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.
When you donate, your funds will be used to build our capacity so that more communities can be Happy Communities:
delivery and technology support so that we can reach more communities more effectively.
The more communities that are Happy Communities, the more we can change the path our world is on for our children’s sake.
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.
Be Part of the Conversation with Coffee Connections
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.
Share your ideas
Learn from experts
Meet like minded people and enjoy the Good will of others
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.
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.