Grey Bruce County, Ontario Case Study

Submitted by Christie Nash on January 15, 2016 - 4:21pm

In 2012, in an attempt to gain a better understanding of how to build deeper and stronger communities, Tamarack launched a campaign to host 1,000 conversations in communities across Canada 9final report attached).  Emerging from these conversations are incredible stories from people who shared of communities coming together in times of need and opportunity.  It also presented common themes of a sense of belonging, the importance of building on community assets, and how creating a shared vision of what community looks like can be a powerful exercise in people working together to create a better world.

Four years later, these conversations are continuing. At the heart, this project creates an opportunity to think and act differently together: recognizing that no one sector, working alone, can effectively address complex community issues.

In spring of 2014, Grey-Bruce Public Health and Tamarack began a partnership to launch a Community Conversations Project. Over a six-month period, 47 conversations took place with approximately 407 people across 10 sectors and 351 surveys were completed.

Please explore the attached story of Grey Bruce County to learn a story of community engagement and visioning of a future.

 

In 2012, in an attempt to gain a better understanding of how to build deeper and stronger communities, Tamarack launched a campaign to host 1,000 conversations in communities across Canada.  Emerging from these conversations are incredible stories from people who shared of communities coming together in times of need and opportunity.  It also presented common themes of a sense of belonging, the importance of building on community assets, and how creating a shared vision of what community looks like can be a powerful exercise in people working together to create a better world.

Four years later, these conversations are continuing. At the heart, this project creates an opportunity to think and act differently together: recognizing that no one sector, working alone, can effectively address complex community issues.

Please explore the attached story of Delburne, Alberta and their inspiring story of nurturing belonging

- See more at: http://deepeningcommunity.ca/library-topics/conversations/delburne-alberta-case-study#sthash.y5pyHmPQ.dpuf