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A Return to ANC in Spryfield: Fresh Ideas Spring into Action

Community Story by Anne Makhoul

Like other communities in the Action for Neighbourhood Change (ANC) project, residents of Spryfield are cognizant of the high level of poverty, large proportion of lone-parent families, and rising school dropout rates in their community. ANC fosters community engagement by inviting members of the community to discuss the problems in their neighbourhood and describe the kind of community they would like to live in. Further, ANC seeks to develop a plan of action to achieve that community.

In this short article, Anne Makhoul chronicles the first 14 months of the project between February 2005 and March 2006. The author includes the perceptions of residents, organization representatives and project staff who have worked hard to achieve the betterment of the Spryfield community.

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Policy Publication Details

Author(s): Anne Makhoul;
Publisher: Caledon Institute of Social Policy [ Visit Website ]
Year Published: 2006; Publisher Type: Research Institute
Publicly Available: Yes Research Focus: Municipal; National;
Registration Required: No Language: English
Payment Required: No Publication Format: Adobe PDF

Subjects / Categories:

Policy Articles / Cities & Communities / Urban Change & Renewal
Policy Articles / Cities & Communities
Policy Articles / Citizen Engagement
Policy Articles / Welfare & Social Issues
Policy Articles / Welfare & Social Issues / Poverty
Policy Articles / Cities & Communities / Urban Change & Renewal / 2006
Policy Articles / Welfare & Social Issues / Poverty / 2006
Policy Articles / Citizen Engagement / Consultation
Policy Articles / Citizen Engagement / Consultation / 2006


Keywords / Tags:

Action for Neighbourhood Change; Spryfield; poverty; lone-parent families; community engagement; high school dropout rates;