Collected Reflections and Ideas from Neighbourhood Passionate People and Places across Aotearoa, NZ September 2014
In this seminar, Paul Born shares his thoughts on community and invites friends from all across Canada to join him in exploring some of the key questions and issues that emerge...
A Presentation by Jerry Firth, City of Lethbridge
Based in grassroots community organizing and taking an asset-based approach to this work, this strategy is being held within the Community and social development Department,and is based on a framework that is very much based on the social dynamics and social infrastructure of neighbourhoods.
The Working Together project and was intended to develop methods for libraries to work with socially excluded communities through a community development approach
A Webinar with guests John McKnight, Walter Brueggeman and Peter Block
A Tamarack Webinar with authors Peter Block, Walter Brueggemann, and John McKnight for an intimate conversation about their new book An Other Kingdom. We have invited these gentlemen to join us to discover what has inspired them to write this book together and explore their vision for their proposed paradigm...
Resilience Talks Learning Series Pt 1 with Milton Friesen and Liz Rykert
Milton Friesen interviewed complex organizational change and technology expert and President of Meta Strategies, Liz Rykert to explore how social patterns influence our ability to cope with difficulties and examine practical examples of projects that build social resilience- what makes them successful and...
A Webinar with guests Anne Harvey, Howard Lawrence, John McKnight and Peter Block
A Tamarack Webinar on the Abundant Community Edmonton with special guests Howard Lawrence and Anne Harvey from the City of Edmonton-the innovators and activators of this unique neighbourhood-building framework.
In their latest publication, Planh provides some great resources ideas for what local governments can do to increase social connectedness in communities. They also hosted an informative webinar featuring Milton Friesen, Louise Roberts and Stacy Barter and provided a number of valuable resources.
A publication by Canadian Policy Research Networks Inc.
This handbook builds on years of work at the Canadian Policy Research Networks bringing together cutting edge thinkers and practitioners in the field of citizen engagement.
Published in June 2015
This report represents the culmination of nine months of intensive work, led by the members of Canada's first Citizens' Assembly dedicated to the difficult task of developing guidance for a new community plan.
Resource Type: Report || Author: The Municipal Art Society of New York
Final Report for The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation
A report on Belonging by the Community Foundation of Kitchener Waterloo.
Resource Type: Article || Author Ed Everett
This article, written by a retired city manager, makes the case for why city managers need: to see community building as part of their role; be willing to change their thinking; and, offers examples for how it can be done.
Resource Type: Article || Authors: S. Lee, Y. Kim and R Philips
This article explores the intersection between community well-being and the practice of community development. It concludes that, "the practice and discipline of community development can serve as a vital role in actualizing community well-being..."
How local eating brought me closer to home
About a year and a half ago, I moved from Vancouver to a rural property in British Columbia. In Vancouver I had a large circle of friends and participated in numerous and diverse activities. Everyone who heard I was moving cautioned that I might get lonely living 25km outside a small town – and working from...