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Community Development

McCauley Milestone

Category: Community Development, Category: Community Engagement, Category: McCauley
Posted by: Matt Steringa / September 25, 2020

Virtual Engagement forums mark a major leap forward in the recent history of the “Paskins Site”  The Edmonton Community Development Company recently held two online engagements to discuss development options for the Paskins site in McCauley. If you’re not familiar with the CDC’s work in this project, that sentence probably means very little to you;…

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A look back at Fresh Routes’ first year

Category: Community Development, Category: Food Security
Posted by: Matt Steringa / September 24, 2020

  Fresh Routes, a social enterprise that provides mobile grocery delivery to communities lacking access to fresh food, has been operating in Calgary and Edmonton since October 2019. The Edmonton CDC is a proud partner and supporter of this organization, and in July 2020, we spoke with Morgan Allen, Team Lead for Fresh Routes Edmonton,…

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Properties with Potential Challenges

Category: Community Development, Category: Community Engagement, Category: Project 10
Posted by: Matt Steringa / September 21, 2020

Working with community residents, the Edmonton Community Development Company has been building a database of “properties with potential” for our new Project 10 initiative. The nature of these properties is such that, if they were purchased and torn down, there would be a potential for significant reduction in social disorder and crime in an otherwise…

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Investment Readiness Project Round 2 is coming!

Category: Community Development, Category: Innovation, Category: SE Bootcamp
Posted by: Matt Steringa / August 20, 2020

Reprinted with permission from the IRP Team: The second round of the Investment Readiness Project (IRP) is opening on September 8th to October 9th, 2020. The first round of the IRP provided a number of important lessons for applicants that we hope will be a benefit in this round. These key lessons, listed below, should…

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Planning for Paskin: A short history of community-led development in McCauley

Category: Community Development, Category: McCauley
Posted by: Matt Steringa / August 17, 2020

In 2010, the City of Edmonton put a great deal of work and consideration into the McCauley Revitalization Strategy. Though this report detailed a strong vision based on community recommendations, little development has occurred in McCauley since. When the Edmonton Community Development Company began its work in 2017, the City of Edmonton donated to the…

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Fraser HUBdates: August 2020

Category: Community Development, Category: Community Engagement, Category: Fraser, Category: HUBdates
Posted by: Matt Steringa / August 14, 2020

This Month: Much Ado About Hub Life By Karen Gingras, Director of Neighbourhood Development at Edmonton CDC The second session in the Fraser Community Hub integrated design process (IPD) is now complete! Based on information gathered at the first design session, a digital 3D model was created so that Edmonton CDC, the Hub tenants, Chandos…

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Fraser HUBdates: July 2020

Category: Community Development, Category: Fraser, Category: HUBdates
Posted by: Matt Steringa / July 09, 2020

This Month: Hub in the time of COVID By Karen Gingras, Director of Neighbourhood Development at Edmonton CDC We are excited to announce that, in early July, the first session in the Fraser Community Hub integrated design process (IPD) was completed.  As you might recall form last month’s HUBdate, IPD is a novel, collaborative approach…

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Fraser HUBdates: June 2020

Category: Community Development, Category: Fraser, Category: HUBdates
Posted by: Matt Steringa / July 09, 2020

This Month: Introducing the Integrated Design Process By Karen Gingras, Director of Neighbourhood Development at Edmonton CDC Welcome to the first edition of Fraser HUBdates, a blog series from the Edmonton Community Development Company aimed at keeping friends and neighbours of the Fraser Community Hub project updated on the latest stages of development.  Projects like the Fraser Hub depend on the…

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Co-creating Change at the Neighbourhood Level

Category: Affordable Housing, Category: Community Development, Category: Homelessness
Posted by: Mark Holmgren / March 16, 2020

Recently, Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada published the results of a survey gauging Canadians’ attitudes toward the economy, their perceived degree of power and influence over their own lives, and the roles that cooperatives might play in improving conditions for Canadians. According to David Coletto, who wrote about the study on the Abacus Data site: “The…

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90+ McCauley residents pull off investment miracle

Posted by: Mark Holmgren / January 27, 2020

Community development is in its prime when a community identifies an aspiration, organizes a collaborative plan, and invests local talent, time, and money in the cause. Ideally, the community will own and control what it has created; community development practitioners know, however, that community ownership of a venture or initiative is a rarity. Not this…

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