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CASE STUDY | Crafting Social Capital One Home at a Time

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COVID-19 has brought about a cultural shift towards how we spend our time: more energy is being spent learning new talents and working on projects. Stores are reporting shortages on craft supplies, baking ingredients and lumber because people are learning or re-learning new skills.

These skills are a key ingredient in Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD). ABCD looks for and starts from people’s gifts and strengths (assets). These assets equip people to create local opportunities and respond to challenges in their neighbourhoods. Life.School.House in Nova Scotia is an example of an initiative that has been using social capital as a way to address complex issues such as social isolation.

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Vibrant Communities supports cities and local leaders to develop and implement large-scale change initiatives through four learning networks: Ending Poverty, Deepening Community, Building Youth Futures and Climate Transitions. 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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