BC HOUSING, Building Resilient and Connected Buildings: A Community Resilience Approach to Community Development at BC Housing, 2018

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Resilience is our ability to respond and adapt to change in ways that are proactive, build local capacity, and ensure essential needs are met. We know from extensive research that one of the key characteristics of a resilient community is the degree to which community members feel connected to each other and help each other out. Kerri Klein and Stacy Barter from SHIFT Collaborative are working with BC Housing to develop, test and evaluate a community resilience and social connectedness engagement strategy that will complement the existing BC Housing ‘community building’ programming and community development framework. The strategy draws on and adapts existing models for building social connectedness and resilience in multi-unit buildings, including the Building Resilient Neighbourhood’s, Resilient Streets Program and its ‘vertical streets’ and emergency preparedness modules currently under development.

Highrises in the dowtown sector with low clouds and water in the background.
Vegetable basket of carrots, onions, beets and more
Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Evaluation of the Community Food Action Initiative, 2018
People working at a table together.
Oceanside Health and Wellness Network (OHWN), Charting the Course for Health and Wellness in Oceanside, 2017-2018
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