Brightside carries out an annual community enhancement survey to assess residents’ happiness and well-being. Based on this, they are supporting a number of Community Development initiatives designed to build resilience and community amongst residents.
Panelists brought ideas, evidence and stories from their practice and research on what is at stake for the common humanity of our cities as we respond to and recover from the pandemic.
COVID-19 has presented particular challenges to operators of multi-unit rental housing, from mounting financial pressures due to residents’ challenges in paying rent, to managing new health protocols and restricting use of common spaces, to increased concerns around mental well-being, food security and tenant conflicts.
Read our Change Theory (PDF) about our intended impacts, supports of change, key strategies, collaborators, foundational principles, and more.
Explore our collective organization, from Experiment & Learn, to Research & Document, and Share & Mobilize.
The pilot aimed to Increase a sense of community amongst residents within their buildings, decrease the frequency and intensity of loneliness among residents, support participating buildings to feel like home, and not just a temporary place of residence, and more.
The Hey Neighbour Collective emerged from collaboration between staff involved in the City of Vancouver’s 2018-2019 Hey Neighbour! pilot project and a number of advisory committee members working on similar projects.