Vibrant Community Roundtable  

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The Vibrant Community Roundtable is a project to bring together local Community leaders from business and non-profit sectors, as well as civic representatives from Akwesasne, Cornwall and the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry to engage in discussion in a roundtable format designed to address complex societal issues like poverty and community livability, with the goal to form a constituency by working to encourage collaborative ways of working together to build a healthier, more vibrant community for all. Our Inaugural Meeting was help on February 7th 2018.


Our Next Vibrant Community Roundtable meeting will be held on May 29th 2018 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm, to RSVP please contact Sylvie Kinloch at 613-930-0211 or e-mail:



To learn more about the meeting on February 7th 2018:

              Meeting Minutes                                                                             VCR Slides                                                                       Evaluating Impact Slides






Data Mapping Project



Liz Weaver:

This is the ground work…getting everybody to make the same movie. I think there are lots of good and coherent ideas. Now it’s a case of sorting through all the ideas and picking through the one, two or three things everyone wants to work on. Picking the idea is usually based on the low hanging fruit and on what you already know about a community. After that it’s time to rock and roll.

Chris Clapp:

I’m feeling hopeful for this community’s response to figuring out what the next steps are going to be, that will bring unique partners together from health care, business, volunteer organizations and non profit sector.

Justin Towndale:

It’s a starting point. There are the right people in the room. I was impressed with the cross-section of people in the room. That’s important. Sometimes you miss areas and you miss input from those areas. I think a lot more work needs to be done and we’re ready to towards that.

Alex de Wit:

I think it went great. We have a lot of work to do now, which is good. I’m excited. It’s good to have direction from the group and something to build on. Something I think people will be excited to come back to. There is progress to be made and room to work in.

What comes next is another meeting, gathering more data from people with lived experience, actual data collection from the health unit, the city and other partners who where here today. Part of the conversation is, let’s start sharing the data and talk about how we can work together on these issues and then come back in the spring and continue the conversation.


Pictures from February 7th 2018: