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Taking Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) to Every Neighbourhood

Submitted by Natasha Pei on February 22, 2018 - 6:00am

Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) is an empowering strengths-focused approach to community work that is transforming the way we interact with community members and is revaluing the assets that each individual has to offer. But, despite the desire to move toward ABCD, making this paradigm shift calls for a dramatic change in the way we think, do, and invest.

This webinar is the third in a four-part series exploring how community development practitioners can apply ABCD in real life situations - from theory to practice - and now focusing on lessons emerging from the local level. Howard Lawrence, Karen Wilk, Deanne Patsula and Chantile Shannon tell us about Abundant Community Edmonton and their experience implementing ABCD in neighbourhoods throughout the city.

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Take Your Learning Further

  • Explore resources for municipalities and neighbourhood and block connectors on the Abundant Community website: conversation guides, introductory templates, information about building your own online database, and more.
  • Attend an in-person ABCD workshop with John McKnight, Cormac Russell, and 100+ ABCD practitioners from around Canada and the USA. April 17-19, 2018 | Kitchener, Ontario