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 held on February 7th 2018.

Une communauté dynamique est un projet qui vise à rassembler les dirigeants d’entreprises et les secteurs à but non lucratif locales ainsi que les représentants civiques d’Akwesasne, la ville de Cornwall et des comtés de Stormont, Dundas et Glengarry afin d’initier un dialogue sous forme de table ronde.  Le but est de formuler une circonscription électorale et d’encourager de travailler en collaboration afin de bâtir une communauté saine et dynamique en addressant les issues sociétales complexes telles que la pauvreté et habitabilité.  Notre première réunion a eu lieu le 7 février 2018.

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

              Meeting Minutes                                                                             VCR Slides                                                                       Evaluating Impact Slides





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.



Pictures from February 7th 2018: