Deepening Community

Community: Programs and Policies
June 23-26th, 150 people from across North American gathered in Victoria Park (Kitchener, ON) to explore policies, programs and practices that deepen community. Here are some of the resources that emerged from this gathering.
An Online Learning Community for those who care about the vibrancy of their communities
Imagine: city planners designing neighbourhoods to increase social capital; elderly people staying in their neighbourhoods for another 5 years; mental health rates declining because neighbours are caring for each other and creating a greater sense of connection and belonging together.
How asking for help makes any community event better.
In our busy lives, deciding to host yet another event for your friends, family, or neighbours can seem daunting. In reality, by asking for help from your community to pull off your event, you allow them space to bring their gifts, and encourage a deeper sense of belonging.
A Sneak Peak into the 2016 Deepening Community Gathering
At this year's national three-day gathering, Deepening Community: Resilient Neighbourhoods · When People Care, we will revive your hope in the power of residents and community.
Waterloo Youth win UN award for their rap video inspired by Deepening Communities, exploring what brings people together and tears communities apart.
Tamarack's Unique Partnership Opportunity with Local Communities
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.
Continuing to listen and learn through conversations
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.
Community: Programs and Policies 2014
June 23-26th, 150 people from across North American gathered in Victoria Park (Kitchener, ON) to explore policies, programs and practices that deepen community. Here are some of the resources that emerged from this gathering.
Community: Programs and Policies
June 23-26th, 150 people from across North American gathered in Victoria Park (Kitchener, ON) to explore policies, programs and practices that deepen community.
Pre-event learning for the Community:Programs and Policies gathering
Join Paul Born as he shares highlights from his just-released book Deepening Community: Finding Joy Together in Chaotic Times and profiles programs – from a faith community, a collective impact approach, and a community conversation approach – that have proven very effective at building strong communities.
An excerpt from Paul's book "Deepening Community"
This excerpt from Paul Born's book "Deepening Community" describes Rita's Story: "How We Live Matters"
An excerpt from Paul's book "Deepening Community"
This excerpt from Paul Born's book "Deepening Community" describes Jill's story: "Lonely is a Choice".
The Deepening Community Book Site: Tools/Ideas for Engagement
the site is filled with clear opportunities and actions to take explore and deepen one's sense of community. On the "Get Involved" page, you will find key ways to go deeper...
The Foreword to Paul Born's new book, Deepening Community
Unfortunately, the idea of community is more on our lips than in our experience. The speaking about community is always genuine, but it so goes against the individualism and fear embedded in our modern culture that it represents longing more than reality. It is more an adjective than a statement of central purpose.
A Q&A thread following Paul Born's webinar about his new book, Deepening Community
There was not enough time to answer all the questions and so the question below was sent along afterwards and another great dialogue ensued. We wanted to share it with you, as you may have the same wonderings...