Video Interviews from Community: Programs and Policies 2014

Submitted by lgemmel on July 14, 2014 - 10:55am
Video Clips on Tamarack's YouTube Channel

The recent Community: Programs and Policies gathering in Kitchener, Ontario on June 23-26 was a wonderful opportunity to meet more than 150 people who are all deeply interested in and committed to the importance of community.  Community has a Job to Do!  Will Snyder and I took advantage and interviewed many of the speakers and participants to ask them what brought them to the event and what they were learning.  You can see clips from the interviews posted to Tamarack’s YouTube channel as detailed below, including this opening montage:  

http://youtu.be/JG2sHfE0ozk

Paul Born

Paul Born, President of Tamarack, describes the Community: Programs and Policies gathering held in Kitchener on 23-26 June, 2014, and the idea that community has a job to do.

http://youtu.be/g6bt5bJ2WIE

John McKnight

John McKnight is best known as the creator of Asset Based Community Development and was a featured speaker and presenter at the Community: Programs and Programs gathering hosted by the Tamarack Institute in Kitchener, Ontario on June 23-26, 2014.  John describes his experience, some of the differences between the US and Canadian approach to community development, and his collaboration with Peter Block in writing The Abundant Community

http://youtu.be/RqeLtMuDMPc

Al Etmanski

Al Etmanski describes his interest in the Community: Programs and Policies gathering held in Kitchener, Ontario on June 23-26 June, 2014, and relates the story of the “Spirit Canoe”, as brought to life by Bill Reid’s famous sculpture Spirit of Haida Gwaii, the Jade Canoe, and its significant message. 

http://youtu.be/3V3hhV7df4s

Vickie Cammack

Vickie Cammack was a featured presenter at this year's Community: Programs and Policies gathering in Kitchener, Ontario on June 23-26, 2014.  In this brief interview she describes her focus on addressing isolation through intentional networks and the use of technology to connect people with caregivers. 

http://youtu.be/9lSF8L3kj6M 

Joe Schaeffer

We interviewed Joe Schaeffer at the Community: Programs and Policies gathering to find out more about his work and background and his newly released book Living Community: Thirty think pieces for moving from dreams to reality

http://youtu.be/_Y37zSHQ3iA

Peter Hughes

We interviewed Peter Hughes at the Community: Programs and Policies gathering to learn about his work at GreenUp (www.greenup.on.ca ) in Peterborough, Ontario and what brought him to this event. 

http://youtu.be/wAG1HD4Vs7g

Nora Smith

We interviewed Nora Smith, the Family Community Support Services Coordinator in Delburne, Alberta, to find out about the origins of the Belonging: Delburne photo mural project, part of Tamarack’s 1000 Conversations campaign. 

http://youtu.be/1c6p8zv-2Bg

Scott Cameron

Scott Cameron is Social Planning Manager for the City of Red Deer, Alberta, and we asked what brought him to the Community: Programs and Policies gathering hosted by the Tamarack Institute in Kitchener, Ontario on 23-26 June, 2014.  

http://youtu.be/gdG9soI2bUM

Stacey Green

Stacey Green teaches recreation and community building at Niagara College and has been following the policy work of Tamarack for more than 10 years.  She describes her experience as a volunteer at the Community: Programs and Policies gathering held on 23-26 June, 2014 in Kitchener, Ontario. 

http://youtu.be/jtL-4tocgnc

Michael Toye

Michael Toye is the Executive Director of the Canadian Community Economic Development Network (ccednet-rcdec.ca ) and describes the work of CEDNet and his interest in the Community: Programs and Policies event hosted by the Tamarack Institute in Kitchener-Waterloo on 23-26 June, 2014. 

http://youtu.be/ypegyrQD2pg

Joe Erpenbeck

Joe Erpenbeck is the Director of Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is currently working on an initiative called Building Caring Communities.  Joe has worked with John McKnight and the ABCD Institute for more than 15 years.   

http://youtu.be/S9ssd0XRssw

Dia Mamatis

Dia Mamatis from Toronto Public Health is working on mental health and the overall well-being of Toronto residents with an emphasis on social inclusion and inter-generational programming.  In this interview from Community: Programs and Policies held in Kitchener, Ontario on 23-26 June, Dia describes some of the new ideas that she is learning about.

http://youtu.be/CIeO2sz12T4

David Derbyshire

David Derbyshire is a community developer working in Hamilton, Ontario, on a community action strategy and has been involved with Tamarack for more than five years through Vibrant Communities and other initiatives.  In this interview David talks about his interest and participation in the Community: Programs and Policies gathering hosted by Tamarack in Kitchener, Ontario on 23-26 June, 2014. 

http://youtu.be/YxRNNTRyXYM

Carol Stewart-Kirkby

Carol Stewart-Kirkby is the Executive Director of United Way of Niagara Falls and Greater Fort Erie and is interested in how to engage more deeply with communities and to support policy change.  We interviewed Carol at the Community: Programs and Policies gathering hosted by Tamarack in Kitchener, Ontario on June 23-16, 2014. 

http://youtu.be/LYTBks4fFZM

Doug McKlusky

Doug McKlusky is with the local Safe and Healthy Communities Citizen Advisory Committee in Kitchener, Ontario, and is participating in the Community: Programs and Policies gathering organized by the Tamarack Institute to share his experience and learn from others. 

http://youtu.be/qmsc_RkZpDY

Michael Jones

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

http://youtu.be/GaIqVcqBU-U

Tim Ames

Tim Ames is the Executive Director of the Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN) and the Plan Institute, working with family members to give their loved ones with a disability a network of caring relationships, a sound financial plan, opportunities for contributions, supported decisions making options and a place to call home.  In this interview from the Community: Programs and Policies gathering in Kitchener-Waterloo on 23-26 June, 2014, Tim describes his work and what brought him to the event.  

http://youtu.be/oNbKlH-6SZg

Laird Schaub

Laird Schaub has lived in intentional communities for most of his life and is a co-founder and administrator for the Fellowship for Intentional Community.  In this interview at the Community: Programs and Policies gathering in Kitchener, Ontario, on June 23-26, 2014, Laird describes his interest in community development and what he might contribute.    

http://youtu.be/DGPGPw3-6_Y

Deepening Community Rap Video

And don’t forget this fabulous rap video based on three chapters of Paul Born’s new book, Deepening Community.  Will Snyder produced this and it was shown at one of our plenaries - here is the short version:

http://youtu.be/8okU03V9yaA

 

Comments:
Thank-you!

Hi Larry,

Just wanting to thank-you so much for the gift of your time and expertise in putting this together to share the insights and wisdom of these amazing people in digestible video clips. What a wonderful resource!