Resources for Community

As global leaders in community-engaged scholarship, Faculty of Extension researchers conduct research within and with the community, rather than on the community, and prioritize mutually respectful relationship-building, storytelling, and knowledge mobilizations. We are committed to developing high quality materials to build the capacities of community leaders across Alberta and beyond.

Below is a selection of current community development and capacity building resources created by our scholars and community partners. This library includes diverse materials, from policy briefs and summer camp facilitation guides, to instructive infographics and resource databases. Browse these materials or connect with our Faculty & Scholars or Research Centres & Institutes for more information about supports available for your community initiative.


We Are All Related

Public education events, non-credit and undergraduate programming


Community Engagement and Capacity Building Strategies

Boom & Bust: A Guide to managing ups and downs in communities

Boom & Bust: A Guide to managing ups and downs in communities

Strengthening Engagement

Strengthening Public Engagement in Edmonton

Public Engagement Frameworks

Public Engagement Frameworks: Cross-Jurisdictional Review


Early Childhood Development and Measurement

Cross-Cultural Lessons

Cross-Cultural Lessons: Early Childhood Developmental Screening and Approaches to Research and Practice


Child and Youth Capacity Building

7-10 Facilitator Manual

Life Skills Journey Summer Camp: Facilitator Manual (Ages 7-10)

11-14 Facilitator Manual

Life Skills Journey Summer Camp: Facilitator Manual (Ages 11-14)


Workplace Wellness and Leadership

Be a Wellness Leader

Be a Wellness Leader: Workshop Facilitation Package for Human Services Agencies