Resources For Citizens That Care About Their Community
In a Busy World – What Can I Do?
Communities are fundamental to our sense of wellbeing – humanity has lived in villages forever. Villages provide us with our basic needs: friendship, companionship, shared work, safety, belonging and a sense of purpose. From the beginning of time, it was everyone’s responsibility to contribute to the well being of the community. If someone didn’t, they were ostracized from the community.
Nothing has changed today. We still need community and if we enjoy the benefits of community, we also have a responsibility for the community.
What has changed is we have distorted our relationship to community. We place greater value on self, busy-ness, and material goods. There are more demands on parents and less neighbourhood and extended family support. We often don’t know our neighbours. It’s harder to meet personal obligations in isolation.
The Happy Community Project is about restoring the balance where community takes its rightful role in our lives. A role where once again we can live in a community of trust, belonging, caring and connectedness.
It is everyone’s responsibility – and each of us can do something within our means. When we do, we become a Citizen Champion.
Reshaping Community: What happens when citizens decide to be a Happy, Caring and Thriving Community
In a world of increasing social isolation and declining community, what happens when community citizens choose to strengthen their social connectedness, belonging and a culture of caring? Here are the stories of twenty people of how they became a happy Community and what impact it had on their personal lives and their community.
Be part of Coffee Connections, where people from across North America talk about all things community. If you care about your community and want to be inspired by others, find support and make connections with other people who care, this is the place to do it.
No cost, no obligations, just be part of the community of people who care about community.
Turn your hopes and dreams for your community project idea into reality
Join others from around the world who want their community to be a Happier and more connected community. Learn how to inspire other community members to help you fulfill your vision for the kind of community you want. Make your dream for your community become a reality.
Turn your ideas and hopes into reality
Inspire your community to support you
Make your project idea a reality
The skills you will learn in this hands on workshop will enable you to attract and inspire others who will want to roll up their sleeves alongside you.
Your donation will be used to develop programing, delivery and technology so more communities can be Happy Communities.
Recognition & Partners
We have proven the effectiveness of the Happy Community Project Tool Kit. Our success has been recognized internationally by several universities and organizations. Our partners are critical to our success.