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What happened to build back better?

Posted by Paul Born on March 7, 2022

I know that we are all exhausted by two years of COVID ravaging our communities! We just want it to go away and “please just let us get on with our lives”. I just want to hang out with family and friends, go to a café, a movie a concert. I am so desperate for safe human contact that I even long for a real face to work meeting to discuss real issues with real people!

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Small and mid-sized communities navigating through the climate crisis

Posted by Jorge Garza on December 13, 2021

Cities have a major role to play locally in response to the climate emergency and its repercussions by strengthening community resilience and developing innovative and more equitable ways to collaborate across sectors.

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Being Adult Allies to a Courageous Generation

Posted by Sarah Precious on April 29, 2021

There have been many important articles written about how COVID-19 is affecting the mental health of our youth. Statistical data reports, youth-led articles, parent editorials and social media that has been sharing the youth story with the world since March 2020.

What we can’t lose sight of, is how we as adult ally’s, can actively hold space and come alongside youth in support. Allies, who are ready to partner with youth in this difficult time.

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An Action Plan to Build Community Readiness

Posted by Liz Weaver on March 1, 2018

Achieving success is not about wishing for the best future, but being prepared to do the difficult work of getting ready. Ready Set Go: Building Readiness for Collaborative and Community Impact is a brand new paper designed to help community change practitioners set into place all the conditions required to move from idea to execution to impact.

Many of us jump into collaboration without considering the context of the community or the issue that we are hoping to change. We gather around collaborative tables and look to the future, often without considering how to leverage what already exists, how our community might respond and where potential synergies might be which could be the launch pads toward impact.

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