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Jennifer DeCoste

Jennifer DeCoste
Jennifer is dedicated to work that builds greater resiliency across Atlantic Canada and trusts intuitive, emergent leadership. Jennifer is working to curate an ecosystem for social changemakers in Atlantic Canada with WeavEast: a platform for connecting and working together in a more regionally collaborative way. She is committed, personally and professionally, to amplifying important work that is growing in the Atlantic region and reaching out into the world. Jennifer is also the founder of Life.School.House: a network of interconnected adult folkschools that represent a rebirth of the cooperative People’s Schools movement made famous by the Antigonish Movement in Nova Scotia and aligned with the Grundtvigian Folk High Schools in Denmark. She lives in Dartmouth NS with her husband, two boys, and a cat who rules them all.

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Building Social Capital Through Bartering, Learning and Relationships

Posted by Jennifer DeCoste on December 11, 2019

Maureen bustles around her kitchen, boiling water for tea and looking around for the sugar bowl. She has already laid out 20 mugs but decides at the last minute to pull 10 more out of the basement. It still isn’t quite enough but they’ll make do. She has never been formally trained in the practice of community development, but you won’t find a more natural community leader than Maureen.

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