Currently there are institutions in the United States, Asia-Pacific, United Kingdom and now Canada who use ABCD as a framework and guide for their work. Here are links to organizations who support and implement ABCD in Canada and around the world.
The Asset-Based Community Development Institute (ABCD), located at the Center for Civic Engagement, is at the center of a large and growing movement that considers local assets as the primary building blocks of sustainable community development. Building on the skills of local residents, the power of local associations, and the supportive functions of local institutions, asset-based community development draws upon existing community strengths to build stronger, more sustainable communities for the future.
One of eleven strategic partners of the ABCD Institute, and the lead partner in Europe. Working as ABCD social explorers, trainers, mentors, facilitators, researchers and consultants with change partners and disruptive innovators around the world. These include Communities, Charities, NGOs/NPOs, Faith-based organisations, Think Tanks; local and national Governments in over 30 countries.
—Paul Born, President, Tamarack Institute & author of Deepening Community: Finding Joy Together in Chaotic Times
—Al Etmanski, ABCD Faculty, author,community activist, and social entrepreneur