How to Hub: Community Hub Development Toolkit

The “How to Hub: Community Hub Development Toolkit” is a practical guide to support residents, parents and community allies in advocating for a community hub in their neighbourhood. This toolkit offers introductory information on a range of topics relevant to groups that are in the initial stages of developing a community hub or who would like more information before beginning their journey.

Community hubs are places where residents, parents and community members come together to explore new ideas, build creative solutions and develop relationships. They play a vital role in building community cohesion, wellbeing and vibrancy.

We also know that resident-led and grassroots groups can play an important role in securing a hub in their neighbourhood. And that's what this toolkit is all about!

In this toolkit you will find information and resources on:

  • Why community hubs are important,
  • How to develop and deliver your vision,
  • How to connect with partners,
  • How to assess your community, and
  • How to get financial and in-kind resources.

Four case studies are also included to help you learn from others' experiences.

Please note: The toolkit included links to the CommunityHubsOntario website. That website has since been taken down.


Read the "Community Hub Tool Kit: One Stop Shop” article published in Novae Res Urbis.

Posted with permission of the publisher of NRU Publishing Inc. Original article first appeared in Novae Res Urbis – Toronto Edition, Vol. 23, No.18, Friday, May 3, 2019.



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