In an Era of Disruption, How do you Create a Happy Community?
How do you create a community that remembers what communities are about – citizens taking care of each other?
The first step is step up as a Community Champion who cares and who wants change.
You may say – “What, who me?”
It’s like other things – it seems impossible until you know how – and you have the backup support. And then it’s simple.
You are the right person if you:
- Care about your community
- Have a minimum of 2 hours per week for your community
- Have influence with a few others who also care about your community
You are not alone, we make sure you have the support, the knowledge and the resources. Most importantly, we make sure it fits into your available time.
The Happy Community Project is successful because community champions have everything they need and it do not require huge investments in time.
NEW! Take The Happy Community Quest
Wondering if you’re ready to help your community achieve the vision you have in mind? Curious what sort of initiative that would require? Take the Happy Community Quest! A fun and easy 5 minute self-assessment to help you understand your strengths and areas of opportunity around effective change.
How Does it Work?
The goal is to develop strong social connections throughout the community. These social connections are developed when citizens do things together consistently over time. The projects are designed so that people can and want to work and play together and, in the process, develop relationships that connects the community together.
The spark that lights the fire is the Community Champion.
What can you expect?
As Community Champion, you will not be alone. We will help you develop a Core Group of citizens and together you will share the work, share the joy and share the accomplishment of transforming your community. We know people have other commitments. The program is designed to accommodate people with lots of passion and limited time.
Although the process works the same in every community, how the community uses it is always unique to each community. In this way, it always respects local culture and utilizes local resources.
And it always focuses on results that strengthen connectedness, belonging and caring.
In other communities:
- New people moved in (people like living in Happy Communities)
- New businesses opened up
- Divisiveness disappeared
- Volunteerism went way up (one community had 600 new volunteers show up)
- Community pride blossomed
- The community became a can-do community with confidence in its future.
Every community can afford to be a Happy Community.
Talk about making positive ripples! I’ve never heard so much positive chatter about Windsor in my whole life. I love it.
– Adrienne Wood, community leader and business person, Windsor, Nova Scotia