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What is Social Capital and How Do You Build it?

Have you ever gone to a conference, workshop or event, met new people who had similar ideas, and passions and continued that relationship beyond the event? That is an example of social capital.  What about job hunting? Have...

Local Business Benediction

In this COVID economy, some local businesses have been able to weather the storm, while others have been swept away by the waves. Even in a non-pandemic year, it’s a tough go. This is something I learned from my hometown,...

Building Democracy “with” Community

Over the past three decades there has been a fundamental shift in informal social ties, tolerance and trust, political and civic engagement in our communities. Evidence shows that our actual experiences of being involved in...

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CASE STUDY | Crafting Social Capital One Home at a Time

COVID-19 has brought about a cultural shift towards how we spend our time: more energy is being spent learning new talents and working on projects. Stores are reporting shortages on craft supplies, baking ingredients and...

GUIDE | Exploring the Importance of Social Capital

Atlantic Canada has been uniquely positioned during the global Coronavirus outbreak. Among the other provinces in Canada and compared to many nations of the world, they are experiencing relative safety and holding up better...

WEBINAR | Democracy - A New Idea For Government to Do 'With' Not 'For'

In this webinar, John McKnight and David Mathews explored why there is a loss of faith in governing institutions, why doing 'with' not 'for' can work and examples of how it has worked and what can citizens do to be producers...

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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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Communities Building Youth Futures

Communities Building Youth Futures is a five-year strategy to work with up to 13 communities to develop system-wide solutions for youth as they build and act upon plans for their future.

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