A community’s capital ranges from individual level talent and expertise to community level resources. But central to the concept of community capital is that social networks and relationships, as well as the capacity to create them, are essential for tapping into and fully realizing the potential of a community’s richness. Community capital provides a powerful opportunity for improving health and health equity in the GTA through networks and relationships at the inter-organizational and intersectoral level. These networks and hub models help connect social services as widespread as community centres, settlement agencies, government services, health care and many more. Creating strong connections between services has been shown to improve health.
Community Capital: Leveraging inter-organizational networks to improve youth employment equity
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