"Residents at the Tillicum Table were really excited about the possibility of improving their communities- and many there shared strikingly similar visions for what changes could help make the neighborhood more cohesive and vibrant"
(Lisa Willott Graduate Student Intern for Gorge-Tillicum, MA Candidate, Geography )
The United Way of Greater Victoria and BCHC worked together on the Community Tables project to create the space for cross-sectoral community conversations which result in identified strategies for taking action at the community level.
During the table sessions an integral lens was used to help the groups create a vision for their neighbourhood, identify community assets and study challenges while paying attention to the tangible and intangible aspects of their community.
In addition to monthly meetings a community survey process was used to gain insight from a broad range of residents and the inventory will be incorporated into the tabels community development process.