After more than 10 years, we've learned some lessons we want to share.
Over the past 10 years, thirteen cities across Canada have been involved in an action learning experiment to reduce poverty. They have been applying collective impact conditions and have learned some lessons.
Vibrant Communities Canada is delighted to be partnering with Carleton University and the Canadian Alliance for Community-Service Learning in a seven year action research project called, CFICE (pronounced “suffice”).
CF:ICE is officially launched
Four cross-community hubs:poverty, food security, environment and violence against women, will be exploring how the power of the academic campus can become a force for social change.
A useful tool for communities wanting to change
How many times have you sat around a collaborative planning table and said...we need to change this. You meet and meet but little changes. Use a Theory of Change approach to drive your change forward.
By: Amanda Sheedy, Canadian Policy Research Networks Inc.
An Environmental Scan of Programs and Services Serving Aboriginal People in Saskatoon
Resource Type: Podcast | Speaker: Alison Mathie & John Gaventa
In this podcast, Drs. Alison Mathie and John Gaventa of the Coady International Institute, talk about North American Innovations in Citizen-Led Sustainable Development.
Resource Type: Podcast | Speaker: Tierney Smith
Canada shares about the connection between Technology and Social Media for Community Engagement. She reveals tips and tricks for how organizations can use these "new" tools to enhance their leadership, communities and engagement efforts.
Resource Type: Audio Seminar | Speaker: Meg Wheatley
In this podcast, Paul Born speaks with Meg Wheatley about some of the experiences that shaped her earliest beliefs and her understanding of community, challenging us to re-think some more traditional concepts and approaches.
Resource Type: Audio Seminar | Speaker: Etienne Wenger
In this podcast, Etienne Wenger, the globally recognized thought-leader on communities of practice, shares his thoughts on learning, knowledge, cultivating communities of practice and their role in collaborations.
Resource Type: Podcast | Speaker: Tracy Smyth and Tammy Dewar
In this podcast, Tracy Smyth and Tammy Dewar of Raising the Village Consulting share about the process of engaging a community. You will hear about building and strengthening connections between village members. Tracy and Tammy talk about brain based engagement as a way to maximize community...
Resource Type: Podcast | Speaker: Don Lenihan
In this podcast, Don shares several innovative approaches to community engagement and the lessons learned about citizen engagement in government policy process. Listen in as Don shares some principles for governments to consider when engaging the public.
Resource Type: Publication | Author: Don Lenihan
Rethinking the public policy process for the 21st century
Resource Type: Tool | Authors: Christina Baldwin & Ann Linnea
This excerpt from the book, The Circle Way: A Leader in Every Chair provides an overview of the fundamental components of effectively hosting a circle dialogue.
Resource Type: Publication | Author: Tracy Thompson
This paper explores the power and effectiveness of one of civilization’s oldest organizational forms: the circle and its effectiveness in fostering personal and social change.