Grassroots Whole Systems Approach

Community Development Intensive brochure

Pre-Requisite : None *

The CDI is a five-day event about community development as whole systems change. This is a practical, how-to lab on tools and methods for empowering communities and groups. The key to community development lies in people working together to meet changing social and economic needs. The methods in this course have proven effective through their use by ICA around the world for over 40 years.

  • Ensure grass roots participation.
  • Motivate groups to action.
  • Develop a grass roots vision.
  • Analyze the obstacles and create innovative strategies.
  • Convert plans into visible, do-able projects.
  • Build supportive relationships.
  • Sustain cross-sectoral collaboration.
  • Generate a sustainable development process.

In-person public courses are held in downtown Toronto at 401 Richmond St. West, Suite 409 from 9 am until 5 pm ET. Provincial and municipal public health guidelines are followed and classroom sizes are limited to 14 people. 


Increase community participation and involvement by adopting a community development approach.

  • Learn to facilitate economic self-sufficiency, community identify and shared leadership
  • Increase motivation, commitment and competence in your community initiative
  • Increase levels of responsibility with tools to make resident’s efforts effective.

These methods and applications can increase your ability to catalyze initiatives in your community with:

  • Increased participation and involvement.
  • Deeper sense of purpose and motivation.
  • Sense of ownership and responsibility for their community.

Plan your project with maximum support and involvement of stakeholders. Keep a your project moving; so people don't falter after a good beginning

Price is CAD$2,345 plus applicable tax.


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Date Location Price
Aug 14-18, 2023 Toronto $2,345.00