This case study by Dan Ritchie, Hardy Steinke, Nicole Bonder and Christine Bennett explores the ABCD approach of Heart Comonos in Cooksville-Mississauga, Ontario.
Over the past few years, how we connect with our neighbours has increasingly changed. Heart Comonos is an initiative established in Cooksville-Mississauga, Ontario, focused on building connections through in person events and online gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Taking an agile and adaptable approach, they have been exploring ways to sustain their efforts while promoting multiple dimensions of wellness. As an extension of a faith-based group, Joshua Creek Church, their introduction to Asset Based Community Development has led to expanding their scope and intentions.
Heart Comonos has been using unique and adaptable programming as a stepping stone for residents to build a collective vision for Cooksville. One question that Heart Comonos has been considering is how to best formalize their evolving collaborative, while connecting residents' gifts and assets.
Deepen your learning:
- Heart Comonos Website: HeartComonos.ca
- Sign up for our Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Community of Practice
- Read ABCD at a Glance