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Connections & Engagement Closer Look: When we feel we have nothing to offer

One of the most surprising findings from our Connections and Engagement Survey came from a question that we thought we knew the answer to.

We asked people what prevented them from participating in activities that could make their neighbourhood a better place to live. We thought that not having enough time might top the list. But it did not. The reason people gave most often — the major obstacle to participating more fully in neighbourhood life — was the feeling that they did not have much to offer.

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