At the heart of our work is proactive community engagement that is intentionally inclusive, transparent, and honoured as a guide for turning ideas into designs and plans.
Our work is about improving neighbourhoods, whether through the development of market and non-market housing, helping create social enterprises, building or renovating commercial properties, or providing community capacity building services to residents that assist them in taking charge of their collective future.
Community Development Corporations tend to do the following types of work:
- Build and repair homes
- Support the development or rehabilitation of small businesses
- Develop vacant lots or parcels of land that address neighbourhood needs/aspirations.
- Teach and/or support job finding and financial literacy skills
- Train workers
- Engage community members
- Create and implement plans for neighbourhood redevelopment