25 Community Conversations is a community engagement project in commemoration of The Oakville Community Foundation’s 25th Anniversary. As we celebrate our first 25 years, we wanted to learn how Oakville could foster more belonging and inclusiveness over the next 25 years.
With the support from our partners at the Oakville Public Library, The Foundation launched 25 Community Conversations in April 2019.
From May 1st to August 23rd, 2019, a series of 25 conversations were held across Oakville. With the combined participation of over 330 community members, the 25 groups consisted of people from every age, ethnicity and postal code. Some participants have lived in Oakville their whole lives, while others were newcomers to Canada.
The groups covered a variety of topics including spaces and places of inclusion and exclusion, safety, social trends, available supports and services, and finally the groups one BIG belonging idea.
For the first time ever, we created a special Chinese insert for the Report.