Collaboration & City Building: Toronto Dialogues Video Guide

Collaboration & City Building Guide   Collaboration Video
Collaboration & City Building Guide   Collaboration & City Building Videos

Suggestion: before viewing the Video Trilogy, we encourage you to read the Guide first. Please see Getting the Most Out of the Video and Guide below.

In response to a growing number of requests for information about our cross-sector collaborations, the Toronto Foundation, with financial support from The J. W. McConnell Family Foundation, developed the Toronto Dialogues Trilogy, a video in three chapters and a companion piece, Collaboration & City Building: Toronto Dialogues Video Guide.

The Toronto Dialogues Video and Guide highlight our community leadership model which uses the Toronto’s Vital Signs® Report to identify current and emerging needs, convenes stakeholders to explore solutions, and invests in these solutions through our grant programs and special initiatives.

Together, the Guide and the Trilogy Video provide a snapshot of our city building process.

If you are a practitioner of collaborations or thinking about whether you should wade in, both the Video Trilogy and the Collaboration Guide aim to share the top notes and learnings from four of our different collaborations.

About the Video and Guide
The Toronto Dialogues Trilogy is a three-part video that aims to share the top notes and learnings from four different collaborations on the following issues:

  • Affordable Housing,
  • Community Safety,
  • Public Space, and
  • Municipal Finance.

Twelve partners, from among hundreds, are featured in the video. The three chapters highlight the Community Leadership model, the importance of process, and the challenges and successes of the collaborations.

Getting the Most Out of the Video and Guide
Here are some tips on how to use this Video and Guide:

  • There’s a lot here! You’ll need to carve out half an hour or so.
  • To get the most from the video, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with the projects that were created through the collaborations. Read the Collaboration & City Building Guide first.
  • You may even want to watch one chapter at a time and reflect on how it could further collaborations at your organization.
  • There’s good information on the outcomes – be prepared to pause the video to review this part of the story.