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Network Resources

Workshop Notes

Initiative Documents


Community Asset Mapping Background


Mapping our Common Ground E-Book

Many community stories workshops, frameworks, icons and links are inside this book based on work around the world. There is a section on mapmaking using locally and globally created icons shared with the Green Map system.


Community Tool Box – Tools to Change our World

A wide range of community development, planning and facilitation techniques and resources.  Chapter 8 is all about Community Asset Mapping including details about how to identify community assets and resources, and how to engage them in the community change effort.


Hidden Treasures: Building Community Connections by Engaging the Gifts of People with Disabilities

The stories collected in this book are stories of successful reconnections undertaken in a variety of communities by different organizations and agencies.  The stories:

  • center on identifying the gifts and dreams of each individual isolated person. They do not center on the person’s needs. Each person is seen as unique and gifted.

  • show the importance of “citizen space”.  Citizen space is the home of connections and associations.  It is where neighbors interact and cooperate.  Agencies and governments can and do initiate connection efforts, but the connections always exist in citizen space.


Friends connecting people with disabilities and community members

This manual is to help people with disabilities increase community membership and belonging and for promoting relationships with community members

  • It is written for agency staff but can be used by anyone such as individuals receiving services, families, and support coordinators, etc.

  • Many strategies were developed with people with intellectual/developmental disabilities,  but the strategies are useful for anyone


Valuing People: A New Strategy for Learning Disability for the 21st Century

Sets out the Government’s proposals for improving the lives of people with learning disabilities and their families and carers, based on recognition of their rights as citizens, social inclusion in local communities, choice in their daily lives and real opportunities to be independent.

Building Networks and Mapping Assets: Exploring (Self) Employment Supports for Persons with Disabilities in Five Canadian Regions: Asset Mapping Report

An example of the use of CAM for the benefit of disabled people. This CAM used a four-phased approach to identify learning assets and gaps in each of the five pilot regions / provinces chosen for the project. The identified assets and gaps will assists people with disabilities to develop new knowledge, skills and experience relevant to gaining (self) employment.


A toolkit for anyone interested in Person-Centered Planning. This Person- Centered Planning toolkit is intended to serve both as a reference for individuals already acquainted with Person-Centered Planning (PCP), and as a starting point for individuals new to Person-Centered Planning and Thinking. This toolkit has been designed to be used by individuals with developmental disabilities, and agency personnel and the families with whom they work. 


Other Initiatives


We are proud to recognize others in the province and around the world who are using community mapping and other community development tools to share gifts, create connections and build and inclusive future.


North Region Community Council launched a new Accessibility Map of Northern B.C. The map shows locations in the northern half of BC that are physically accessible to persons with mobility impairments and demonstrate inclusive practices for people with disabilities. Visit the online map and find accessible locations in your community!


Building Caring Communities

University of Victoria Mapping Collaboratory

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