2017 Ontario Community Hubs Summit

The Summit brought together community, public and private sector leaders from across the province, the country and internationally. It provided the opportunity for a wide-ranging, intensive and enlightening exchange of ideas, best practices and practical advice for planning, building and sustaining successful community hubs. View the Summit 2017 Program (PDF) Videos Hubs Summit 2017 Hubs […]

Video: Community Hubs in Ontario

Minister of Infrastructure Bob Chiarelli speaks about Community Hubs and how they can strengthen communities in Ontario. A transcript of this video is available on Premier Kathleen Wynne’s YouTube channel.

Video: Why Hubs Now?

See what makes Community Hubs such an important and compelling idea, and how they can contribute to building healthy sustainable communities across Ontario. Transcript TONY ARMSTRONG: The world is a frightening place actually. If you look around, I think that there are some issues around, inequality, ignorance, authoritarianism, populism, people are coming out with some […]

Video: Hubs Summit 2017

See and hear from participants and organizers of the Community Hubs Summit held in May 2017 at Toronto’s Brickworks, itself an example of a community hub. Transcript KAREN PITRE: Brickworks is a great example of actually repurposing a building, returning it to the community, and bringing together different partners from different sectors to actually rethink […]

Two-Year Progress Report on Community Hubs in Ontario: A Strategic Framework and Action Plan

Community hubs have sprung up organically throughout Ontario for decades and are a common-sense approach for effectively delivering important services. The Province recognizes that community hubs need to be promoted, supported and provided with a framework to grow. While community hubs are local initiatives, driven by local needs and powered by local leadership, the Government […]

Webinar: Introduction to the Ontario Community Hubs Resource Network

Launched on May 1, 2017, CommunityHubsOntario.ca is a centralized online source for tools and resources to support groups throughout the province that are working in, or planning for, a community hub. In this one hour session, Community Hubs Resource Network staff will provide an introduction to CommunityHubsOntario.ca and demonstrate key elements of the website including: […]

Webinar: Introduction to the Ontario Community Hubs Resource Network

Launched on May 1, 2017, CommunityHubsOntario.ca is a centralized online source for tools and resources to support groups throughout the province that are working in, or planning for, a community hub. In this one hour session, Community Hubs Resource Network staff will provide an introduction to CommunityHubsOntario.ca and demonstrate key elements of the website including: […]

Webinar: Introduction to the Ontario Community Hubs Resource Network

Launched on May 1, 2017, CommunityHubsOntario.ca is a centralized online source for tools and resources to support groups throughout the province that are working in, or planning for, a community hub. In this one hour session, Community Hubs Resource Network staff will provide an introduction to CommunityHubsOntario.ca and demonstrate key elements of the website including: […]

Community Engagement Matters (Now More Than Ever)

Data-driven and evidence-based practices present new opportunities for public and social sector leaders to increase impact while reducing inefficiency. But in adopting such approaches, leaders must avoid the temptation to act in a top-down manner. Instead, they should design and implement programs in ways that engage community members directly in the work of social change […]

Social Enterprise

Community organizations use social enterprise ‘businesses’ to achieve their social, cultural, and/or environmental goals while generating revenue. This module included on the Innoweave website will increase participant’s knowledge about social enterprise and explore the value it can add to their non-profit, while helping participants to think about whether social enterprise is appropriate for their organization […]