What is it? Promoting Life-Long Active Citizenship*
Your Civic Footprint is the combination of your time and money to causes you care about. We like to think of your Civic Footprint as all the giving, volunteering and participating at events & causes that interest you. Planning and tracking your Civic Footprint early helps to build a lifetime of civic engagement.
In the same way that you want to make your carbon footprint as small as possible, we want you to grow your Civic Footprint to be as large as possible.
View the Civic Footprint Blog here.
What are we trying to accomplish?
Civic Footprint reaches people where they are in person and online. We routinely attend community events to talk to people about what their Civic Footprint is now, and what it could look like in 5, 10 and even 20 years. Our online properties (website and blog) include the showcase of interesting non-profit initiatives across Canada and ways you can get involved.
Where are we headed?
We are continuing to develop our Civic Footprint website and portal to build more opportunities for people to get involved and find causes that are important to them.
*Thanks to Trina's comment below, we made 'promoting life-long active citizenship' more explicit. We've had it in other documents, but neglected to add it in the title.
Model of Engagement
The illustration below is a summary in some of the thinking that Framework has been doing around the Civic Footprint programming. We've had hundreds of conversations from people that are engaged a 'little' versus 'super active'. What we have learned is that the ecosystem of engagement is complex. So many causes. So many cases for support. Framework is now taking this learning to develop more agile strategies & relationships between people and the causes they care about.