Foundations of ABCD


June 20 | Moncton Royal Oaks Golf Club, Moncton, NB


**Over 75% of Seats Sold**


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Join us this June, in Moncton New Brunswick as we connect through a capacity-building workshop. This session brings together the Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute’s 30 years of community development research in North America, with Nurture Development’s 20 years of international research and practical experience of community development and pioneering approaches in other strength-based work such as TimeBanking & Whole Person Recovery across the world.


In light of recent policy changes to COVID-19 protocols within the province of New Brunswick, we are actively monitoring the situation and working closely with Moncton Royal Oaks Golf Club to ensure a safe experience for all our learners. Learn more here.







9:00 AM 

Welcoming and setting the stage

Learning #1 


9:30-Noon (30 min break)  

1. Introduction to ABCD. 

2. 12 Domains of People Powered Change & Appreciating Local Assets. 

3. ABCD in Action: 8 Touchstones. 

Noon - 1 pm  

Lunch and Peer networking 

Learning #2 


Conducting an Asset Inventory. 

5. Establishing a Small Sparks Programme. 

6. The Art of Community Building. 



Learning 3#  


ABCD & Inclusion. 

8. Pledges to Action. 

9. Evaluation. 



Participants of this workshop will:


    1. Learned about the history of ABCD & the development of the approach.

    2. Gained knowledge about community building practice.

    3. Improved their confidence to talk about examples of ABCD in action.

    4. Identified actions that they could personally take to develop their community-building practice.

    5. Health & Wellbeing Training Brochure.


Who This Workshop Is For:


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Non for Profit leaders
• Community group organizers
• Agency team members
• Volunteers


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Meet Your Workshop Facilitator

Cormac Russell is a social explorer, an author and a much sought-after speaker. He is Managing Director of Nurture Development and a faculty member of the Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute, at DePaul University, Chicago.

Over the last 25 years, Cormac’s work has demonstrated an enduring impact in 35 countries around the world. He has trained communities, agencies, NGOs and governments in ABCD and other community-based approaches in Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe and North America.

His most recent book (Cascade Books, 2020) is: Rekindling Democracy – A Professional’s Guide to Working in Citizen Space

Cormac’s TEDx talk can be viewed here


Cities Deepening Community

This event will be hosted by the Tamarack Institute's Deepening Community practice area. We have been supporting communities across Canada. Our outcomes include increasing a sense of belonging, citizenship, resilience, and well-being while also fostering community security and strengthening local economies. 

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 Costs & Logistics

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CEP, CDC & CBYF Member Registration


Registration for this session is now open and limited to 120 learners to ensure a dynamic learning experience.


The workshop will take place in person at Moncton's Royal Oaks Golf Club and details about how to get there will be sent via email leading up to the workshop. We will be following all COVID protocols to provide a safe and accessible event.

Do you have a paid membership with any of the following  Vibrant Community practice areas:

Communities Building Youth Futures (CBYF)
Cities Deepening Community (CDC)
Communities Ending Poverty (CEP)
Community Climate Transitions (CCT).

If so, you are eligible for a special rate of $199. If not and you are interested in membership, please reach out to Dan at


Moncton Royal Oaks Golf Club, Moncton, NB

Our workshop will be taking place at Moncton's Royal Oaks Golf Club. This location is a 15-minute drive north of downtown Moncton. 

401 Royal Oaks Blvd, Moncton, NB E1H 3S7



In light of recent policy changes to COVID-19 protocols within the province of New Brunswick, we are actively monitoring the situation and working closely with Moncton Royal Oaks Golf Club to ensure a safe experience for all our learners. Tamarack will cooperatively engage with local health authorities to ensure our event aligns with current mandates. We strongly recommend learners come prepared to wear masks and show proof of vaccination. As a first step to ensure a safe learner experience, we have decided to reduce the capacity of the venue by 25% to ensure ample room for social distancing. We will continue to update this page as advancements are made.