Today Innovation Youth celebrates Community Development! We launched this program in 2009. Here is how we define this initiative:
“Community Development is joining in community to express aspirations, discover assets, name limitations and generate solutions for peace and well-being in homes, communities and neighbourhoods.”
As part of community development, we run weekly family collective kitchens throughout the year and community gardens in the summer. We also run our family festival, Neighbourhood on the Move, in the summers, and our community development agent directs our outreach and collaboration efforts, serving on several committees in the neighbourhood, and coordinating the ecumenical council for downtown churches.
Healthy families, healthy communities, people working together to better their neighbourhoods- that’s what we’re all about!