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How Belonging Strengthens Community Connectedness

The ideas are quickly flowing from the jumble in my mind to the neat lined pages of the notebook sitting on the table in front of me while I listen to the day’s overview at the Community Change Institute (CCI). As I take in...

Collective Impact & Public Health: Partnering for Systems Change

Public health (PH) has a long history of bringing about large-scale social change to create better health for populations — particularly for those with less than optimal living conditions.

3 Lessons for Funders from “Collaborating With the Enemy”

If anyone knows his way around solving wicked, persistent problems through collaboration it’s Adam Kahane. The Canadian change-agent has facilitated collaborations that have catalyzed peace in South Africa, Guatemala,...



Developing Evaluations That Are Used

TOOL | Evaluation findings, if used at all, are usually one piece of the decision making pie, not the whole pie. Rhetoric about "data-based decision making" and "evidence-based practice" can give the impression that one...

Shared Measurement: The Why is Clear, the How Continues to Develop

PAPER | Shared Measurement: The Why is Clear, The How Continues to Develop is a paper written by evaluation expert Mark Cabaj, that offers five practical shared measurement challenges that, if not handled well, can weaken a...

Turf, Trust, Co-Creation & Collective Impact

PAPER | Authentic community change moves at the speed of trust. And yet, we spend so little time and focus on intentionally building trust amongst partners. This paper explores the intricacies of trust, how to build it and...



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Cities Reducing Poverty

Cities Reducing Poverty is a collective impact movement aimed at reducing poverty for 1 million Canadians through the efforts of local multi-sector roundtables and the alignment of poverty reduction strategies at the municipal, provincial and federal levels.

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Cities Deepening Community

Cities Deepening Community is dedicated to developing our collective understanding about the power of citizens and supporting programs, policies and practices that strengthen communities and neighbourhoods and mobilize citizen leadership to enhance social capital.

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