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Creating connections to transform communities across Canada


We are a group coming together to share ideas and best practices. 


Our purpose is to strengthen the social fabric of communities through community spaces initiatives across Canada. 


Find resources and best practices to start building community spaces

Community Resources that bring best practices to life. 

A space for creative collisions to occur.

A community of like-minded individuals centred around the belief that community spaces strengthen communities. 

Our Background

Founding members Lorraine Fentie, Travis Paterson, Carrie Voysey, and Dominika Zapolnik are passionate community builders and members of the Royal Roads University, MA in Professional Communication Program. The foursome came together to build this forum as a way to bridge academic theory and practical application. We are focused on making the world around us a better, more connected space.