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ABCD for Healthy Neighbourhoods – A Tamarack Event

April 17, 2018 — April 19, 2018

Location:Victoria Park Pavilion
80 Schneider Ave, Kitchener, ON N2G 1K9
Cost:$555 - $695
Audience:Anyone
Key Contact:Heather
Contact Email:heather@tamarackcommunity.ca

Asset-Based Community Development: For Healthy Neighbourhoods┬áis a three-day opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Asset-Based Community Development with a focus on Neighbourhood Development and Community Health. Join us in Kitchener, Canada (a short distance from Toronto, Ontario) for a rare opportunity to learn from Cormac Russell and John McKnight, two of the world’s top trainers in Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD), for their first time together in Canada.

This workshop will bring together neighbourhood leaders and community health professionals to explore the unique relationship between engaged citizens and health. We will explore topics such as:

  • Sustainable Communities
  • Belonging and a sense of community
  • Resilience and personal motivations for health
  • The role of place and the importance of healthy communities
  • Supporting neighbours to support neighbours in times of need
  • The role of caring and care giving in communities

In the spirit of ABCD this workshop is open to everyone. We will learn together, enjoy a sense of community and explore the gifts we each bring to community life. Professionals working in neighbourhood development, community building and community health will find this workshop indispensable. ABCD is considered a core practice and is recognized around the world as essential knowledge for anyone working to improve their communities.

Each participant that completes this workshop will receive a paper and electronic certificate from the Tamarack Institute.