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The Quest for Certainty in Uncertain Times

In their 2016 paper Collective Impact 3.0: An Evolving Framework for Community Change, my colleagues Liz Weaver and Mark Cabaj shared a quote from Eric Bonabeau, CEO, Icosystems, who observed that:

“Managers would rather...

Fostering an age-friendly community on the East shore of Kootenay Lake

The world’s population is rapidly aging, and the population in BC is no exception. Within the next 10 years, it is expected that a quarter of the population in the province will be over the age of 65. Through the...

The Hope in Facing Truth

We made it!

2020 has felt simultaneously like the longest and shortest year. So many of us anticipated and planned for a year of significant accomplishments, opportunities and growth. We felt that 2020 would be a year of...

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WEBINAR | Innovative Approaches to Ending Social Isolation in Canada

After months of social distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are facing what some are calling a “loneliness pandemic.” Social isolation is increasingly being recognized as a public health issue in Canada. 

CASE STUDY | Building a Neighbourhood Plan - Doing With Not For

Traditional models of housing services are that they are responsible for social housing programs and property management of houses. But what if we changed the purpose of housing services so that they build a sense of...

WEBINAR | Making the Case for Arts-Based Engagement

The Arts bring life to our communities. They spark joy. They teach. It connects. They ask us to see things differently. But so often when the arts are used in community engagement activities it feels like an add-on, a...

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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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