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ANC in BC Selects Bridgeview

Community Story by Anne Makhoul

The federal government identified the community of Surrey (British Columbia) to participate in Action for Neighbourhood Change (ANC), a pan-Canadian project based in five cities. ANC’s mandate is to help community members help each other to make their neighbourhoods better places to live. It also helps government partners learn more about supporting neighbourhood renewal. A 14-month initiative, ANC will operate from February 2005 to March 2006.
Anne Makhoul explains that the selection committee chose the Surrey neighbourhood of Bridgeview because it met the criteria of balance between assets and need and already possessed a sense of community. Makhoul describes Bridgeview’s geography, history and its citizens. The United Way of the Lower Mainland (UWLM) committed to engage community members in envisioning change, an endeavour that entailed building connections between residents and community support organizations and encouraging capacity-building at the neighbourhood level. UWLM made a commitment to continue working in Surrey beyond ANC’s 14-mdonth mandate.

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Policy Publication Details

Author(s): Anne Makhoul;
Publisher: Caledon Institute of Social Policy [ Visit Website ]
Year Published: 2005; Publisher Type: Research Institute
Publicly Available: Yes Research Focus: Municipal; National;
Registration Required: No Language: English French
Payment Required: No Publication Format: Adobe PDF

Subjects / Categories:

Policy Articles / Cities & Communities / Urban Change & Renewal
Policy Articles / Cities & Communities / Social Services
Policy Articles / Cities & Communities / Social Services / 2005
Policy Articles / Cities & Communities / Urban Change & Renewal / 2005
Policy Articles / Cities & Communities

Keywords / Tags:

federal government; neighbourhood renewal; Action for Neighbourhood Change; Surrey; community support organizations; United Way; Bridgeview;