Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Canada
Community of Practice

Next Meeting

Date: August 30, 2018 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm EDT 

Topic: Touchstone 2 - Identifying a Community Animator


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The aim of the monthly Asset-Based Community Development Community of Practice (ABCD CoP) is to go deeper on ABCD practice and explore helpful tools and resources by bringing together practitioners and residents who are are applying or are seeking to apply an ABCD approach to their community development work.

This CoP series will build on learning and experiences from the 2018 ABCD Kitchener Workshop and support participants and their colleagues to take their learning further, highlight practices and/or stories of success, and build capacity amongst peers.

Benefits of Membership

By joining this unique community of practice you will be able to share your experiences and knowledge in free-flowing and creative ways with other professionals who are working on similar challenges or issues. By engaging in facilitated conversations with your peers, you will uncover new approaches to problems, build your professional skill set, access new ideas and contribute to the transfer of best practices.

Our Commitment 

  • Provide a system of support and professional development for individuals who are working on ABCD 
  • Support and encourage the development and extension of specialist knowledge
  • Keep abreast of and participate in leading best practices
  • Identify potential areas for research and development
  • Mentorship to build capability of less experienced practitioners
  • Provide a facilitated communication channel
  • Provide a mutual support network for solo practitioners
  • Create a link with other networks and Communities of Practice

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