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Building Strong Communities One Conversation at a Time

“So, let me get this straight, we’re inviting people over for a BBQ and the purpose is…just to…talk to each other?”

I had to laugh at my partner’s confusion when I recently hosted a gathering with the goal of fostering...

A Reflection on The Abundant Community

It fascinates me how the concept of community can be so different between people. I thought I had an accurate depiction of what a community is, but after reading The Abundant Community by John McKnight and Peter Block, I now...

How A Belonging Lens Can Transform Our Strategies And Impact

What if, we used a “belonging lens” to look at our world and began to see our social problems as a compass leading us directly to the values and relationships that need strengthening? When you really think about it, at the...

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CASE STUDY | Evaluating Community Efforts: A Vivo Story

There are several organizations and municipalities are focusing their efforts on neighbourhoods. But how do they know their efforts are making a difference when there are many factors, people and programs involved? How do...

WEBINAR | The Winnipeg Boldness Project: Community Wisdom & Systems Change

This webinar focused on the experience of The Winnipeg Boldness Project, a research and development project working alongside the North End community to create improved outcomes for children in the Point Douglas...

SUMMARY | Select Poverty Reduction Strategies

This collection of poverty reduction strategies provides a glimpse into the work of eight Cities Reducing Poverty (CRP) members. It shines a spotlight on some of the poverty reduction efforts across Canada in diverse...

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Cities Reducing Poverty

Cities Reducing Poverty is a network of more than 175 cities represented by 61 regional partners who are 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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