The Centre for Connected Communities (C3) was born out of the pioneering work of the East Scarborough Storefront. Since 2001, The Storefront has been developing and adapting a new approach to community, the Connected Community Approach.
The Storefront example demonstrates how the Connected Community Approach holds the potential to strengthen the capacity and resiliency of one inner suburban community to find local solutions to complex issues, to innovate, celebrate and thrive.
In 2016 C3 was created specifically to support the ever-increasing requests for The Storefront to provide learning opportunities to other communities and to implement the Connected Community Approach beyond the borders of East Scarborough.
Today, while The Storefront goes ever deeper to create resiliency and capacity in East Scarborough, C3 is going broadly to help every community become a connected community.
The Centre for Connected Communities helps people, organizations and institutions to unlock the potential of their own connected communities.
To do this C3 works on projects and offers workshops, courses and coaching that:
Connect people to ideas, tools, resources and each other
Facilitate understanding across sectors and
Celebrate and elevate community building as some of the most important work in our society
…in order that communities everywhere can:
The Centre for Connected Communities and the East Scarborough Storefront are projects on Tides Canada’s Shared Platform. Tides Canada holds legal and fiduciary accountability for C3’s work.