Deepening the experience of community in our neighbourhoods and cities is THE opportunity of our time. This workshop provides participants with the theory and practice of Deepening Community. Learn how and why engaging and reconnecting residents to each other and facilitating processes that transform isolated individuals into a group of powerfully connected neighbours is an essential foundation that must be intentionally cultivated before citizens, organizations and municipalities can actively co-create a positive future together. When local connections and relationships are nurtured, the community’s capacity to care for one another – its resilience – is restored.
“The world doesn’t change one person at a time. It changes as networks of relationships form among people who discover they share a common cause and vision of what’s possible. Community is the answer. Community is the unit of change. The only way we get through difficult times is together.”
Sylvia is passionate about community engagement and the unique role that citizens play in creating dynamic and well-connected neighbourhoods and communities. She delights in delivering learning opportunities that profile, disseminate and share the resources, tools and experiences to Tamarack's vast network of learners primarily via Tamarack’s Deepening Community Learning Community.
Between 2005 and 2013, Sylvia was founding Director of Headwaters Communities in Action (HCIA), a grassroots citizen initiative that fosters collaborative leadership and action in support of a long-term vision of community well-being for Ontario's Headwaters region. Tamarack played a key role in launching HCIA and it has given Sylvia first-hand experience implementing a collective impact initiative. Sylvia recently completed her Masters Diploma in Social Innovation at the University of Waterloo where she explored opportunities to create change within regional food systems.
Learn more about Sylvia
LaSalle Banquet Centre
50 North Shore Boulevard, Burlington, ON
Registration will open at 8:30am and a light breakfast will be served. The workshop begins at 9:00am and runs until 4:00pm, with lunch and snacks provided.
Can’t attend the workshop in Burlington, but love the content? Get in touch with Natasha about bringing this workshop to your hometown.
Recognizing that our collective impact is greater when we lead together, Tamarack has developed a payment structure that offers subsidies to groups of colleagues who attend together.
The registration rates (in Canadian dollars) are as follows:
$149 per person for three or more colleagues from the same collaborative attending together
$179 per person for two people from the same collaborative attending together
$199 for single registration
The registration rate includes a full day workshop, practical exercises and a membership into Tamarack Institute's Learning community. Also enjoy a great lunch and fellowship with amazing community and civic leaders.
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