Roberts Creek Community Hall

Please join us for our Resilient Coast Community Partners workshop on Thursday, November 16th with facilitators from the Building Resilient Neighbourhoods Team. Through this workshop, we will:

  • LEARN about the Resilient Streets approach, and inspiring ideas we can learn from communities across North America who are actively building social connectedness and resilience between neighbours
  • DEVELOP our Resilient Coast Collaborative Table of key community groups and organizations who share an interest in or mandate for strengthening neighbour-to-neighbour connections through various focus areas such as healthy living, community safety, environmental sustainability, diversity & inclusion, and emergency preparedness
  • EXPLORE the role of community partners, including how you can contribute and benefit from working with others to build neighbour-to-neighbour connections on the Sunshine Coast
  • IDENTIFY AND LEVERAGE local resources to take a “joined-up” integrated approach to implementing Resilient Streets on the Sunshine Coast.

Lunch and light refreshments will be provided.

NOTE: This is an invite-only workshop. If you are interested in learning more about Resilient Coast and potentially contributing as a Collaborative Table member, please contact coordinator Naomi Fleschhut: or 604.865.1633.

About the Workshop Facilitators:

Resilient Streets is a program of Building Resilient Neighbourhoods, a collaborative initiative that was started and has been operating for several years in the Greater Victoria region. Building on this success, the program is currently being expanded and adapted to several other BC communities.

Stacy Barter is a Community Engagement & Learning Specialist who is the Lead Facilitator for the Building resilient Neighbourhoods Initiative. She has worked for over 20 years with a wide range of communities, non-profit, and public sector organizations in Canada and Latin America. Specializing in process and program design, Stacy has led numerous multi-faceted community change initiatives from the ground up, and has developed a diverse array of training and capacity building programs to support changemakers. As a co-founder of SHIFT Collaborative, her recent work focuses on leadership development for multi-sector collaboration, community resilience, and building collective impact. Stacy holds a M. Ed. from Simon Fraser University specializing in Adult Education, community development, and organizational learning.
Michelle Colussi is a Co-founder of the Building Resilient Neighbourhoods initiative and has focused primarily on community and organizational development over the last 30 years of her practice. She worked with the Canadian Centre for Community Renewal (CCCR) on a variety of community economic development initiatives for 20 years where she was a team-lead in the development of the Community Resilience Manual that has been adapted around the world, and has trained facilitators for its use in the Government of Botswana’s poverty reduction strategy. and Michelle was Canada’s first Transition Town trainer and a co-founder of Transition Victoria.  Currently Michelle’s practice is focused on facilitation, training and coaching to strengthen community collaboration and impacts, working with Innoweave’s Collective Impact program and Scale Collaborative’s 21st Century Non-Profits program

Thu, November 16th, 2017 9:00 AM
Thu, November 16th, 2017 3:00 PM
Registration By Invitation
Register for Free

Roberts Creek Community Hall
1309 Roberts Creek Rd, Roberts Creek, BC