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A Story of Neighbourhood Civic Action

The Power of Civic Action just released by the Metcalf Foundation tells the inspiring story of the Thorncliffe Park Women’s Committee whose leadership is credited with revitalizing the community’s park and creating an engine of economic, environmental, and social activity in their neighbourhood.

Deepening Community: Realizing the Possibility of Citizen Leadership

Sustain Ontario is committed to convening a diversity of stakeholders to explore innovative ways to transform Ontario's Food System - Together. This post contains the resources recently shared in a workshop presented at Sustain Ontario's 2015 Bring Food Home Conference in Sudbury Ontario.

Thinking and Acting Differently: The Collective Impact Opportunity

Access the presentation and resources developed for the PRO Ontario Workshop that explores opportunities to use the Collective Impact Framework to advance recreation and leisure initiatives in communities across Ontario.

Exploring the Collective Impact Opportunity

A diverse group of 40 learners traveled from across Labrador’s Northern Peninsula to explore Collective Impact was a useful framework for helping advance the work of their Wellness Coalition.

Exploring the Collective Impact Opportunity

A diverse group of 40 learners traveled from across Labrador’s Northern Peninsula to explore Collective Impact was a useful framework for helping advance the work of their Wellness Coalition.

Exploring Belonging in Kitchener-Waterloo

We Can Design Belonging, a report recently released by the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation, researched the experience of belonging for residents of Kitchener, Waterloo and Woolwich and outlines an approach to improving people’s sense of belonging in their region.

College Social Life Can Predict Well-being at Midlife

A new study published by the University of Rochester highlights the long-term benefits of creating a robust social network in your early adulthood.

Valuing the Intangible: The Impact of Deepening Community

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The choice to deepen community is, on the one hand, so incredibly ordinary. On the other hand, strengthening connection to our neighbours and choosing to invest in the strengthening of social ties within communities is proving to be an important strategy for achieving meaningful impact on a range of complex community issues.

Valuing the Intangible

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The choice to deepen community – connecting with family and friends; sharing stories with neighbours; or enjoying local celebrations – is, on the one hand, incredibly ordinary. On the other hand, strengthening connection to our neighbours and investing in the social ties of our community is proving to be an important strategy.

An Innovation in Caring for Vulnerable Seniors

This innovative program for vulnerable seniors shows how regular visits from paramedics are helping them to live longer in their own homes. The program is also cost-effective.