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Action for Neighbourhood Change in Thunder Bay

Community Story by Anne Makhoul

Anne Makhoul begins with a brief history of Thunder Bay. In recent years, the city’s population has declined, income and employment levels are below the provincial average and there is a higher percent of Aboriginal residents compared to other cities. Thunder Bay was chosen to participate in Action for Neighbourhood Change (ANC), a pan-Canadian project based in five cities that enables community members to collaborate to improve their neighbourhoods. Government partners also learn ways to support neighbourhood renewal. A 14-month initiative, ANC will operate from February 2005 to March 2006.
Simpson-Ogden, Thunder Bay’s second oldest neighbourhood, was selected for inclusion in ANC. Makhoul outlines the community’s demographics, income levels and assets in terms of community support organizations and facilities. She also describes efforts already undertaken in the community, and the attitude of residents about ANC and its potential capacity to envision and coordinate real change in the community.

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

Keywords / Tags:

community organizations; Thunder Bay; employment; neighbourhood renewal; Aboriginal;