The Power of Neighbourhood Associations as Foundational to Creating Resilience and Relevance

Submitted by Christie Nash on June 14, 2016 - 4:06am

From June 7-9th, 2016 over 160 of the finest minds in neighbourhood building from across Canada and the United states gathered in Edmonton, AB to to explore promising approaches and resources that build resilient communties and neighbourhoods that create relationships of care, stong and connected neighbourhoods, Collective Impact, and resilient communities. 

With 16 workshops and 4 walk-abouts, these spaces were a time of deep learning, connecting, and sharing.  

One of these workshops was The Power of Neighbourhood Associations as Foundational to Creating Resilience and Relevance with Jerry Firth of Lethbridge, Alberta.

This session explored how neighbourhood associations ground communities in resilience in the face of changing realities, be they environmental, social or other. Some over-arching theories and philosophies are touched on before providing tools that open spaces for neighbourhood associations and give them relevance in municipalities.

Please find attached the slide deck and handouts for this presentation.