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About the C3 Resource Library

We know that there are a lot of great resources out there, often too many to look through! That is why we have specially curated C3’s Resource Library to focus on bringing together online resources and tools that help to exemplify and demonstrate the Connected Community Approach (CCA). Our aim is to support you in building a better understanding of CCA and for you to be able to browse through the resources to find tools that will help use CCA in your work and context.


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Stages of Network Maturity

Date: May 18th 2021

Author:

Helen Bevan and Na"eem Ahmed

Description:

This tool identifies 4 stages of network maturity and describes why and how networks mature at each stage. It offers an excellent reference point to assess where a network is in it's process and what potential future direction may look like.

Tags: Complexity, Network Weaving, Facilitate Collaborative Processes, Light, Handout / Tool, Workforce Development

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How to sustain your collective impact initiative over time

Date: April 30th 2021

Author:

Collective Impact Forum

Description:

The ultimate goal of the Connected Community Approach is to create ecosystems that work better for people, especially people who are often marginalized by systems as they currently are. Collective Impact and Connected Communities Approach are different...

Tags: Emergence, Collaboration, Facilitate Collaborative Processes, Build Creative Infrastructure, Medium, Podcast, Workforce Development, Poverty Reduction

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What is the role of a Backbone Organization in Collective Impact

Date: April 30th 2021

Author:

Collective Impact Forum

Description:

Whether you call it a Backbone Organization, an Integrator or Broker, large scale, multi-partner projects are often more effective with people formally in place to play key network weaving, partner engagement and infrastructure roles. Tags: Network Weaving, Collaboration, Facilitate Collaborative Processes, Build Creative Infrastructure, Medium, Podcast, Workforce Development

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Connected Communities in a time of Physical Distancing

Date: April 30th 2021

Author:

University of Toronto - School of Cities

Description:

Community-centred resilience is the capacity for a community to collectively prepare for, respond to, recover from and regroup after a crisis event. Tags: Emergence, Resilience, Build Creative Infrastructure, Build on Everyone's Strengths, Light, Video, Resilience

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Relationships Matter: Community Development/Service Delivery Partnership in Connected Communities

Date: April 30th 2021

Author:

Centre for Connected Communities

Description:

Community development and service delivery are both key strategies to create connected communities. Find out how they can complement each other and support communities to thrive.

Tags: Collaboration, Facilitate Collaborative Processes, Build Creative Infrastructure, Medium, Article, Fostering Grassroots Leadership, Resilience

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Building Trust in Community Collaborations

Date: February 28th 2019

Author: Centre for Connected Communities Staff

Description: Trust is about relationships. The process of building strong, open, and trusting relationships should be an outcome of a connected community initiative, as an important foundation to achieving other deliverables and outputs. A community backbone organiza...

Tags: Emergence, Make Community Building Visual, Embrace the Messiness, Light, Article

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The Connected Community Approach: A Theoretical Framework

Date: February 28th 2019

Author: Anne Gloger, Ewa Cerda Llanos, James Iveniuk and Ewa Modlinska

Description:

The Connected Community Approach was created using insights from a variety of theories and practices including Asset Based Community development, Collective Impact, Systems and Complexity theories. This article describes the ways in which CCA takes the...

Tags: Complexity, Collaboration, Learn Together, Heavy, Article

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A Community Backbone Organization's Theory of Change

Date: February 20th 2019

Author:

Centre for Connected Communities

Description:

This document demonstrates how a community backbone organization adds value to place based interventions and initiatives by strengthening social fabric.

"In the Connected Community Approach (CCA), a community backbone organization (aka a...

Tags: Resilience, Complexity, Make Community Building Visual, Build Creative Infrastructure, Medium, Article, Report

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Shared Platform Guidebook

Date: February 6th 2019

Author: Ontario Nonprofit Network

Description: Some of the best community building originates with an informal network of people. Eventually, questions of governance will be raised. As an informal group, it is difficult to raise funds and hire staff, yet creating an incorporated entity, policies and f...

Tags: Build Creative Infrastructure, Heavy, Report

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Shared Platform Infographic

Date: February 28th 2019

Author: Alexis Eastman

Description: Shared platforms are innovative governance models that can support community building. This infographic provides a visual summary of what a shared platform is and how it works.

Tags: Organizational Culture, Collaboration, Build Creative Infrastructure, Light, Handout / Tool, Image

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