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Community: If not now, when?

The Foundation for Community Encouragement (FCE) is a 501(c)(3) educational, non-profit organization. We are dedicated to the quest for community among people from diverse backgrounds and beliefs. FCE establishes a safe place, where common values can be acknowledged and differences can be explored.

We enable individuals, groups and organizations to identify and grapple with the issues that cause divisions between people. We encourage the members of the group to transcend the conflicts that may hamper progress toward accomplishing the goals they are seeking to achieve.

  • Upcoming events

    Community Continuity Conference

    When: Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 12:00 PM through August 28, 2016
    Where: Orangeville Ontario, Canada (near Toronto) in Orangeville, ON, Canada


    August 25 - 28, 2016 ORANGEVILLE ONTARIO, CANADA (near Toronto)

    Community Continuity Conference: If not now, when?


    Join community-building enthusiasts — and the community- building curious  — from around the world for the first Community Continuity Conference (CCC) hosted by the FCE in over a decade.

    The event opens Thursday afternoon with a global snapshot of how community building (CB) is being used by people and organizations in Chile, Czech Republic, L.A., Chicago and elsewhere in the world. 

    Thursday evening the traditional CB workshop begins and we spend the following two-days together immersed in the circle process. 

    Sunday the focus shifts to an exploration of the CB process and a “Taste of Facilitation” open to all participants. The Taste of Facilitation is resurrecting the Facilitator Roundtable with a twist, as it will include those curious about CB facilitation while also bringing new & experienced facilitators together to learn and share. FCE hopes this "Taste" will inspire future training and roundtables. For more details on this session, click here

    Sunday afternoon, we have our closing circle and the conference ends at 3:00.

    Community Circle on Race and Violence

    When: Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 09:00 AM through September 11, 2016
    Where: NationBuilder in Los Angeles, CA

    NationBuilder is hosting an Community Building Workshop focused on race and violence in Los Angeles, CA.  The workshop is $100 and scholarships are available. Please click the link if you are interested in attending: