FAQ for the Neighbourhood Interview Guide
What makes a great neighbourhood?
What else can we do to make our neighbourhood even better?
The idea here is to capture a sense of your neighbours' values. Answers will range from the very specific (cars drive too fast on Weber Ave) to the abstract (inclusiveness). This information can guide your neighbourhood organization's planning, priorities, vision.
What activities might you like to join in with neighbours?
This question is about doing together. The next question is about discussing things together. Always ask the person if they might assist your organization in organizing and running a group to do the activity. Assistance does not require expertise; they may book a room or set up chairs and tables. On the other hand, perhaps, say, a wine making group could use someone who has made wine before. Or not! We recommend circling the activity to signal willingness to assist.
Do you have interests or passions that you would value discussing with neighbours?
Keep in mind, we are looking to discover ways to encourage our neighbours to get together. Most of us have a pet subject (or ten) that can be counted on to get us talking! Not the overlap between this question and the previous. Some people may simply want to chat about, say, politics. Others may view politics as an activity! Again, always ask the person if they might assist your organization in organizing and running the discussion group.