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If you’ve read the book and are eager to find more ways to deepen your sense of community, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some great opportunities and resources for you to deepen community in your life, workplace and neighbourhood.

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This is a free bi-monthly online magazine from Cities Deepening Community that offers the latest resources and articles on collaboration and neighbourhood development as well as information for all of our upcoming events.  

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Join us in person for a workshop

The Tamarack Institute hosts a number of workshops that will help you build your capacity as a community leader. For more information about Tamarack events, visit the Tamarack website.

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Invite Paul to Speak

An author of four books, Paul Born is a motivational speaker and workshop facilitator who loves the power of stories. He is considered among North America’s leaders on topics of Community and Collaborative Action. Paul is a skilled communicator/teacher and an exceptional dialogue facilitator, having delivered hundreds of keynotes and workshops for audiences around the world.

Using a unique development process, Paul customizes or co-develops workshops, presentations and learning events to integrate concepts and ideas specific to your group. He works in partnership with you to deeply understand the issues facing your organization or community and the goals you hope to achieve.

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Join the Learning Community

This website is a learning community where you can share your stories and engage with other community seekers. On this site, you can blog, attend online events and small-group conversations. You will find an amazing library of resources and papers to fuel your curiosity and build your knowledge about community. Once you join this learning community, you will receive a free e-magazine, which connects members on a bi-monthly basis. This learning community is open to anyone and is led by a group of thought leaders and a Community Animator.

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Learn more about ABCD in Canada

In 2016, Tamarack’s Deepening Community Practice Area was chosen by renown community-builder and ABCD co-founder John McKnight, to serve as the home for Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Canada. John’s rationale for choosing Tamarack’s Deepening Community Practice Area as home for ABCD Canada, highlights the importance and uniqueness of our work. He says, “We have many programs focused on policy and institutions but too few focused on enabling citizens and associations to be producers in their neighborhoods.”   

Learn More About ABCD in Canada  

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Host a Conversation

We want to inspire one thousand conversations about community by 2020 and have these recorded at www.deepeningcommunity.org. We plan to group themes that arise from these conversations and produce learning guides and policy statements to strengthen community and investments in community. Ultimately, we want to explore the statement “Whatever the problem, community is the answer.” To support this campaign, please host a conversation and then join the learning community at www.deepeningcommunity.ca to post what you learned together.

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“Community has the power to change everything. No amount of innovation, individual brilliance, or money can transform our broken society as effectively and sustainably as building community. Deepening Community provides useful and inspiring guidance for leaders everywhere who seek to create better outcomes in their work.”

—John Kania, Managing Director, FSG; founder of the Collective Impact Movement; and coauthor of Do More Than Give

“No one has helped me understand and value the essence of community like Paul Born. Paul has an amazing storytelling ability that excites, challenges, and demystifies and helps us all appreciate the simplicity of moving community from ideal to living reality. This book is a community builder's gem.”

—Peter Kenyon, Director, Bank of I.D.E.A.S. (Australia)