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Community Engagement

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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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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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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The CDC and COVID-19: What We Have Learned

Category: Community Engagement, Category: COVID-19, Category: Fraser
Posted by: Matt Steringa / May 11, 2020

By Mark Holmgren, Executive Director of Edmonton CDC When it became clear that COVID-19 required self-isolation and social distancing, the Edmonton CDC immediately turned its attention to how to adapt to the new normal. We closed our offices and instituted restrictions on staff and operations. We immediately got to work on moving the Social Enterprise…

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Market Research re: ArtsCommon 118’s Black Box

Posted by: Mark Holmgren / September 10, 2019

This summer, Edmonton CDC has been furthering its community engagement work for ArtsCommon 118 in the Alberta Avenue District – this time specifically with Edmonton’s performing community. A tip of the hat to Katherine Kerr for her work on this project. The need for a performance venue has been at the heart of the community’s…

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Edmonton CDC Launches Engagement Consultancy

Category: ArtsCommon 118, Category: Community Engagement, Category: Fraser, Category: McCauley
Posted by: Mark Holmgren / March 26, 2019

The Edmonton CDC does not charge neighbourhoods for community engagement work on its projects, but there are groups who have inquired about us offering community engagement on a fee basis. We are already in discussions with a few groups interested in this assistance and we have decided to create this consultancy to bring our style…

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Community Engagement Matters

Category: Community Development, Category: Community Engagement, Category: Fraser, Category: McCauley
Posted by: Mark Holmgren / March 12, 2019

posting by Karen Gingras There are various strategies for involving people in land development and at the Edmonton Community Development Company, we are taking instruction from people who reside in neighbourhoods to create effective community engagement. For example, while data provides us with valuable information, understanding a neighbourhood’s history and culture is often best sourced…

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What is “People First Community Development”?

Posted by: Mark Holmgren / December 03, 2018

The Edmonton CDC is committed to People First Community Development, which means we are committed to People First Community Engagement. It is so fundamental to our work that it is the tagline in our logo. Here is what that term means to us and our work in Edmonton neighbourhoods. Development is always about people Whether…

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What We Heard

Posted by: Mark Holmgren / October 18, 2018

This report compiles the feedback from those who attended the ArtsCommon 118 Community Party and Engagement Event on August 29, 2018 and attended our AC 118 booth at the Kaleido Family Arts Festival, September 14-16, 2018. The party/event took place on the land on which ArtsCommon 118 will be built – on either side of…

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ArtsCommon 118 Community Engagement

Posted by: Mark Holmgren / September 10, 2018

The vision for ArtsCommon 118 has roots going back nearly 10 years, beginning with significant community engagement led by Arts on the Avenue and Arts Habitat Edmonton, involving hundreds of community stakeholders who shared their ideas, needs, and aspirations for the kind of community hub we are now designing and working hard to make feasible,…

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