Community Animator's blog

Michael Jones Interview at Community: Programs and Policies

Michael Jones is a leadership educator, dialogue facilitator, writer, and pianist/composer who participated in Tamarack's Communities: Programs and Policies event in Kitchener, Ontario on 23-26 June, 2014.

Vickie Cammack Interview at Community: Programs and Policies

Vickie Cammack addressing isolation through intentional networks and the use of technology to connect people with caregivers.

Inspiring Neighbourhoods

A list of 5 community movements that are inspiring our Deepening Community Animator. What is inspiring you?

Welcome to Deepening Community

Imagine: city planners designing neighbourhoods to increase social capital; elderly people staying in their neighbourhoods for another 5 years; mental health rates declining because neighbours are caring for each other and creating a greater sense of connection and belonging together.

Who is coming over to your house?

A new Toronto multi-sector group, CLARION, asked people from all levels of government to brainstorm how to develop and support the ability of Canadian neighbourhoods and residents to look after each other in emergencies.

YAM CAM: A Film Screening for Youth, By Youth

This festival gave us the opportunity not only to see how we have developed as a program, but also how far our youth have come. The YAMCAM 2016 Film Awards gave us the chance to see the incredible people these kids are becoming. Our training sessions are just a snapshot of their lives.

Neighbourhood Strategy built by Neighbours, for Neighbours

Kitchener gets feedback for the creation of an incredible neighbourhood strategy!

Caring is Life: Key Note Address by Vickie Cammack & Al Etmanski

A moving keynote address that holds the importance of care at the centre. Al and Vickie discuss communal gardening and other acts of goodness in their hometown of Surrey, BC as examples of a positive movement.

Deepening Community Changed my Life

Emanuel Jackson attended the Deepening Communities gathering in Edmonton and it changed his life.

How to Build a Better Neighborhood

This blog post is an excerpt from an article written by Tina Rosenberg in which she explores the ideas of community building and placemaking in the New York Times "Opinionator"column