2014 Great GatheringJan 29 2014
The 2014 Great Gathering will be taking place on March 15, 2014 at the Fredericton Capital Exhibition Centre!
Registration for this years event is now open on the Great Gathering Website: http://www.frederictongreatgathering.com/
In 2012 there were over 300 people who generated 50 plus topics, these topics were later bundled into 12 themes and out of those larger integrated conversations emerged over 70 outcomes or actions! As a result, Fredericton now has coordination, cooperation and direction on making public transit work, bicycle co-op, community art, security of local food supply emerging, a new voice for youth in community activity, shared strategy on homelessness and affordable housing complemented, new steps in inclusion for new comers to Fredericton ... and more. Check out the report from the 2012 event for details (http://www.frederictongreatgathering.com/reports.html).
Topics currently buzzing in the community are: how to bring new and more family doctors to the community; increase effectiveness of public health strategies; how to improve the job opportunities for 20 to 30 year olds; continued improvement of public transportation; more engagement and input between community and City of Fredericton Seven Pillars of Community strategy ... to name just a few.
What is your passion? What do you feel will make Fredericton and area a better place and how can you make this happen?
Use facebook, twitter or the Forum section of The Great Gathering website to start the conversation.
Register and come to The Great Gathering 2014 ... and be prepared to be surprised!
World Café on Post-Carbon FrederictonApr 09 2013
You are invited to a World Café discussion on Post-Carbon Transition in Fredericton, hosted by Transition Fredericton on April 16. With climate change and depleting conventional carbon sources, our days of high carbon living are seriously numbered. There are, obviously, already a number of projects in Fredericton that fit under the rubric of transition. What are the next steps? Some of the next steps, perhaps, can't be done by volunteer groups alone. How do we get the City and Province on board? What knowledge is missing? What projects are needed over the next few months to move us towards filling those gaps and engaging a broader number of stakeholders? The World Café will help us move the group forward, and it will be an opportunity to share information and ideas with people from different networks. The broader the participation, the more interesting the conversation!
What: A World Café on Post-Carbon Transition in Fredericton
When: Tuesday, April 16, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: Renaissance College
Join us for a Community Conversation on Food SecurityApr 02 2013
The subject of Food Security was a key area of concern raised by participants at the Great Gathering in November 2012 hosted by Greater Fredericton Social Innovation. Many individuals and groups are working on various initiatives related to food. We would like to harness the power of our collective passion and ensure we use our resources effectively. Everyone is welcome to be part of this conversation where we intend to identify areas of interest and teams of people that can collaborate in creating a greener, sustainable, healthier food system for everyone in our community.
A Community Conversation on Food Sercurity
April 30th, 10:00am - 12:00 PM
Odell Lodge Upstairs
Please RSVP to:
Great Gathering - Draft Report now availableDec 10 2012
On November 23rd and 24th, 310 community members convened at the Fredericton Convention Centre for The Great Gathering – An Open Space Forum, hosted by Greater Fredericton Social Innovation.
We are now pleased to share “The Great Gathering – An Overview and Proceedings”. This working document provides an overview of the 52 topics, 12 themes, and 78 actions and strategies that respond to the question: How can we work together to make Fredericton and area better?”