Building relationships and a broad range of stakeholders
Strong Communities Celebrate Their Strengths - 2013 Heart of Wood Buffalo Leadership Awards
Strong Communities Celebrate Their Strengths - 2013 Heart of Wood Buffalo Leadership Awards
Strong Communities Celebrate Their Strengths - 2013 Heart of Wood Buffalo Leadership Awards
Encouraging greater recognition of regional assets
Celebrating Excellence in the Nonprofit Sector: 2012 Heart of Wood Buffalo Leadership Awards
Building more resilient and sustainable social benefit organizations
Strong Communities Celebrate Their Strengths - 2013 Heart of Wood Buffalo Leadership Awards
Strong Communities Celebrate Their Strengths - 2013 Heart of Wood Buffalo Leadership Awards
Building more resilient and sustainable social benefit organizations
Creating Structures for Learning & Skill Development
Celebrating Excellence in the Nonprofit Sector: 2012 Heart of Wood Buffalo Award Recipient Alex Sanchez
Celebrating Excellence in the Nonprofit Sector: 2012 Heart of Wood Buffalo Leadership Awards
Engaging more people in creating change
Celebrating Excellence in the Nonprofit Sector: 2012 Heart of Wood Buffalo Leadership Awards
Thumbs Up for the Social Prosperity Framework for Building Prosperous Communities!
Building relationships with a broad range of stakeholders
Russell Thomas interprets conversation at ConvergenceYMM 2013
Celebrating Excellence in the Nonprofit Sector: Jill Sporidis, Executive Leadership Award Recipient, 2012 Heart Awards
Connecting the Nonprofit Sector to Resources
Congratulations to nine organizations who participated in the Accreditation Preparation Workshop Series
Creating Structures for Learning & Skill Development
Strong Communities Celebrate Their Strengths - 2013 Heart of Wood Buffalo Leadership Awards
Enabling increased knowledge exchange
Facilitating Dialogue & Creative Thinking

Social Prosperity Wood Buffalo

Welcome to the Social Prosperity Wood Buffalo (SPWB) project website.  SPWB is a community-driven collaborative process to build and sustain innovation and social change in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alberta. This website contains a history of the SPWB project and includes reports, newsletters, promotional materials, resources and events. Learn about our journey of adaptive leadership and collaborative effort to bring about social change in Wood Buffalo.

Wood Buffalo residents are invited to attend the "Look into Wood Buffalo" Report-Back presentation on Wednesday, October 1st starting at 1:30 pm.  Register Now!

"Look into Wood Buffalo" Community Wellbeing Survey Report-Back Presentation

More than 500 people participated in the "Look into Wood Buffalo" Community Wellbeing Survey.  The results will be released in October, 2014! 

Thanks for visiting our website!

An accessible version of this invitation is also available: Report Back Presentation invite.pdf

Testimonials

“The initiative continues to bring together bright leaders in the Wood Buffalo community to learn from each other, develop and implement innovative strategies for a greater collective impact.  At the same time, social innovation practitioners from Waterloo University and across Canada have been invited to contribute to nurturing brilliant leaders and incubate great ideas that will shape a better future for the sector.”  Emmanuel (Manny) Makia, Social Planning Supervisor, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

“ SPWB has afforded an opportunity for networking that could never have happened in such a short time otherwise.” Donna Smith, Regional Capacity Coordinator, KnowledgeConnector

“Social Prosperity is a catalyst for action based on a simple premise: Together we can change our communities and nation for the better.”  Emmanuel (Manny) Makia, Social Planning Supervisor, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

“Building capacity is about making connections between people, creating opportunities to grow, and ensuring individuals and organizations have the skills to make it happen.” Donna Smith, Regional Capacity Coordinator, KnowledgeConnector

“It is hard to define on paper the excitement rippling through the community from the Social Prosperity Project!” Donna Smith, Regional Capacity Coordinator, KnowledgeConnector

“The Strategic Planning with Cathy Brothers was an excellent workshop! It was well organized, the guest speaker was certainly well versed and invited audience participation. Cathy demonstrated that she values the non-profit sector and certainly understands the funding restraints that we all work under. The partnership with Wood Buffalo is absolutely a value added for our community and can only make the place we call home - a more fantastic place to live and work. Excellent, excellent workshop!” Cathy Payne, Board Member, Safe Communities

 

“It was an absolute thrill to be a part of the Social Prosperity Wood Buffalo Change Lab and Prosperity Summit.  Both days proved to be filled with rich conversations and deep engagement with community leaders at all levels and from all sectors.”  Russell Thomas, Director, Marketing & Communications

“Leveraging the broadest and most diverse network of community stakeholders in Wood Buffalo, Social Prosperity has provided the platform for a comprehensive, multipronged response to pressing problems facing the region’s nonprofit sector.” Emmanuel (Manny) Makia, Social Planning Supervisor, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

“Whole system community change interventions offer much more than the sum of their parts. Even as the initiative moves into its second year, the attendant ripple effects of Social Prosperity will continue to strengthen and amplify the voice of Wood Buffalo’s nonprofit sector for a very long time.” Emmanuel (Manny) Makia, Social Planning Supervisor, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

“Positive change is a process that demands both time and significant commitment, not to mention the belief that change is possible.  The Social Prosperity project is enabling an entire community to re-imagine, re-think, re-energize how it operates at a nonprofit, grassroots level.  It is happening and it is working.“  Russell Thomas, Director, Marketing & Communications

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