Inspired Learning: An Evaluation of Vibrant Communities’ National Supports evaluates the design of the learning and networking features provided with national supports to local Vibrant Communities initiatives (also referred to as a hub or backbone organization).
Publication: Cities Reducing Poverty (Introduction)
Cities Reducing Poverty: How Vibrant Communities Are Creating Comprehensive Solutions to the Most Complex Problem of Our Times, is composed of stories and a unique analysis that together show in detail how collaborative groups in six Canadian cities are reducing poverty. These groups are achieving remarkable results because they're using creative, comprehensive approaches based on real, on-the-ground knowledge of - and experience of - the complex nature of poverty.
In a world of unpredictable change, what Canada needs most is Resilience.
March 29, 2011
This document provides an account of the activities, products and results of the Vibrant Communities initiative for 2010 and describes the priorities and directions for 2011.
October 29, 2010
Examines how Collaborative Community Initiatives, such as Vibrant Communities, are combining strategic action with systems-wide change to address poverty. Originally published in The Philanthropist.
Highlights key results and offers deeper understanding of the critical success factors, effectiveness and patterns identified through the Vibrant Communities experiment. Vibrant Communities is a national poverty reduction program.
May 20, 2010
Report: Comprehensive Community Initiatives: Lessons Learned, Potential and Opportunities Moving Forward
Do comprehensive, collaborative place-based initiatives to reduce poverty “work”? This was the question posed by the Tamarack Institute, Vibrant Communities Canada, and The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation at a very productive Strategic Dialogue held May 10-11, 2010. The Wellesley Institute was commissioned to review research and experience in this field. The backgrounder, Comprehensive Community Initiatives: Lessons Learned, Potential and Opportunities Moving Forward, was distributed to participants beforehand and discussed at the sessions.