Neighbourhoods Work Block Party 2017

Neighbourhoods Work Block Party

The “Neighbourhoods Work Block Party” is an innovative initiative that brings together residents, neighbourhoods and community organizations in a fun gathering to build social connections and create even more amazing neighbourhoods.

The initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, the Community Foundation of Whistler, the Government of Canada and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast. $500 in funding will be provided for each of the five volunteer led neighbourhood block party events.

One of the goals of this project is to foster deeper community connections which support individual wellbeing as well as help to develop a foundation for neighbours to self-organize to improve their neighbourhoods with community organizations and to respond to potential emergency situations.

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2016 Project Information

The “Neighbourhoods Work Block Party” is a new and innovative initiative that brings together neighbours and community organizations in a fun gathering to build social connections and to foster conversations for even more extraordinary neighbourhoods.

Made possible through funding from the Evergreen Foundation the project was coordinated by the Whistler Centre for Sustainability. Funding of up to $500 was provided for each of the five volunteer led neighbourhood block party events.

“I felt that this gathering provided a wonderful and casual environment to learn and provide information to our local community. I appreciated the efforts to bring us all together in a social setting that we all were happy to attend.”

One of the goals of this project was to help foster deeper community connections which it itself tends to support individual wellbeing, but these connections also help to develop a foundation for neighbours to self-organize to better their neighbourhoods with community organizations and to respond in potential emergency situations.

Read more about the Neighbourhoods Work Block Party Project

Read our news story – Neighbourhood Planning? Consider a Block Party