About the Author


Brenda Herchmer is committed to empowering collective capacity for local social, environmental, and economic well-being. Her work focuses on strengthening whole-community sector-connector approaches that result in collaborative cultures, informed decision-making, future-readiness, and innovation.

She is the founder and CEO of a social enterprise called Campus for Communities of the Future and Co-Chair of Catalyst 2030 Canada. A speaker, trainer, coach, and strategist across Canada, she is a former Professor and Director at Niagara College, Director of ACE Communities (Alberta) and worked for the City of Niagara… More Posted on 06-13-24

Hard Work and Even Harder to Explain


I’ve often been asked why I chose such a challenging career path when there were other less stressful and better-paying options.

In hindsight, being a community builder somehow chose me. Once I found the right path, there didn’t seem to be a choice. Of course, I had no idea how challenging or complex that path would be.

The complexity path is not typically crowded; however, it’s often where you’ll find social innovators and entrepreneurs. While working toward meaningful impact comes with its perks, it can also be lonely and lacking… More Posted on 06-25-24