Starting a neighbourhood project

By starting a neighbourhood project, you can build unexpected friendships.

Small Acts Matter - By starting a neighbourhood project, you can build unexpected friendships - Red Deer & District FCSS

Evidence

In reality, comprehensive community initiatives build community by pursuing concrete projects. People’s time and trust aren’t long engaged by mere talk, no matter how friendly. The activities produce the social network, not the other way around. Build a sense of community through community projects, neighbouring projects (e.g. snow shovelling for seniors) and empowerment projects (e.g. small neighbourhood improvement projects that are likely to be successful and involve influencing an external player).

Source: FCSS Calgary Research Brief No. 5, November 2009