Welcome to my site. I am a community development consultant in Toronto and active in communities around the world. Please, take a look through some of my work below.

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What does community participation look like?

I was invited to present a topic of my choice at The Institute for Circumpolar Health Research [ICHR] during their “Rooftop Talks” in Yellowknife. The Talks are meant to “have casual conversation on northern health and wellness research topics and to build on relationships for a northern health research network”. My guess was that a discussion about community participation might be a […]

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Train the Trainer … DEBUNKED!

This past spring, I helped an organization develop their strategy to promote their program in neighbourhoods across Toronto. Broadly, this method of promoting an idea or tool to a group of people outside of a familiar group is called community outreach. My guess is that if you’re using the term “community outreach”, you’re likely trying to […]

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New York City Learning Groups

New York City is a major hub for those experimenting with what I would call community-based education: a loose field of alternative, informal, locally-based adult education groups and spaces that are often not tied to formal accreditation but instead interested in lifelong, public, general interest, citizenship and peer learning. For now, I’ll call those involved […]