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Creating Transformational (not Transactional) Experiences When Engaging Residents

What comes to mind when you think of a transformational experience? 

Here’s what it likely does not look like: Filling out a survey; being handed an information card; or responding to a public notice.  

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Get to Know Your Neighbours, They Might Just Save Your Life

It seems that there are more and more disasters happening all around the world. As I wrote this my power went out and it was 38 degrees outside. It may not seem like an emergency but what if the power was out for a long...

Canada’s First Poverty Dashboard - The Dimensions of Poverty Hub

The Dimensions of Poverty Hub is comprised of meaningful and measurable indicators that track progress in poverty reduction beyond the poverty line. Released in July 2019, the Hub serves as the official dashboard for...

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CASE STUDY | Building a Neighbourhood-Based Urban Climate Adaptation Infrastructure

Canadian communities across the country are facing the devastating consequences of increasingly severe weather such as extreme heat, drought, fire, floods, hurricanes and storms. Having supplies for the first 72 hours is...

Guide | Asset-Based Community Development at a Glance

“Asset Based Community Development” or ABCD looks for, and starts from people’s gifts and strengths (assets). These assets equip people to create local opportunities and respond to needs and challenges in their...

PAPER | Changing How I Think About Community Change

Many traditional approaches for addressing a complex issue like poverty, health & climate action have, until recently, emphasized siloed, single-sector approaches that focus on a specific set of achievable strategies. Yet...

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Cities Reducing Poverty

Cities Reducing Poverty is a network of 330 municipalities represented by 70+ regional partners working collaboratively to end poverty in their communities.  

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Cities Deepening Community

Cities Deepening Community is a network of 67 cities seeking to strengthen neighbourhoods and 25 cities developing community plans to grow citizen engagement, civic leadership and a sense of belonging. 

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