Debra Jakubec

Debra Jakubec is Team Lead - Abundant Community Edmonton. She was born in Edmonton and is passionate about community building and inclusion. She holds a degree in anthropology and attended Stanford's Non-Profit Executive Leadership Program in 2009. Ms. Jakubec has 18 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector, becoming the executive director of HIV Edmonton and 2006. From there she moved on to WildNorth and was recently executive director for the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues. She began as ACE Team Lead with the City in July 2018.

Becoming an ABCD City

Tamarack Institute and the City of Edmonton, Alberta, collaborated on a case study describing the development of the City's Abundant Community Initiative, which was implemented for five years in 106 neighborhoods. The authors conclude that after having that building communities...