City of Calgary - Neighbour Day

Neighbour Day is coming in Calgary next month, and the City of Calgary has a website dedicated to helping communities put together an event at the website below.

Started after the 2013 floods, Neighbour Day has evolved into an annual celebration of events and activities that draw neighbours, neighbourhoods and communities closer together. It definitely fits within the ideals and objectives of strong natural supports.

Please follow the link below to find out more information about how you can plan your Neighbour Day activity!

Several good learning opportunities coming up from the Tamarack Institute!

The Tamarack is offering some really interesting learning opportunities for people interested in community building and development. Listed below are links to learn more!

WEBINAR | Caring, Celebration and Community:

April 9, 2019 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT

WEBINAR | Principles and Practices of Asset-Based Community Development:

April 30, 2019 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT

Healthy Neighbourhoods, Healthy Cities - MAY 28-30 | EDMONTON, AB

This workshop will gather together Canada’s premier community development leaders and neighbourhood practitioners to explore the use of Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) and leading neighbourhood revitalizing techniques.

Dr. Suzanne Tough recognized by the United Nations

Wow, what a neat (and deserved) honour! Dr. Tough, one of the principal investigators of the Connections First project, was recognized by the United Nations on International Women’s Day as one of 100 women around the world whose work is being celebrated by the UN Women Global Innovation Coalition For Change (GICC).

When interviewed in New York City upon receipt of her award, Suzanne was asked about her work in helping address some of the world’s biggest problems when it comes to families and children: “When communities are thriving, nothing happens. Children are healthy and able to learn, violence and addiction are reduced, and neighborhoods are safe and supportive. In a crisis-driven world, there are obstacles for the investments that support ‘nothing happening. Our work has sought to address this by sharing compelling research with decision makers and responding to their needs for evidence.”

We’re glad you’re on the Connections First team Suzanne! Congratulations again.