Together, BC Healthy Communities Society and Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition (OHCC) bring you the A to Z of Healthy Communities. Each month we will showcase a different aspect of Healthy Communities, highlighting many elements of this global movement and all it encompasses from A to Z.
A Stands For Asset-Based Community Development
Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) is a framework for community building developed by John McKnight and John Kretzmann based on their studies of successful community building initiatives in hundreds of neighbourhoods. This model supports sustainable community development by emphasizing the role of existing strengths and potentials. Based on this model, community members are united and called to find solutions by leveraging their gifts, focusing on their assets and collaborating for common goals.
Check out our information sheet on Asset-Based Community Development below, courtesy of our partners at OHCC.