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Christie Nash

Christie Nash
Community engagement and striving for social justice have been strong threads throughout Christie's personal and professional life. An active volunteer with a number of community organizations, Christie has worked in the non-profit sector for almost ten years. She has a strong understanding of the intersection between the governance and practice of building healthy, inclusive, and hopeful communities. Christie is deeply committed to the notion that when people work together they can overcome complex issues and that diversity is our greatest strength. She understands that community conversations must be multi-faceted, dynamic, and that building relationships takes time.

Recent Posts

Dancing in the Rain

Posted by Christie Nash on October 6, 2016

A group of neighbours gathered in the middle of King Street in Peterborough, ON on Saturday September 17, 2016. Our heads kept turning left and right, making sure no cars were coming. We were holding back our instinct to get off the road and make sure that kids weren’t darting into oncoming traffic. It took us some time to feel safe on the road knowing that barricades were set up to stop cars from passing through. In this moment, we were reclaiming the street as a public space where we could re-imagine it as a car-free space where children and adults can play, be physically active, and experience our neighbourhood in a new way.

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Nominate Your #NBRHDHERO!

Posted by Christie Nash on April 13, 2016

Help your #Nbrhdhero win a full scholarship to the 2016 Deepening Community National Gathering!

Neighbourhood Heroes are those individuals that make our neighbourhoods healthier, more vibrant, and inclusive places to live. A neighbourhood hero is someone who has mastered the act of caring, and understands the art of neighbourliness.

Who is a #Nbrhdhero?

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A Conversation in the Avenues

Posted by Christie Nash on March 29, 2016

On Friday March 4th a group of twelve neighbours from the Avenues in Peterborough, ON gathered together for an après work beverage at a new establishment located in the neighbourhood to discuss what is awesome about where we live and how we can make it even better.

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Filling My Freezer and My Soul

Posted by Christie Nash on April 2, 2015

When I returned to work after my second parental leave, one of the things I found a challenge to get organized was cooking dinner for my family. Having limited time to cook delicious and nutritious meals, my husband and I began to double up on recipes so that we could eat dinner and freeze the rest for a quick meal another night. It didn't take long before we began to feel bored with our meals, not even having enough time to research and try out new recipes.

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Want to Build Community? Share Soup

Posted by Christie Nash on February 5, 2015

An early passage in Paul Born's book, Deepening Community: Finding Joy Together in Chaotic Times, reflects on how the act of bringing your neighbour soup is the single most important thing people can do to make a difference in this world.

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