Charmaine Hammond

Charmaine Hammond is an expert in collaboration, facilitating stakeholders on projects that involve many partners and building resilient communities. In this session Charmaine will talk about building resilience and collaboration in your community.  Using the Back Home Again movie as the case study you will learn the key foundations of community collaboration, steps to building resilience in your community and ways Agriculture Societies can create bigger community impact through the projects they host and support. Everyone will receive a PDF copy of Charmaine’s book Working Better Together.

About the Back Home Again movie

The award winning Back Home Again movie was inspired by community resiliency after one of the largest wildfire evacuations in Canadian history impacted the lives of more than 80,000 residents. Told through the eyes of the woodland creatures that inhabit the land of Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo, Back Home Again has an all-star voice cast, that aims to build mental health awareness and spark conversations in communities across Canada and around the world. Including Jeremy Renner, Martin Short, Kim Basinger, Eugene Levy, Norm Macdonald, Catherine O’Hara, Michael J. Fox, Howie Mandel, Lorne Cardinal, Gordon Pinsent, Mena Suvari, Bill Burr, Tom Green, Tantoo Cardinal, Marlon Wayans, Harland Williams, Sherri Shepherd, Scott Thompson, and Ed Asner.

Screenwriter/Director Michael Mankowski calls this a “love letter to his community.”  Executive Producer Charmaine Hammond describes the movie as a conversation starter about hope, community and mental health, a conversation needed now more than ever.”

Watch the official movie trailer here: https://youtu.be/Gz-QJhm5uKI

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