What Makes Us Unique?

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The Campus for Communities of the Future is a social enterprise developed by Grassroots Enterprises, a company owned by Brenda Herchmer.

We are committed to investing our profits into making a difference. We bring diverse skills sets and experience driven by values reflecting deep care and belief in the power and potential of communities.

We understand that utilizing a community development approach and a future-focused lens is essential for relevant, innovative, and sustainable communities.

In addition to caring deeply about strengthening a community’s capacity and resilience for both economic and community development, we are passionate about utilizing technology to enhance and enrich learning as it is of particular importance for rural and remote communities.

We bring extensive experience in interactive and effective community building, web-based training, curriculum development, moderating and facilitating online, and a track record of providing often complex support, on time and on budget.

Grassroots Enterprises built their first community portal (pre-Internet) in 1994. Subsequent joint initiatives have included the National Voluntary Sector Portal (2005), eLearning for voluntary sector capacity building delivered by the Niagara College Centre for Community Leadership (1999-2006), Public Health Agency of Canada (2007), and Alberta’s Active, Creative and Engaged (ACE) Communities initiative (capacity building, portal, and eLearning from 2007-2012).