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

Community Building, Neighbourhood Strategy, ABCD, Cities Deepening Community, CDC Publications

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 community and support the development of neighbourhood plans? This is what Coordinators at the Lakeview Harbourside neighbourhood have been working on for the past year as members of Cities Deepening Community. This case study explores the role of the Coordinators and how they shifted away from doing for residents to supporting residents to do for themselves.  

Vibrant Communities Canada

By Vibrant Communities Canada

Vibrant Communities Canada supports cities and local leaders to develop and implement large-scale change initiatives through three learning networks: Cities Reducing Poverty, Cities Deepening Community and Communities Building Youth Futures. Our belief is that when we are effective in strengthening community capacity to engage citizens, lead collaboratively, deepen community and reduce poverty, our work contributes to the building of peace and more equitable society.

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