Co-Design: Facilitating Community-Led Innovation

 

How can you bring diverse members of your community together to develop creative new ideas, innovative approaches to persistent problems, and build alignment and momentum for action?

 

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Leveraging Local Assets through Anchor Collaboratives

In January we heard from Nate Stephens of the Democracy Collaborative and Hanifa Kassam from the Toronto Poverty Reduction Office share their work of Anchor Collaboratives.

Shift Your Evaluation from Activity to Impact Reporting

Cities Reducing Poverty members are showing increasing interest in making the shift from evaluating and reporting on their activities – such as the number of volunteer hours worked or the amount of people who registered for...

Understanding the Impact of Power and Privilege in Community Change

Over the past few years, the Tamarack Institute has been exploring the role and impact that power and privilege have on community change work.
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Developing A Common Agenda For A Poverty Reduction Plan

This guide outlines a proven, appreciative inquiry approach that Vibrant Communities – Cities Reducing Poverty has developed through coaching engagements with cities and communities across Canada and beyond. It will help...

WEBINAR | Building Social Capital through Community Development

What do you do once you have mapped out the assets in your community? How can you engage residents to share their gifts and talents? Life.School.House. is a model of community development that uses folk school classes to...

PAPER | Strengthening Evaluation Literacy

Over time reframing evaluation in our work to be more participatory and collaborative leads to higher levels of learning, strengthened community relations and greater transparency.

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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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