Organizational- or Neighbourhood-level interventions (meso)

Building the economic resiliency of communities: exploring the acceptability and feasibility of establishing a time bank in St. James Town

Funder: Healthier Cities and Communities Hub Seed Grant

Summary: Low Income Families Together (LIFT) is a community-based advocacy organization that has been based in St. James Town since the mid-1980s, and has taken several steps towards establishing the UpLIFT Credit Exchange. This collaborative research project will help answer questions about community economic resiliency and specifically explore time banking as a potential tool.

Why this matters: Time banks or similar interventions may positively impact on community economic resiliency, individual material conditions and social engagement, leading to improved health.