Ontario Downtown Revitalization Community of Practice Sessions


Downtown Revitalization Community of Practice sessions are an excellent opportunity for downtown revitalization Kingston_downtowncoordinators, volunteers and community leaders to network, gain insights into the experiences, successes and challenges communities have faced on their downtown revitalization journey, and see firsthand examples from host communities.

OMAFRA has partnered with the Ontario Business Improvements Area Association (OBIAA) to organize and facilitate three Communities of Practice Sessions across Ontario in 2015. The Communities of Practice sessions are being hosted by communities currently undertaking OMAFRA’s Downtown Revitalization Program.

These one-day sessions showcase the community and people involved in the revitalization of their downtown.  This includes presentations by communities undertaking OMAFRA’s Downtown Revitalization Program, facilitated discussion of downtown revitalization best practices, and networking.

The first of three sessions was held in Hanover on June 19th. Participants rated the session highly and comments included:

“Keep offering these sessions. Love sharing best practices with communities in similar situations.” “Great takeaways and ideas for growth.”

Upcoming Downtown Revitalization Community of Practice Sessions will be held in Tilbury on September 29th. For further information and registration details, please visit www.obiaa.com.

For more information on OMAFRA’s Downtown Revitalization Program visit our website or contact your Regional Agriculture and Rural Economic Development Advisor