CHANGE MAKER   Past event

Building Neighbourhoods That Thrive

Mar 9, 2017

12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

YWCA Toronto
87 Elm Street
Toronto, ON





Improving neighbourhood settings to promote child and family well-being outcomes

The neighbourhood in which a child grows-up can greatly influence their developmental outcomes and opportunities for success. Understanding how to build effective structures and systems within those communities is therefore critical for the long term health and well-being of children and their families.


Join CIFAR and the Toronto Child & Family Network for a Change Makers workshop in which research, community and government leaders will explore how social inequalities within and between neighbourhoods can impact social capital networks and in turn neighbourhood outcomes. With this understanding, participants will also discuss what neighbourhood settings can best support the well-being of children and families and how to work collectively to improve outcomes.

This workshop opens with a networking lunch at 12:00 PM

For more information, please contact IdeasExchange 

The ties that bind: how childcare centers build social capitalThe Huffington Post

The surprising cost of growing up poor in the shadow of wealthThe Washington Post (paywall)

Living alongside more affluent neighbors predicts greater involvement in antisocial behavior among low-income boysJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry (paywall)

Building Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy UpdateUnited Way Toronto & York Region


Candice Odgers

Candice Odgers
University of California, Irvine

Mario Luis Small
Department of Sociology
Harvard University
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Daniele Zanotti
President and CEO
United Way Toronto & York Region

In partnership with: CFN-logo-1
Supported by: RBCLEOrgbR