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Community Resilience of Sault Ste. Marie


In response to earlier economic decline, this community-based initiative assessed Sault Ste. Marie’s resilience across sectors and explored community planning strategies to increase the city’s desirability and sustainability by becoming more economically viable, socially equitable, environmentally responsible and culturally viable. Community Resilience has since become a movement, seeing Sault Ste. Marie becoming the first community in Canada with a population larger than 10,000 to implement a Community Resilience project, and more recently adopting a community resilience framework in the 2016 Community Adjustment Committee process.


Jude Ortiz, Dr. Linda Savory-Gordon


2003 – 20011