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Community in Change - A Revitalization Project (#1201)

This simulation was developed in collaboration with Dr. Corinne Hart and Jennifer Paterson of the Interprofessional Education Program, Faculty of Community Services, Toronto Metropolitan University.

Wolcott Creek, a vibrant and diverse community, is slated for revitalization by the City of Toronto. This will entail redevelopment and reconstruction of old buildings while displacing residents, possibly a five to seven year project. Engaging a group of stakeholders is both necessary and challenging.

Note: Currently there are eight simulator roles developed for the IPE simulation. If you request this simulation, you could request a smaller group or a specific role. The number of simulators could range from one to eight.

Learning Objectives

  • Managing group dynamics in an interprofessional environment 
  • Conflict management
  • Maintaining a professional demeanour
  • Collaborative problem-solving

Information for Learners

This is the first meeting of the Vision and Planning Framework committee for the revitalization of Wolcott Creek. This framework will serve as the foundation document, recommend context for Wolcott Creek community and direct all future planning initiatives in the area. This work should be completed within the year.

Simulation Details

Simulator Role(s)

  • Denise Switzer – Principal, Central East Technology Academy
  • Brigitte Heen – Principal, Wolcott Creek Public School
  • Neil Leath – Architect, Leath/Purdy Architects
  • Frank Dupont – Developer, Dupont Corp.
  • Claire Fisher – resident of Wolcott Creek
  • Susan Patterson – Chair of the East Wolcott Creek Ratepayers Association
  • Tomas Pavich – Community Police Officer
  • Teresa Kazan – Community Development Worker       

Learner Role(s)

  • Facilitator appointed by CMHC (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation) to run these initial meetings


  • Meeting room at Wolcott Creek Community Centre

Related Topics

  • Diversity Equity Inclusion 
  • Interdisciplinary Practice 
  • Team and Group Dynamics