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Neighbourhoods ♥ The Heart of Community, Mobilizing for Impact
June 6-8, 2017 | Montreal, Canada
This is a unique and bilingual national learning event that brings together the most innovative and inspiring examples of neighbourhood action at its best. This bilingual event invites us to accelerate our effectiveness by learning from one another and imagining how we can ensure our collective work has greater impact.Tamarack we specialize in turning theory into action. Our workshops are highly practical and personalized. Our goal is to make you more effective in your work and get better, quicker results.
Participants at this event will be introduced (in both official languages) to effective programs and resources that are successfully reconnecting neighbours, deepening community and advancing positive change on a range of complex issues.
Nathalie Fortin, Chair of the Montréal Neighbourhood Tables Coalition and a long-time community activist will be joined by International neighbourhood-builder Michael McAffee, Co-Director of the Promise Neighborhoods Institute (PNI) and Vice-President for Programs at PolicyLink and John McKnight, co-founder of Asset-Based Community Development Institute and renowned community-builder whose work has inspired a generation of community-builders. The insights from these keynotes will be simultaneously interpreted for our French and English learners. Sylvia Cheuy, Director of Tamarack’s Deepening Community Practice Area and the Tamarack Team will guide participants through a dynamic three-day learning agenda will a focus on co-creation, where every person will have the opportunity to learn and share insights from their own work.
By John P Kretzmann and John L. McKnight
This guide to what the authors call "asset-based community development" summarizes lessons learned by studying successful community-building initiatives in hundreds of neighborhoods across the United States. It outlines in simple, "neighborhood-friendly" terms what local communities can do to start their own journeys down the path of asset-based development. This guide will be helpful to local community leaders, leaders of local associations and institutions, government officials, and leaders in the philanthropic and business communities who wish to support effective community-building strategies.
—Meg Wheatley, Author
—John McKnight, Founder and co-director of Asset-Based Community Development Institute