IMPACT Ajax: Social Infrastructure Fund Unleashes Creativity
Co-Presenters: Robert Gruber and Cayla S. Da Silva, Town of Ajax
Thanks to IMPACT Ajax, the Town of Ajax's new Social Infrastructure Fund, community organizations and residents are creating impactful programs, services and events that would otherwise not occur due to financial constraints. Part of the town's overall Community Development portfolio, this novel fund has incubated progressive, innovative and sustainable solutions while building capacity within neighbourhoods and the not-for-profit sector. Investments have cultivated collaborations, bridged programs, filled service gaps and fostered sustainable legacies. This presentation describes this innovative form of community development and engagement and provided examples of successful local projects.
A presentation from the 2015 Parks and Recreation Ontario Educational Forum and Trade Show