Community hubs are the centre of public discourse around healthy and vibrant neighbourhoods. As suburban and rural neighbourhoods are challenged by a lack of local services, community hubs are growing in popularity as a way to provide a “one-stop shop” to address local needs. The Province, municipalities, community organizations and funders are taking innovative approaches to developing community hubs.
We reached out to Karen Pitre, Special Advisor to the Premier on Community Hubs, to discuss her extension and reflect on her work from the past year. Key themes include: building local capacity, engaging stakeholders and removing policy barriers.