Six Ottawans talking about community
If we can create spaces where people get out of their comfort zone, get to know their neighbours, and share a meal with someone who's different than them, then that's part of the way to a place where food banks aren't needed anymore.
Community = Experience + Connection
You don't have to inherit your community, you can build it.
What that comes down to when you're looking to build a community and evolve, is opportunity.
In Ottawa and Gatineau [...] we commute and use the bridges. There are four bridges, why not build a fifth one? A virtual one, and meet together and get interest in the other culture.
You cannot be everything to everyone. If you're going to have a community, be specific about what it is that you want to do.