Module 6 – Chapter 2 – Page – 36-PE-EN Copy

A fundamental community development principle is to start where the community is at; this means that there may be some issues that need to be resolved before the community is ready for the work you are hoping to take on.  Participants who feel their needs are addressed are more likely to participate in the implementation and the ongoing management processes.

Source: Community Engagement, Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition, 2011