Responsive and Reflective: Facilitating Community Development
Co-presenters: Cayla S. Da Silva and Tracey Vaughan-Barrett, Town of Ajax
Community development is an organic, growing, changing field. Municipalities today are challenged to engage diverse stakeholders so that community development is based on a collective vision of needs. Using the Town of Ajax as an example, this presentation reviews how a collaborative examination of programs, policies and strategies can help a community move through the community development continuum. Programs initiated to strengthen local capacity in Ajax include a Strong Neighbourhood Strategy, an enhanced Community Group Affiliation Program and Social Infrastructure Funding.
A presentation from the 2014 Parks and Recreation Ontario Educational Forum and Trade Show.