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The collaboratory

We are a collective of individuals and groups from community, university, industry and NGO’S who share a passion for community mapping to make the world a better place.

Oak Bay neighbourhood community mappers
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What We Do

We address one of the most important challenges of knowledge creation today. How can communities and universities partner and communicate with one another to co-create new knowledge, mobilize existing knowledge, envision solutions and act together?

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Our common ground

Our world is facing challenges, from climate change to food security; from loss of indigenous knowledge to the disappearance of agricultural land. How can individual voices be heard in an increasingly globalized world? How can community voices play a part in today’s democracies? How can individual voices be heard in an increasingly globalized world? How can community voices play a part in today’s democracies?

Welcome to the Common Ground Community Mapping Network!

Salal leaf message of hopeWelcome to the Common Ground Community Mapping Network (CGCMN), a network for communities and campuses to celebrate and support the growing community mapping movement  in Canada and beyond. Browse stories and projects, learning resources, research, and network participant profiles from Canada and our Green Map and European partners.Learn about how community mapping as a participatory learning, planning and engagement method is transforming communities and campuses worldwide, and access tools, resources and connections to support your own project.