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Tuesday, December 4 • 13:30 - 14:30
Plenary 1: Abundant Community Edmonton: Why Neighbouring Matters

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Explore a community resilience framework for urban dwellers which assists them in getting to ‘know their neighbours’ so that they are more likely to turn to them in an emergency. The idea that neighbours might function as resources for disaster preparedness must take account of the fact that neighbour relations are often weak and so often require nurturing.  This talk examines how neighbouring practices and relationships can be enhanced prior to a disaster forming a supportive relationship with neighbours in preparation for when disaster strikes. Learn how asset mapping can create closer neighbour relations and provide more reliable forms of help. Hear important insights for disaster policy and practice which suggest that resilience being a function of relatedness , must be prepared for by embedding local social practices which enhance neighbouring.  

Speakers
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Debra Jakubec

Team Lead - Abundant Community Edmonton, City of Edmonton
Debra Jakubec was born in Edmonton and is passionate about community building and inclusion. She holds a degree in anthropology and attended Stanford's Non-Profit Executive Leadership Program in 2009. Ms. Jakubec has 18 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector, becoming the... Read More →
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Howard Lawrence

Abundant Community Edmonton Coordinator, City of Edmonton
Howard is co-founder of the Asset-Based Neighbourhood Organizing Association with John McKnight.He has consult on neighbourhood health across North America and is working with the City of Edmonton in the role of Abundant Community Edmonton (ACE) Coordinator.Howard has a passion for... Read More →


Tuesday December 4, 2018 13:30 - 14:30
Grand Ballroom, Delta Hotels by Edmonton South Conference Centre 4404 Gateway Blvd NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 5C2