Facilitators Guide to Community Asset Mapping

Asset (or Strengths) Mapping has been identified as a key foundation for working with communities in strategic planning and development of social and economic initiatives. It provides communities with an opportunity to recognize and acknowledge their strengths, while also learning from other participants about diverse perspectives of the community, and gaining a greater understanding of the community’s potential to grow from within itself. Identifying the community’s assets or strengths is the first step towards building a supportive network that may lead towards addressing needs and gaps in services and creating opportunities for social innovation. 

This manual developed by Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (SEE) in Northern Ontario provides a user-friendly step by step guide.