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Meaningful Community Engagement: How do we collaborate towards positive impact?

November 21, 2016 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

- Free

Our University of the Streets Café public conversations are much like any you’d have with friends or family around a dinner table, except with more people, more points of view, and slightly more structure. Conversations are hosted by a volunteer moderator who is there to welcome everyone and keep things on track. To get things started, there’s a guest, or sometimes two, who get the ball rolling by sharing their ideas, experiences and questions. After that, it’s all up to the participants.

The life of the city is marked by the emergence of a large number of citizen-led initiatives, new organisational structures and socially-commited start-ups. All involved are convinced of the value of these collaborations. This conversation considers why we engage in these attempts at fostering positive local change. In so doing, how can we effectively combine leadership, collaboration and humanity?

Guests: Anne-Marie Grandtner, Diane Boulet

Accessibility info: Temps Libre is on the ground floor. The space can be accessed through the sloped basement entrance adjacent to the entrance on de Gaspé Street. An elevator can then be used to access the level on which the conversation takes place. In proximity to the space, there are wheelchair accessible washrooms equipped with grab bars.