Park Perspectives 

This webinar series offered practical ways to leverage the power of parks and public spaces for cities.

Join us for this webinar series on practical ways to leverage the power of parks and public spaces for cities

Find recordings of past webinars below:

Sparking Change – How Parks Can Help Build More Inclusive Cities 

Wednesday September 192:00pm EST

Watch the recording of this past event by clicking the button below 

Stark inequalities are a growing fact of life in our cities. This webinar will focus on how parks can play a vital role in creating more inclusive, equitable and livable cities. We’ll share best practices for how to catalyze the social impacts of parks and look at specific examples of how communities are deepening park engagement in underserved neighbourhoodsCe webinaire aussi disponible en français. 

Read the Sparking Change Report to learn more about our research in this area. 


Park Governance – Non-Profits and Municipalities Working Together to Manage Parks

Wednesday November 14, 2:00pm EST

How can cities and non-profits work together to manage urban parks? In various cities across Canada, partnerships have been created to transfer the management of parks to not-for-profit organizations, helping to address gaps in municipal funds or available expertise.This interactive webinar will highlight an innovative park management model in Winnipeg with a spotlight on the Assiniboine Park Conservancy.  Come find out the opportunities and challenges in establishing and maintaining this kind of partnership modelCe webinaire aussi disponible en français.



Parks as Safe Landing Places for Newcomers –  A Look at MABELLEarts’ Approach to Community Arts 

Wednesday December 12, 2:00pm EST

Learn how you can design and implement wonderful community arts activities that can foster creativity, inclusion and belonging in urban parks 

Funders, municipalities and artists should join us for this this webinar which shares a toolkit developed out of Welcome to this Place, a year-long national project led by MABELLEarts, community-based artists and agencies in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. The toolkit highlights learnings from the program which promoting urban parks and public spaces as places of arrival where newcomers to Canada can find friendship, cultural and creative expression, connection to their new country and to more established Canadians. Ce webinaire aussi disponible en français.