for Neighbourhood Change (ANC) was a unique learning initiative
that explored and assessed approaches to locally-driven neighbourhood
revitalization that can enhance the capacity of individuals and families
to build and sustain strong, healthy communities.
Working with local residents, not-for-profit agencies and public and private
sector partners, ANC combined local resources in new ways to develop creative
locally-based solutions for sustainable community development and neighbourhood
ANC was grounded in the cities of Surrey, Regina,
Thunder Bay, Toronto
and Halifax. Neighbourhood sites were selected
by the local United Ways in consultation with residents, community leaders,
government and key community organizations.
ANC launched in the spring of 2005, and ran for two
years. While the project is officially over, the work of neighbourhood
revitalization continues in the five communities in a variety of forms.
This website, though no longer actively updated, offers
a wealth of information on the ANC project:
- Read more about the project’s mission and the partners involved
in About ANC.
- Visit the Community Updates
to learn more about the initiatives in each of the five neighbourhoods.
- Learn about community building and neighbourhood revitalization
in our series of conversations with experts
from across Canada and the United States.
- Finally, if you have unanswered questions, please feel free to
contact us to learn more.
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Action for Neighbourhood Change was in
operation from 2005-2007. This site exists to capture and share the learnings
that emerged from this initiative, but new material is no longer being
added on a regular basis. ANC is not responsible for the content of external
links, which may change; however, if you find a broken link, please let