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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.

What Counts?

Connections and actions may result in a change in attitude by participants and neighbors regarding the significance of the neighborhood.

In Search of the Tie That Binds

It is my hypothesis that the generational change in the neighborhood story results from the rapid transformation of local citizen producers to resident consumers.

Embracing Deviance

The institutional aggregation of developmentally disabled people evokes the label rather than the individual capacity.

Montréal's Centre Sud Nourishing Neighbourhood Webinar

Explore Centre-sud, a central-Montreal working class neighbourhood, and be guided through its strategy for collectively addressing food security issues through a unique combination of creative and logical solutions

The Dilemma of Meetings

The meeting issue at the local level is often a problem because they rarely keep a significant number of people involved.

The Affinity Dilemma

The essence of most associational groups is that they are composed of a group of people who care about each other and/or the same thing. By its very nature, this affinity creates outsiders.