What is Community Development?
"A field of practices directed towards the creation or enhancement of community among individuals within a regional area (such as a neighbourhood) with a common interest. It is sometimes encompassed under the field of community development."
What is Community Building?
"A field of practices directed toward the creation or enhancement of community among individuals within a regional are neighbourhood) with a common interest. It is sometimes encompassed under the field of community development.”
Advantages of Community Development
Enhanced community spirit and pride
Greater community support
Improved trust and dialogue between staff and volunteers
Increased emphasis on communication, growth and learning
Promotes cooperation and partnerships among individuals and community groups
source: Campus for Communities of the Future
Community Organization Information Update
Your Community Organization is very important to us. Please keep us updated by filling out a Community Group Survey. Surveys are available at any Town community centre or can be downloaded via the link below.
Community Organizations Information Survey [PDF]
For general inquires, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-884-0855, ext. 220.
You can also contact the Community Development Coordinator at 905-884-0855, ext. 224, and via email at email@example.com or the Community Development - Recreation Assistant via 905-884-0855, ext. 220, or firstname.lastname@example.org.