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Attending the Cities Reducing Poverty Conference in 2019 was an experience to remember! I attended on behalf of the Town of Cochrane, Alberta with a fellow co-worker. There were several impactful takeaways from the event,...
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...
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.
The community wealth building field includes a broad range of models and innovations. Demonstrating how social procurement, as a key lever in this process, has enabled a network of public institutions to direct resources...
Fear is one of the biggest barriers that prevents changemakers from applying authentic community engagement practices. In this paper, Lisa Attygalle explores the role of fear in the engagement process, and provides practical strategies for transforming and applying fear in community engagement.
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