Neighbourhood Learning Community
Community of Practice

Next meetings


Tuesday May 18th from 1-2 ET

Topic: How Local Communities can Support Seniors to Age in Place— During COVID-19 and Beyond

During this Community of Practice, Craig Madho from OpenLab will share their knowledge from working with seniors living in Toronto and the experience of operating the Friendly Neighbour Hotline to explore how volunteer networks and local communities can support seniors to age in place.


Save the date for upcoming CoP calls:

  • May 18, 2021 from 1-2pm ET

  • July 20, 2021 from 1-2pm ET

  • September 21, 2021 from 1-2pm ET

  • November 16, 2021 from 1-2pm ET


To learn more about this CoP please reach out to Heather Keam 


The aim of this bi-monthly Neighbourhood Learning Community of Practice (CoP) is to bring together community development practitioners working at the neighbourhood level.  


Goals of CoP

  • Support the work of neighbourhood and community leaders

  • Share resources, programs, policies and best practices for strengthening neighbourhoods and communities

  • Develop a dynamic network of practitioners that are intentionally working together to develop more connected, vibrant and resilient neighbourhoods

  • Develop a learning community that collaborates, co-generates knowledge, and achieves collective impact on complex neighbourhood issues

Resources from 2021 CoP calls


Exploring the role of neighbourhood associations

Tanya Sletten from the City of Kelowna and Ben Chobater from the City of Kamloops started our conversation off by sharing some of their reflections on both the challenges and opportunities of working with neighbourhood associations. We then took the conversation into small group breakouts and identified some common themes and topics for further discussion. 

Here is the recording (passcode: v.1Te9@=) and here are the slides from the City of Kelowna's presentation.


Age-friendly initiatives at a neighbourhood level

During our Neighbourhood Learning Community of Practice this week, we were joined by Jodi Mucha and Sarah Dyer from BC Healthy Communities. They shared an overview of age-friendly initiatives at the neighbourhood level and highlighted creative ways residents and neighbourhoods can get involved in age-friendly initiatives.

Here is the recording (passcode: ?*Rbk+2m) and here are the slides.



Want more information?

Reach out to Heather Keam

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