Creating Wealth and Well-Being in Teeny Tiny Places – Presentation Recap


A Teeny Tiny Summit took place on September 26th and examined strategies for “Building from Within” for communities to mobilizing and connect their assets. The event featured Peter Kenyon, and his thoughts on “creating community wealth and well-being by building from within.”  

Did you miss September’s Teeny Tiny Summit?

Click the link here to watch Peter Kenyon’s presentation and to see his slides visit this site

Key Take Away’s About Creating Wealth and Well-Being in Teeny Tiny Places 

  • The greatest asset of any community is simply people who care 
  • Change is an inside – job 
  • Communities are untapped reservoirs of possibility 
  • Healthy communities are places where every member belongs, matters, and contributes 
  • Start with what is strong, not wrong 
  • Everyone cares about something, and it is their motivation to act 

Peter Kenyon’s Most Memorable Quotes 

  • Community building is all about relationship building 
  • More conversations, less meetings 
  • Focus on strengthening the community, not servicing the community 

Peter Kenyon has accumulated over 30 years of experience working in the field of community and economic transformation with his organization and social enterprise, the Bank of I.D.E.A.S (Initiatives for the Development of Enterprise Action and Strategies). Peter is inspired to create caring, healthy, inclusive, connected, and enterprising communities. In his presentation, Kenyon spoke about communities that have identified and mobilized their strengths and transformed themselves. 

Teeny Tiny Summits share practical examples, lessons learned and community economic development tactics. Since inception, the summits have been hosted in every region of the province and attracted over 2,500 attendees both in person and virtually.  

The Rural Ontario Municipal Association and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs partner to deliver Teeny Tiny Economic Development Summits as a forum to discuss scale-appropriate economic development strategies for Ontario’s smallest communities. To view the recordings from previous Teeny Tiny Summits please visit this link



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