Back to top

Anne Gloger | Bousfield Lecture Series | TIME CHANGED

Thu, Dec 4/08

Focus on Community Capacity Building and the Development of Social Infrastructure at the Neighbourhood Level

2:00–4:00 PM | Room 2125, Sidney Smith Hall

Kingston Galloway is one of the City's "priority neighbourhoods": pockets of our City that are not only places where people live in extreme poverty, but also places that lack the social supports prevalent in other parts of the City. Priority neighbourhoods were first identified in the “Strong Neighbourhoods” report put out by the City and United Way in 2004.

Concurrently with the development of Strong Neighbourhoods, the community of Kingston Galloway/Orton Park began to develop a new “hub” model for service delivery. This model became the East Scarborough Storefront, a template for cooperative infrastructure in priority neighbourhoods.

Over the past 8 years, the Storefront has worked with two other key networks: Residents Rising, a grassroots resident network, and Neighbourhood Action, a City-led initiative. Together, these three networks have found ways to work together and combine energies to create effective social infrastructure that is now the foundation for exciting change.

Gloger will look at how co-operation, collaboration and co-ordination has built foundation in Kingston Galloway/Orton Park, resulting in momentum for change. Also explored is the potential impact of building strong neighbourhood social infrastructure.

About Anne Gloger

Anne has been developing non-profit partnerships for 16 years, in both Kitchener and Toronto, working with three levels of government, faith groups, service clubs, schools and social services agencies. Since 2001 she has been developing and managing a successful 35-agency partnership: the East Scarborough Storefront. In 2003, recognizing the complexities of managing unincorporated non-profit organizations, she, with the support of a number of partners, authored a book “The Partnership/Trustee Journey”. In 2007 Anne was nominated by the community and later received the William P. Hubbard award for race relations.

This lecture is part of the Bousfield Lecture Series by the Geography & Program in Planning, University of Toronto.