We’re the Happy Community Project: providing the tools communities need to change from “What happened to us?” to “What a great place to live!”

An international support system for activists, advocates, community leaders, and volunteers working together to build a better tomorrow.

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Communities are changing.

Our communities used to be places where everyone knew one another, and you didn’t have to look far to find a helping hand. We understand that the story has been changing. Do any of these situations sound like your community?

  • There is a sense of divisiveness in the community.
  • Neighbours don’t know each other like they used to.
  • If you need help, will someone notice and show up?
  • People are wary of each other.
  • It feels like we are losing our sense of community.
  • I live amongst strangers.

It doesn’t have to be this way. The Happy Community Project can help you make a difference. It’s time to champion that heritage and reforge the social connections that communities need to thrive once again. Whether you live in a small town or a a neighbourhood, uor community can be a happier community.

Good Neighbour App: the “anti-social-media” social app that gets neighbours talking

Make your neighbourhood the way neighbours used to be – without having to divulge phone numbers, email addresses or social media accounts to the public.

  • Get or offer help people around you
  • Attend or create social events that bring people together
  • Share news and ideas that helps your neighbourhood thrive
  • Available for Android and Apple phones
  • Now in Beta and FREE for the first 100 users!

Coffee Connections: a virtual monthly meetup for those who want more from their community

Wish you had a way to meet like-minded people to talk about where you live and how it could improve?

You are not alone. Our free monthly online ‘meeting’ connects you to people who share your same interests and  concerns around community. Facilitated by our founder Barry, our discussions help you:

  • Share your ideas and hear ideas from others
  • Learn from experts
  • Find resources and share your knowledge/experience

Happy Community Builders: the world’s first network designed for those that build  happier communities.

“Builders” are what we call ordinary citizens and professionals who want to make positive change in their communities. But we know changing the status quo can be a tough. Our network offers:

  • Connection to others who understand
  • Access to resources to empower your goals
  • Sharing of ideas with other people doing similar things
  • Relief knowing  you are doing things the best way

Connect, share and co-create in a sandbox of ideas.

Why this is imporant.

Thought leaders are telling us that our humanity’s survival depends on communities where we no longer just look out for our self, we look out for each other. They also say this is the true path to happiness.

We can ignore them. After all, right now most of our personal lives are still pretty good. But what are the lives of our children and grandchildren going to be like 20 years from now?

We can hope or we can do something about it. Yes -the problems seem big. But much of the solution is actually quite simple. Help make your community a happier community and collectively, we can make a difference everywhere. And the bonus, actively doing something about it makes us feel good.

Whether you are a man or a woman, rich or poor, privileged or not, educated or not, you can make a difference.

We will help you find the path forward.

Who are the people behind Happy Community Project?

The Happy Community Project is run by a number of volunteers and professionals interested in improving local communities around the world. What started as a repeatable framework offered to citizens to change their communities has grown into an international movement.

We have helped citizens launch our program in  Nova Scotia, new Brunswick, USA, Uganda and Kolkata India amongst many others.

It is a proven process supported with the Happy Community Project Training Program. It can work in communities that want stronger social connections and belonging and deeper culture of citizens taking care of each other.

It prepares the community to roll with the punches and come up smiling in an age of disruption. It is the best legacy we can leave our children.

Will it work in your community? The Happy Community Project has been recognized by academics, politicians and ordinary citizens for getting results beyond expectations across diverse communities.

We provide the Happy Community Training Program and support; the community does the work and determines the outcome.

Abe Zebian

The Happy Community Project is bringing people out, getting people involved, turning negatives into positives. When you see 20,000 people taking a negative tone and now taking a positive tone, that’s remarkable.

Abe ZebianWarden, Municipality of the District of West Hants, NS
Anna Allen

The Happy Community Project has encouraged a lot of people in our community to get involved and to make things happen and to not sit back and let others do it.

Anna AllenMayor of Windsor, NS
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