Graphic Recorder: Melissa Kendzierski

Supporting and learning from communities

The Seizing the Moment project brings together community-based organizations and post-secondary institutions across Canada for a series of conversations about pandemic challenges and strategies in communities. We also explore avenues for community-campus research, learning and creative partnerships to help mobilize just and sustainable ways forward. 

The Seizing the Moment workshop took place on May 25-26, 2021, with almost 400 participants registered to join our discussion about pandemic challenges and lessons learned in communities across the country.

The next step in the project is a series of post-workshop webinars over Summer/Fall 2021, as well as a Quebec-focused event planned for Fall 2021. For more information, contact Magda Goemans at

Click below for workshop and post-workshop recordings and other materials:

Recordings from the Seizing the Moment workshop, held May 25-26, 2021

Graphic recordings from the Seizing the Moment workshop

Regional discussion summaries from the Seizing the Moment workshop

Recordings from post-workshop webinars

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Community activities to address current challenges 

Partnership strategies in response to the crisis

Building new paths through and beyond the pandemic