Tag Archives: inclusion

More Building Blocks for a Community-based Working Place

Let’s co-create a Working Place in Peterborough — part 2

In my first blog, I wrote about the Community Tools Projects at the Working Centre in Kitchener which allow people to become involved in building community. These ‘Community Enterprise Projects’ help support the activities of the Centre, combining social enterprise and community service. They seek to make daily living more affordable and have the added benefit of a co-operative and neighbourhood-like structure so that individuals do not have to work in isolation. They invite people away from isolation to become involved in serving others, to use tools productively and to become part of a group that serves a public need.
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Working Centre an Enduring Social Structure that Builds Community

Let’s co-create a Working Place in Peterborough — part 1

A social venture that has endured and grown exponentially, the Working Centre, was established in the spring of 1982 as a response to unemployment and poverty in downtown Kitchener. The Centre models a way of building community by focusing on providing work and learning opportunities through inviting people’s gifts and talents. Plans are underway to provide our community with the opportunity to learn about this model and to explore the possibility of creating our own Working Place in Peterborough.
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A Dream for Cohousing in Peterborough

Small group energized by possibilities in community-based housing model

Linda Viscardis had never heard the word “cohousing” when she began imagining a different kind of housing scenario for her daughter, Laura. Now, she says “they talk about sustainability and reciprocity and people coming together in shared space and it’s like, ‘Oh my gosh so this is what heaven is going to look like’.”
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