Community Developers’ Conference

Training and Support for the BC Community Development Movement
Monday, May 17 to Wednesday 19, 2010
First Nations Longhouse, UBC

This conference is for anyone involved in building community in BC who wants to develop knowledge and skills, network with others, and help shape the future of the community development movement in BC.
Frontline community developers to organization decision-makers, from across the province, wanted themes on community learning, capacity building and governance.

Here is a taste of what is included:

  • Collaboration and Partnership Building
  • Theatre and Community
  • Change (Headlines Theatre)
  • Peer Led Learning (PeerNet BC)
  • Learning for Change (Storyteller’s Foundation)
  • Cooperatives and Community Economic Development (SFU Centre for Sustainable Community Development)
  • and a highlight will be an evening film and discussion featuring Finding our Way: The Journey for Colonialism to Partnership (Leonie Sandercock, School of Community and Regional Planning, UBC)

Challenges for this movement will be discussed: Thinking Like a Network (Community Foundations of Canada), What have we Learned about Putting Population Health into Practice, Putting Fun and Evaluation in the Same Sentence (Rock, Paper, Scissors), Future of funding for Community Development in BC (Panel Discussion).

Time for highly valued networking is built into the conference and the following groups are taking up that opportunity: Community Social Planning Network of BC, population health practitioners in BC, Youth Activities Network, and your group can as well.
After March 16th, for more information, go to:
Presented by the Capacity Development Consortium and the Community Social Planning Network of BC, with support from the Community Capacity Building Strategy led by the Canadian Cancer Society, an initiative of the BC Healthy Living Alliance, and SPARC BC

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