While Toronto battled extreme weather warnings and freezing rain, participants gathered on an unusually mild morning in Hamilton for a Resilient Hamilton workshop.
Resiliency is the ability of a community to cope with extreme stressors, make the very best of them, and bounce back afterwards. It sounds straightforward but measuring it is not so simple.
In this workshop, high school students developed strategies for community disaster mitigation and engaged in thoughtful reflection on the communities we all live in and share.
Helping those in need is in the DNA of faith communities. Now, faith groups across the GTA and beyond are working with a broad range of community partners to prepare their places of worship in becoming extreme weather hubs.
At the height of the December 2013 ice storm Lisa Levin was in charge of the north Toronto Circle of Care office, covering for staff who were on Christmas holidays. Lisa needed three things—fast: water, food and people.
When Transition Town Toronto hosted an Open Space brainstorming session with Green Neighbours 21 in March 2013, Mariko Uda connected with people interested in community mapping.