Vibrant Communities

Vibrant Communities Canada supports cities and local leaders to develop and implement large-scale change initiatives through three learning networks:

  • Cities Reducing Poverty is a network of more than 330 municipalities represented by 80 regional partners who are working collaboratively to end poverty in their communities.

  • Cities Deepening Community is a learning community dedicated to strengthening communities, neighbourhoods and citizen connections. We are working with 74 neighbourhood strategy leaders in 32 cities, 54 practitioners promoting the citizens role in emergency preparedness, and are dedicated to completing 25 local deepening community initiatives in different cities over the next 5-years.

  • Communities Building Youth Futures working in partnership with the Learning Branch, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), the Tamarack Institute will implement a five-year Collective Impact strategy to help increase high school graduation rates for youth facing barriers.

These communities support change-makers to regularly interact with and learn from their peers to end poverty in their communities and strengthen connections between citizens. 

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 a more equitable society. 

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