Last night, we had the opportunity to showcase eight months of work on our project “Creating Space for Strength: An Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) and Research Project for Calgary’s North Central Communities”.
The event was organized by Northern Hills Community Association. More than 50 people came to see the results of the community assessment including community leaders, citizens and funders.
Here’s a copy of the slides we used during our presentation:
One aspect of this project that we found especially energizing was the inclusion of a youth consultation. I did a training session with the Youth Council of the Northern Hills Community Association, showing them the steps to follow to do their own group consultation, so the voices of young people could be included in our results.
It’s pretty inspirational to watch a group of young people care so deeply about their community:
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Sarah Elaine Eaton is a faculty member in the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada.