About the Forum


Forum Report (2M PDF)

The forum's aim was to foster an action-focused conversation that produced insights, information and practical ideas for citizen-led development. It brought together a wide range and balanced mix of development practitioners, researchers and policymakers from across North America, along with intermediaries and funders involved in supporting community-driven social and economic innovations. The rich assortment of participants helped fertilize learning across different perspectives, disciplines and experiences.

How do citizen-led, community-driven organizations grow and become relevant in their communities? Hear from the experts, as Coady Institute and the StFX Extension Department release the companion video series to case studies that were presented in June at the Citizen-Led Sustainable Change: Innovations in North American Community Development forum held here on campus. One hundred and fifty people attended from across North America. Now you can watch spokespersons from ten of the case studies talk about their secrets for success.