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About 2018-02-23T10:02:44+00:00

Who We Are

We are people who love this community. We help connect and support others who also want to continue making our community a friendly, caring place to live, work and play.

The Community Compass is our online navigation tool built to strengthen relationships in this area. Learn more about achieving community together below or download our brochure.

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How It Began

Community leaders in the Tri Region hosted an event called the Change Summit in November 2016. During that event, over 100 community people came together with one shared vision – to build a healthy community without boundaries. Five topics were determined as the main areas of focus –Innovation, Social Change, Health and Wellness, Learning, and Transportation. By the end of the two day event, hundreds of ideas and comments were collected, leading to all of the initiatives that have evolved since the Summit.

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Our Values

Achieving Community Together advances social change to deepen community through advocacy, collaborative leadership, and collective impact.

Healthy Community Without Boundaries

“If we are building trust and co-creating together, we must be present and engage with one another.”

Adam Kahane, Author

What We Believe

  • Community shapes our identity and directly impacts the health and well-being of all of its citizens.

  • By committing to spending time with one another and deepening connections, we create a new understanding of our community.

  • Collective Impact works! Coordinating efforts across multiple sectors rather than working in isolation on complex issues will create positive movement.

  • Communities are built on the gifts, skills, and capacities of ordinary people who also have strengths and limitations; we bring our human self to these conversations, not a title, brand, or personal agenda.

  • Sharing knowledge and a shared decision-making process strengthens our community.

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What We Do

There are various ways to get involved from simply enjoying coffee conversations on Friday mornings to launching new ideas. Contribute however you can and whenever you can!

“I believe we can change the world if we start listening to one another again. Simple, honest, human conversation.” Margaret J. Wheatley (Turning to One Another)

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Connect With Us

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