Co-hosted by the Old East Village Community Association and Public Sociology @ Western, this workshop brings together neighbourhood based groups from across London to discuss how neighbourhoods can coordinate activities for effective community building. The event will take place Monday, March 30, 6:30PM at East Village Coffee House, 754 Dundas Street East.

Randy Stoecker will bring his community development and organizing expertise to facilitate conversation among neighbourhood groups learning how to build their capacity and their success. Stoecker will combine his experience with neighborhood groups in small and large cities with our local knowledge to inform ways we can work with each other and access university programs to better achieve our goals.

By creating the opportunity for neighbourhoods to learn about each other we hope that this event will strengthen intercommunity relationships and encourage cross neighbourhood communication and collaboration where applicable.

Guiding questions for workshop:

1. What can we learn from each other?

2. What ways can neighbourhoods work together to achieve common goals?

3. How can community groups partner with University resources to achieve their goals?



6:30-7:00 p.m. - Free Refreshments and light snacks (The cafe will be offering beer and wine for purchase)

7:00-9:00 p.m. - Workshop

After 9:00 p.m. - Feel free to stay and mingle (The cafe will be offering beer and wine for purchase)


About Randy Stoecker

Randy Stoecker, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology at the University of Wisconsin, with a joint appointment in the University of Wisconsin-Extension Center for Community and Economic Development as a community development specialist. He has wide-ranging experience providing research support and technical assistance to neighborhood and other community groups across the U.S., Canada, and Australia. In Canada, much of his community work has been in Ontario involving the Trent Community Research Centre in Peterborough and U-Links in Minden. In Australia he has led trainings with The Change Agency, and worked with Monash University and the Neighbourhood House network in Melbourne. In the United States he has worked across the country with community groups in Illinois, Ohio, Appalachia, and Wisconsin, and with colleges and universities from coast to coast.

Thank you to the Student Success Centre and Western International Visiting Scholar Program for the financial support to make this event possible.