Second Edmonton Resilience Festival strengthens community

When we talk about resilience, we are referring to the ability to adapt to change in a healthy and collective way. The second annual Edmonton Resilience Festival (April 29  – May 1, 2016) was a success, thanks to the Edmontonians who generously contributed a wealth of knowledge and skill sharing at Boyle Street Plaza.

The response we received to the skill-sharing workshops, conversation cafes, film screenings and a Community Connections Fair was overwhelmingly positive, and we increased both attendance numbers and ticket sales over 2015.

The goals of the Edmonton Resilience Festival are to foster a more resilient community, to inspire participants with creative ideas for relocalizing our economy and building self-sufficiency, and to share skills needed to transition to a more sustainable lifestyle. We don’t know what the future will bring, but we do know we have a strong community of people who care deeply for others, for our city and for a healthy future.

If you attended Edmonton Resilience Festival, please complete this short questionnaire before June 15th to help organizers learn from this year’s event and identify any issues we need to work on:

If you missed the festival or want to revisit it, check out our archived blog posts featuring some of the workshops, and our Storify: