What greets you when you step out your door? It’s your neighbourhood. Do you love it? Do you wish it were different?
What about your organization? The way an organization perceives its place in the world can have a huge impact on neighbourhoods. Are the work and perspective of your organization supporting the thinking and planning that lead to vibrant, inclusive communities?
Local businesses are a hub, a meeting place, a treasured resource. They can support both their workers and the environment. They contribute to their communities in many meaningful ways. Does this describe your business?
Clearly no one individual or organization can answer all these questions. They apply to different sectors of our community. And they demonstrate that it really does take a whole community to create a vibrant neighbourhood. It’s only through joint actions and perspective that revitalized neighbourhoods come into being. And using community economic development approaches can help.
Community Economic Development can create great neighbourhoods, ones where residents can live and work well. It understands the challenges and the struggles of the neighbourhood. It builds on what’s already there. It uses the capacity and the infrastructure of a neighbourhood to help it thrive.
And through the connections built by the Thrive network, nonprofits, business, government and individual residents use CED approaches to plan for revitalized communities together. Connect to the Thrive network to join us on the path to neighbourhood revitalization.