Anne Gloger

Strategy Director, Catalysts’ Circle

photo: Anne Gloger

Anne Gloger has spent her career delving deeply into the whys and hows of effective community development and engagement. She does this work from a deep belief that communities are the foundation for addressing the urgent issues of our time: racism, climate change and economic inequities. Anne believes that it is intentional, meaningful and authentic  investment in communities, relationships and equitable processes that will create the kinds of transformational change that our world so desperately needs.

As Strategy Director at the Catalysts’ Circle, Anne supports a wide variety of change catalysts from communities, organizations, institutions and governments to design and implement strategies that truly centre communities. She does this by leveraging more than 3 decades of work with and in communities, and especially from her roles as founding Director at the East Scarborough Storefront and Centre for Connected Communities.

Anne’s work is deeply grounded in the innovative community development framework the Connected Community Approach (CCA) which she co-created with hundreds of community members, community development professionals, academics, designers, funders and planners. CCA encompases  both theoretical and practical ways of thinking and acting with and in communities so that people can effectively and meaningfully  work together towards a more equitable and healthier society.

Anne’s early career in Early Childhood Education, her unique educational experiences at the Toronto Waldorf School, University of Waterloo (Social Development Studies) and Wilfrid Laurier (Business) all contributed to her current work coaching, mentoring and helping others to live into the principles and practices of Connected Communities.

Anne has been the recipient of many awards for her work including the Jane Jacobs prize, the Courage to Lead Award, the William P Hubbard Award for Race Relations, Leading Women Building Communities, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal, and Vital People.