The Abundant Community
Where each and everyone one of us makes a difference. A social movement where we are in charge.
The ACI is an initiative connecting neighbours to one another and the neighbourhood. Creating a movement of neighborliness.
Sometimes outsiders, people who don’t know our community, talk about fixing what’s wrong with Boyle Street. We say there’s a thousand times more right than wrong. We’re going to prove it by talking to a thousand of our neighbours. We’re going to find out what gifts our neighbours have that they can share with us.
About a third of people living alone say they feel lonely, this affect the health of people, their sense of well-being and security.
We want our neighbours to share their experiences, thoughts and skills with the rest of us so that we will all be too engaged to feel lonely. When we need something we won’t have to go to an agency or a service provider, we will find someone right here to help us and we’ll find ways to repay their generosity by giving them a hand with their needs.
This initiative is simply an exercise in neighborliness. Rebuilding a culture of connection in our community. Getting to know the people around us. Making our neighbourhood even more friendly, safe and caring.
The first step is finding out what skills, gifts and experiences people in our community have. We will do that by finding leaders who will act as block or floor connectors. These people will start conversations with their neighbours and together we will build an inventory of our assets.
No one needs to feel a pressure to participate but if this sounds good to you why not join the conversation, perhaps initiate, be a “Block Connector”.