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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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Systems Change Is a Noun and a Verb

Date: September 3rd 2021

Author:

Ursula Wright, FSG

Description:

In order to solve complex problems we need to see and leverage the entire system. However, the language of systems change can sometimes be abstract, making it hard to get started. Fortunately, collective impact provides us with a familiar and accessibl...

Tags: Complexity, Equity, Embrace the Messiness, Work at Multiple Scales, Medium

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White Supremacy Culture

Date: September 2nd 2021

Author:

Tema Okun

Description:

This is a list of characteristics of white supremacy culture that show up in our organizations. Culture is powerful precisely because it is so present and at the same time so very difficult to name or identify. The characteristics listed below are dama...

Tags: Equity, Embrace the Messiness, Prioritize Equity and Power Sharing, Medium, Article, Handout / Tool

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Land acknowledgements: uncovering an oral history of Tkaronto

Date: September 2nd 2021

Author:

Selena Mills & Sara Roque, Illustrations by Chief Lady Bird

Description:

The GTA has been home to Indigenous peoples for millennia. Here, Sara Roque and Selena Mills share their reflections on this land. This resource is a powerful and compelling example of meaningful land acknowledgements.

 

Tags: Empathy, Equity, Let Values Lead, Prioritize Equity and Power Sharing, Medium, Video

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It Doesn't Hurt to Ask

Date: September 2nd 2021

Author:

Cathy Mann and The Fundraising Lab

Description:

Philanthropy can be challenging to navigate, especially if it's your first time entering the realm! It Doesn't Hurt to Ask is a podcast dedicated to helping dispel concerns and myths, as well as have a serious yet fun discussion with leading ex...

Tags: Facilitation, Organizational Culture, Build on Everyone's Strengths, Learn Together, Heavy, Podcast

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Sample Evaluation Logic Model

Date: September 2nd 2021

Author:

Openly

Description:

While each community should be intentional about designing evaluation that works best in their local context, the Sample Evaluation Logic Model, designed by Openly for the original Connected Communities Works (CCW) project in East Scarborough (ESW), of...

Tags: Complexity, Network Weaving, Embrace the Messiness, Make Community Building Visual, Medium, Handout / Tool, Fostering Grassroots Leadership, Workforce Development

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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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The 10 Keys of the Connected Community Approach

Date: August 8th 2020

Author:

Centre for Connected Communities

Description:

This visual of the 10 keys can be a useful tool to use when designing complex community processes - the 10 keys are listed in a way that can be useful for workshop handouts or a visual aid or prompt.

Tags: Network Weaving, Complexity, Learn Together, Light, Handout / Tool, Image

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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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