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Enhancing Community Well-Being: The Collective Impact Opportunity

This post contains the presentation, Enhancing Community Well-Being: The Collective Impact Opportunity, and additional links shared by Sylvia Cheuy at PRO Ontario's 2015 Educational Forum.

Baltimore Neighbourhoods Improving Opportunities for Babies

Antoine Dow
B'More for Healthy Babies is a collaborative project operating in two Baltimore neighbourhoods that has achieved positive results in improving the health of its youngest citizens and their families. It is led by the office of the Mayor in partnership with the Family League of Baltimore and Baltimore City Health Department.

The Power of Measuring Volunteer Impact

This story tells how a volunteer service club's work was affirmed by the use of quantitative data which demonstrated its impact and helped its volunteers to measure their success.

Every Town Needs a Doc

What makes where we live great? I think it's the people. Our community is blessed with dynamic people who are willing work together to make good things happen. In my community, there is no greater community-builder than long-time Rotarian Doc Gillies. This video shares Doc's 10 Principles for Being an Effective Community-Builder.

Reflection, Renewal and the Community Engagement Opportunity

The Haldimand Norfolk Healthy Communities Partnership (HCP) works collaboratively across sectors to champion projects that enhance the health and well-being of people across their Counties. The key focus areas of this initiative are: children, youth and all citizens are strong and connected; our community is safe; and, our residents are healthy.

Local Deepening Community Initiatives: A Tamarack Partnership Opportunity

This document summarizes a unique partnership opportunity between Tamarack and interested local communities. These projects create powerful learning labs that are both aspiration and profoundly practical. The outcomes: shared community leadership and a strengthened social fabric.

A Conversation About Community at Whole Village

This conversation explores the meaning and experience of community with members of an intentional community and eco-village in Caledon Ontario

Community Conversations: Next Steps

The launch of Paul Born’s latest book, Deepening Community: Finding Joy Together in Chaotic Times marks the beginning of the next phase of this work. Looking ahead, Tamarack will continue to partner with local communities to host Community Conversations to explore and deepen our understanding of community.

Is Community Essential for Social Innovation?

In a review of Deepening Community, the Stanford Social Innovation Review noted, “often social innovations assume that community exists already, and can provide a foundation for the changes we desire. The reality is that community has changed. Today many of us feel lonely even as part of a crowd."

Working in New Ways Towards a Shared Vision of Community

This post contains resources and presentations shared at a workshop hosted by The Pas Family Resource Centre on March 24th, 2014. Building upon foundational work to create an Urban Aboriginal Strategy, the aim of this event is to build consensus on how best to work together to strengthen the community as a whole.