The Happy Community Project: a simple, proven way to bring back caring and connection to your community

Providing the tools communities need to change from “What happened to us?” to “What a great place to live!

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 small towns need to thrive once again.

Next Coffee Connections: The First Thursday of Every Month

Do You Want More From Your Neighborhood Community?

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

There are 3 kinds of people who get involved with the Happy Community Project

No matter what their reasons, the people who want to be part of the Happy Community Project share three things in common:

  • They care about our children’s future.
  • They believe that strongly connected communities where citizens look out for each other are important to both our present and future wellbeing.
  • They want to be part of the solution.


Everybody can make a difference in their own way. Learn how you can do simple things that make big differences.

Community Champions

Community Champions are the people who want to bring the Happy Community Project™ to their community.


Partners are people and their organizations that want to support the Happy Community Project™ financially or with expertise and resources.

But will this work in my community?

The Happy Community Project has worked in Windsor Nova Scotia, Halifax Nova Scotia 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

Why this is important.

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. Collectively, we can make a difference. 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. Are you ready to be part of the Happy Community Project?

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