Cities Deepening Community Membership Directory

Welcome to the Cities Deepening Community Membership Directory.

We have members across Canada who have joined this national movement of cities interested in investing in the social well-being of citizens who live, work and play in their communities. These members are working on developing neighbourhood plans to strengthen the sense of belonging, connection and citizenship.

Learn more about Cities Deepening Community and check out our Membership Brochure.


Name Location Backbone Organization Contact Stage of Development Neighbourhood vs. City-led Urban vs Rural (Population served) Areas of Focus
Town of Cochrane Cochrane, AB Town of Cochrane

Deb Maxwell

Cindy Adekat

Engaging the Community City-led (25,853)
  • Community/neighbourhood association
Abundant Community Edmonton Edmonton, AB City of Edmonton Debra Jakubec Implementing Community Plan City-led Urban (981,280)
  •  Neighbourhood/Block Connectors,
  • Building Neighbourhood Leadership Capacity 
Northern Alberta Co-operative Housing Association Edmonton, AB Northern Alberta Co-operative Housing Association Ayana Inniss Engaging the Community  Collaborative (15,000) maybe
  • Fostering intentional community
St. Albert St. Albert, AB City of St. Albert Angie Dedrick Building the case for a strategy City-led Urban (65,589)
  • Block parties,
  • Supports Neighbourhood Connectors
  • Little Free Libraries
    Tool Lending
  • Fix it Cafe
Wood Buffalo Wood Buffalo, AB Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Leesa Mcleod Building the case for a strategy City-led (71,589)
  • Build capacity in neighbourhoods
Strong Neighbourhoods Kelowna, BC City of Kelowna

Aimee Jensen

Tanya Sletten

Building the case for a strategy City-led Urban (132,084)
  • Neighbourhood Grants
  • Support for Neighbourhood Events
  • Neighbour Day
  • Park & Play
City of Fort St. John Fort St. John, BC

City of Fort St. John

Naomi Gallant

Karin Carlson

Building the case for a strategy City-led Rural (20,155)
  • Building leadership capacity
Durham Regional Housing Durham, ON Durham Region Sherril Belile Developing the  plan City-led Urban (one neighbourhood)
  • Building leadership capacity
  • Building a plan for programs
  • Social Housing
City of Hamilton Hamilton, ON

City of Hamilton

Al Fletcher

Rikki Frith

Jocelyn Strutt

Renewing their strategy City-led Urban (579,200)
  • Community gardens
  • Urban Farm
  • Risk management toolkit for community events
Love my Hood Kitchener, ON

City of Kitchener

Mike Harris

Jenna van Klaveren

Implementing Community Plan  City-led Both (242,368)
  • Offers several community grants
  • Neighbours Day
  • Street parties
Neighbourhood Associations Kitchener, ON

City of Kitchener

Cindy Hanby

Kirstan Howells

Joanne DeSouza

Shannon Thomson

Building the case for a strategy Neighbourhood Led Urban ( Four Neighbourhood)
  • Supports 4 community associations 
  • Asset Mapping
  • Building a plan
Grey Bruce Health Unit Owen Sound, ON 

Bruce County

Grey County

Amber Shieck

Jason Weppler

Lisa Alguire


Evaluating the plan City Led  Rural (160,321)
  • Evaluation
  • Community Engagement
  • Social Housing
Queenston Neighbours Association St. Catherine's, ON City of St. Catherine's Brandon Agnew Engaging the community Neighbourhood-led Urban (one neighbourhood)
  • Building a common agenda
  • Building a plan
L'Arche Stratford Stratford, ON


Stephanie Calma

Karla Wilker

Developing the plan Non-profit Urban (one neighbourhood)
  • Building community among people with intellectual disabilities
  • Building a common agenda
  • Building a plan
Christian Horizons Waterloo, ON St Catherines

David Petkau

Tyler Cox

Engaging the Community Non-profit Urban (one neighbourhood)
  • Bringing community into group homes across the country.
  • Building a common agenda
  • Building a plan
New Brunswick Collaborative for Healthy Aging and Care Fredericton, NB



Riverside Albert

Erin Jackson

Engaging the community  Collaborative

Rural (In three towns)

  • Building a common agenda
  • Community Conversations
  • Asset mapping
  • Building a plan