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Community Involvement

The City of Greater Sudbury recognizes the value of ongoing participation from residents toward the provision of programs and services to the community. Neighbourhood Associations and Community Action Networks are excellent vehicles through which people can contribute to their community and become involved in community decision-making. These organizations help to maintain the uniqueness of each individual community/neighbourhood which, together, comprise the City of Greater Sudbury.

Neighbourhood Associations
Community Action Networks
Civic Awards

City of Greater Sudbury Neighbourhood Associations

What are Neighbourhood Associations?

Neighbourhood Associations are volunteer associations that work in co-operation with the City of Greater Sudbury Leisure Services Department to improve the quality of life in their neighbourhood. Each Neighbourhood Association organizes and promotes local leisure opportunities to meet the needs of area residents.

Neighbourhood Associations enhance our community

Neighbourhood Associations are involved with a variety of programs, activities and special events including community clean ups and winter carnivals. One of the most important activities that these volunteers perform is the creation and maintenance of our outdoor
rinks. We like to refer to these particular folks as “Shovel Superheroes”! These volunteers can be found flooding, shoveling or snow blowing outdoor rink facilities at any hour of the day or night, in the very worst weather, all in the interests of providing outdoor skating opportunities in their neighbourhood through the long cold winter months. They are
a perfect example of what makes our community great!

The City of Greater Sudbury provides support by...

The City of Greater Sudbury assists Neighbourhood Associations by providing resource and outdoor rink staff, assisting with volunteer recruitment, providing an annual grant, developing training opportunities for volunteers, and promoting programs and activities.

I want to get involved...

There are opportunities to become a member of the Neighbourhood Associations executive committee, an event organizing committee or assisting with events and programs within your area. To learn more, please contact your local neighbourhood Association President or contact the City of Greater Sudbury at 3-1-1 or email to [email protected].

Community Action Networks

Community Action Networks (CANs) bring people together to build a Healthy Community. Healthy Communities are strong and vibrant. They emerge from the collaborative efforts of citizens who care about where they live and want to make their neighbourhoods the best they can possibly be. Community Action Networks provide resources to make this happen.

The City of Greater Sudbury recognizes the following benefits in establishing and supporting Community Action  Networks:
CANs enhance the overall quality of life in Greater Sudbury’s social, environmental and economic sectors.
CANs enable citizens to participate, appreciate, and fully understand the services offered by community organizations and groups.
CANs help to identify community needs and establish co-operative working relationships.
CANs promote democracy and inclusiveness by giving participants (community members, City Council, and City staff), a unique vehicle to work in harmony toward common goals.
CANs provide a mechanism for planning at the community level by identifying the different projects with which individual Community Action Networks will be involved.
CANs take action and implement projects and initiatives which have a positive impact on the quality of life in Greater Sudbury.

Community Action Networks have been formed in the following areas:

Copper Cliff
Donovan Elm West (Donavan, Elm West, Little Britain)
Minnow Lake
Onaping Falls (Dowling, Levack, Onaping)
South End (Algonquin, Lo-Ellen)
Valley East (Blezard Valley, McCrea Heights, Hanmer, Val Caron, Val Therese)
Walden (Beaver Lake, Black Lake, Lively, Naughton, Penage, Whitefish)
Ward 1 (Gatchell, Moonglo, Robinson, West End)
Ward 8 (New Sudbury east of Barrydowne)
Ward 12 (New Sudbury Chapter)
Ward 12 (Uptown Chapter)

To contact the Community Action Network in your area, please refer to the Community Contacts Section online. For general information about Community Action Networks, please call the City of Greater Sudbury at 705-674-4455 x2448.