Resources

This section includes a variety of resources to help enhance understanding of our work, and give examples of other similar initiatives. We will continue to add to them over time.

Dartmouth North

  • Community Heart and Soul Field Guide 2nd Edition 2014

    This Report summarizes 20 years of experience working with small cities and towns to understand a community’s heart and soul, make decisions about how to strengthen it, and in the process create a more resilient community.

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North Sydney & Sydney Mines

  • Northside Rising 2018 Community Report

    Learn about & join this community & government-driven initiative that’s rising up against significant challenges on the Northside.

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  • Northside Rising – Rising Tide Projects Values and Priorities

    Northside Rising’s overall aim is to fight for a stronger, healthier community.

    Rising Tide Projects will be our first chance to do that as we work towards greater long-term goals!
    If you have a project idea you think would improve our community, applications are now open!

    Explore our values and priorities in this document, and if you have an idea you want to pursue as a Rising Tide Project download the guidelines & application form!

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  • Northside Rising – Rising Tide Guidelines & Application

    We know making an impact on our community will take time, however, we want to ensure change starts now!

    Therefore, we want to introduce what we’re calling “Rising Tide Projects.” These projects will generate the early impacts that drive us toward change and hope.

    There are so many good ideas in our community that could be used to improve life on the Northside – serving everyday citizens, disadvantaged groups, youth, the hungry, and so many others.

    We want to give these ideas a chance to become reality!

    If you have a project or idea you think could improve the community, seize the opportunity to apply for modest funding through a simple, clear process with a short turnaround from application to approval.

    Some ideas for projects include murals, recreation equipment, benches, mini-libraries, neighbourhood clean-ups, gardens, community needs, carnivals, record-breaking challenges, start-up funds for larger community improvement projects, and much more!

    As the saying goes, a rising tide lifts all boats… This is our hope for the Rising Tide projects, that they will raise awareness, build capacity, encourage our spirit of community, and provide front-end, immediate community impact for those living on the Northside.

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Collective Impact

  • Collective Impact 3.0 by Tamarack 2016

    From the Tamarack Institute updated views on the next iteration of the Collective Impact Framework.

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  • Embracing Emergence

    An update on collective impact after implementation of the model by various organizations around the world (John Kania and Mark Kramer 2013).

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  • Collective Impact by John Kania and Mark Kramer 2011

    One of the original publications regarding the model of collective impact. No single organization has the ability to solve any major social problem at scale by itself. Collective impact is a powerful new approach to cross-sector collaboration that is achieving measurable effects on major social issues.

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Community Engagement

  • Rural Community Engagement Report 2015

    This report summarizes key findings and outcomes from a session held by the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) about how to deepen levels of community engagement in economic development activities.

    http://www.tamarackcommunity.ca/communityengagement

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  • Community Heart and Soul Field Guide 2nd Edition 2014

    This Report summarizes 20 years of experience working with small cities and towns to understand a community’s heart and soul, make decisions about how to strengthen it, and in the process create a more resilient community.

    Read More

Evaluation

  • Developmental Evaluation

    This site provides an overview of developmental evaluation, an approach often used in collaborative community-led initiatives.

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  • Guide to Evaluating Collect Impact

    A practical guide, developed by FSG, on evaluating collective impact that provides a framework for approaching evaluation and includes sample questions, outcomes, and indicators.

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Similar Initiatives

  • Living Saint John

    A collaborative initiative in Saint John, New Brunswick with a vision of ending generational poverty and improving the economic future of the city.

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