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Neighbourhood Connection Cards
Help a neighbour out by running an errand for them or simply providing a ear to listen (over the phone). Our neighbourhood connection cards can help! Simply tick what you think you can do on the card and slip it through your neighbour’s door / mailbox or share it with them digitally. You can download our Neighbourhood Connection Cards, fill it digitally or print it yourself. You can also request the printed cards to be mailed out to you by emailing our community development team, to reach out and help your neighbours during self isolation.
The program has established a Resource Library at the Denman Village Community Centre, which is available for Communities at Work staff, volunteers, sector workers and community members.
These books are available for loan (up to 4 weeks), please contact the CD program of the book you wish to borrow and pick up details will be organised. Please provide us with your best contact number. If you require the book for a longer period please contact the team to discuss extension options.
- The Transition Companion:
Making your community more resilient in uncertain times.
Author: Rob Hopkins
- A Pocketful of Leadership in the ACT
- A Pocketful of Leadership in First Nations Australia Communities
- FISH! Omnibus:
A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results
- Community Conversations:
Mobilizing the Ideas, Skills, and Passion of Community
Organizations, Governments, Business, and People
- Human Rights.
- Neighbor Power:
Building Community the Seattle Way
The Structure of Belonging
- Community Development in an Uncertain World:
Vision, Analysis & Practice
- The Art of Belonging:
It’s not where you live, it’s how you live
- Building Community:
Twelve Principles for a Healthy Future
- The University & Urban Revival:
Out of the Ivory Tower and Into the Streets
- Rekindling Democracy
- Reconnected: A community builder’s handbook
- Community Gardens: A Celebration of the People, Recipes and Plants
- The Kindness Revolution
- The Well Gardened Mind
- Retrosuburbia – The Downshifters Guide to a Resilient Future
- Pests, Diseases, Ailmwnts and Allies of Australian Plants
- Growing Good Food
- Grounded -How connection with nature can improve our mental and physical wellbeing
- Milkwood – Real skills for down to earth living
- Costa’s World – Gardening for the soil, the soul and the suburbs
- Sustainable Food
- Hope is a Verb
- The Little Prince
- Grow Easy – Organic crops for pots & small spaces
- Grow, Harvest, Cook
- People & Permaculture (Revised Edition)
- Start Where You Are
- How to teach Nature Journalling
- Tiny Victory Gardens
- The Comic Book Guide to Growing Food
- Nature Tonic
- 365 Days of Art in Nature
- The Bee Friendly Garden
- The Connected Community
- Everything and Nothing
- Loose Parts – Inspiring Play in Young Children
- The Little Veggie Patch Co.
- The Joyful Frugalista
- Dark Emu
A collection of video resources that support ongoing learning and inspiration.
Power to the People Conference 2019
This conference is an initiative of Bank of I.D.E.A.S. Communities at Work partnered to develop and deliver the 2019 conference which was held for the first time in Canberra.
2023 International Women’s Day
Communities at Work collaborated with Multicultural HUB Canberra to develop and deliver a morning tea and the following videos to celebrate International Women’s Day.
- Highlights reel
- Michelle Colefax – CEO Communities at Work
- Chloe Brewer – CPLE’s RTO Manager
- Mabinty Koroma – Community Development Officer, Communities at Work
- Danny Ruiz – Multicultural HUB
- Zakia Patel – Multicultural HUB
- Anup Pereira – Multicultural HUB
- Chiaka Moneke – Community Leader
- Selina Walker – Ngunnawal Elder in Training
- Dr Yvette Poudjom Djomani – Senior Geophysicist are Geoscience Australia
Events and Activities
Our Community Development Program organises and supports events and activities that foster community building and nurture personal growth. Visit Community Events and Activities for more information and to stay up-to-date on current events or browse our past events.