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Community Development


Community Development symbolWhat is Community Development?

"A field of practices directed towards the creation or enhancement of community among individuals within a regional area (such as a neighbourhood) with a common interest. It is sometimes encompassed under the field of community development."

source: Wikipedia.org


What is Community Building?
"A field of practices directed toward the creation or enhancement of community among individuals within a regional are neighbourhood) with a common interest. It is sometimes encompassed under the field of community development.”

source: Wikipedia.org


Advantages of Community Development
  • Enhanced community spirit and pride
  • Greater community support  
  • Improved trust and dialogue between staff and volunteers
  • Increased emphasis on communication, growth and learning
  • Develops leadership
  • Promotes cooperation and partnerships among individuals and community groups

    source: Campus for Communities of the Future


    Community Organization Information Update
    Your Community Organization is very important to us. Please keep us updated by filling out a Community Group Survey. Surveys are available at any Town community centre or can be downloaded via the link below.

    Community Organizations Information Survey [PDF]


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    OnRichmondHill.com



    CONTACT US
    For general inquires, email community@richmondhill.ca or call 905-884-0855, ext. 220.

    You can also contact the Community Development Coordinator at 905-884-0855, ext. 224, and via email at kathy.sampson@richmondhill.ca or the Community Development - Recreation Assistant via 905-884-0855, ext. 220, or michael.watson@richmondhill.ca.
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