family-talk+help@cortes.groups.io
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    51 Members, 44 Topics, Archives Viewable Only By Members, Restricted, Last Post:
  • Greenhouses
    * To collaborate and innovate on permaculture techniques in agricultural business. * To continue the conversation of filling the gaps in our agricultural infrastructure, like animal proof, large-scale composting for agricultural by products like spent grain, apple mash, and manure. * A place to share their personal greenhouse projects, so we can all innovate, collaborate and get inspired!
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    10 Members, 1 Topic, Archives Viewable Only By Members, Last Post:
  • cortes | homelearners
    This is the group email list for homelearners on Cortes.
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    4 Members, 0 Topics, Archives Viewable Only By Members
  • Making it on Cortes Network
    This is the general mailing list for people interested in creating a livelihood on Cortes and being part of the "Making it on Cortes" network.
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    54 Members, 16 Topics, Archives Viewable Only By Members, Last Post:
  • Parent Advisory Committee
    Cortes Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)
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    41 Members, 15 Topics, Archives Viewable Only By Members, Restricted, Last Post:
  • Cortes Island Social Profit Organizations/Initiatives
    For cross-pollinating ideas and collaborations among Cortes Islands social profit organizations.
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    46 Members, 90 Topics, Archives Viewable Only By Members, Restricted, Last Post:
  • Tourism Businesses on Cortes Island
    For communication among businesses and organizations that provide any type of service to visitors to Cortes Island.
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    16 Members, 2 Topics, Archives Viewable Only By Members, Restricted, Last Post:

NEIGHBOURHOOD LISTS

Join or create a subgroup for your Cortes neighbourhood! What's your definition of your neighbourhood and how do you want to name it? e.g. Hollyhock Heights, White Light District, Manson’s, Hood Linnaea, Cortes Bay, Tiberia, Squirrel Cove, Whaletown...? Get your neighbourhood organized and connected with a subgroup!

  • Cortes Bay Neighbourhood Mutul Aid
    This list exists so neighbours living around Cortes Bay can easily and freely share information and request/offer help from each other -- especially during this pandemic, but also about emergency preparedness and issues of neighbourhood concern in general.
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    21 Members, 6 Topics, Archives Viewable Only By Members, Last Post:
  • Smelt Bay Neighbours
    Hi Neighbours! Let's make sure everyone's looked after. This list exists so we can easily and freely share information and request/offer help from each other--especially during social distancing and the economic disruptions that are likely coming soon, but also about emergency preparedness and issues of neighbourhood concern in general. With that in mind: * If you're wondering about best health & hygiene practices to deal with COVID-19, please reach out. * If you become ill or are extra vulnerable to infection, and you need supplies or help around the house, please reach out. * If you're short on food or basic necessities, please reach out. * If you'd be willing to help people with the above things, or if you have extra supplies to share, please reach out. * If you're struggling with what to do because work and school have been disrupted, please reach out. You can email the whole group by writing to smeltbay@cortes.groups.io. If you'd rather offer or request something anonymously, please write to smeltbay+owner@cortes.groups.io and we'll get your message out. Let's keep showing up for each other. Here's to Cortes community resilience!!!
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    39 Members, 20 Topics, Archives Viewable Only By Members, Restricted, Last Post:
  • cortes | literaryafternoons
    This is the email group for "Literary Afternoons"
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    3 Members, 0 Topics, Public Archives
  • cortes | mealsonwheels
    Meals on Wheels email group.
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    2 Members, 1 Topic, Archives Viewable Only By Members, Last Post: