Welcome to the April 2015 issue of the Seekers Journal. It has been an exciting month here at Deepening Community. There is a lot of momentum building for our Neighbours: Re-imaging Cities ~ Re-engaging Citizens Gathering which is taking place in Hamilton, ON from June 8-10, 2015. This gathering will host champions in neighbourhood-building from around the world, including renowned community-builders John McKnight, Jim Diers, Vickie Cammack and Paul Born. We have people joining us from all over the country and internationally who will learn from one another and explore opportunities to accelerate our collective capacity to strengthen neighbourhoods and deepen community.
Later this month, we will be hosting a webinar: Imagining and Engaging: The Hamilton Neighbourhood Story with Suzanne Brownn, Manager of Neighbourhood Development Strategies. This FREE event will also provide an opportunity to discover the highlights, results and learnings from that city’s neighbourhood action strategy as well as have an opportunity for questions and answers.
The greatest fuel for this social movement is the incredible stories that are illustrating what is possible when neighbours, cities and organizations work and learn together. Tamarack is pleased to offer leadership to document, champion and accelerate the important work of deepening community. This month we have heard from several new bloggers who are sharing their stories and resources with us, some of them we are sharing in this issue.
We love to hear from you! By committing to work and learn from each other, we will rediscover the power – and accelerate the practice – of deepening community, together. Please join us and add your insights, wisdom and curiosity to this growing movement.