Whether you want to meet your neighbours for the first time or get to know them better, we’ve got some tips for you!
Handshake a week pledge: Keep it short and sweet! Set aside just 15 minutes a week to introduce yourself to one of your neighbours. Avoid physical contact during COVID-19
TIP: Keep the conversation short by staying outside or on the doorstep.
Take a walk in the neighbourhood: Hesitant to knock on your neighbour’s door? Walk through your neighbourhood, smile and say hello to the neighbours you see.
TIP: The more you practice this, the more ‘strangers’ become ‘neighbours’
Share common interests: Looking for common ground? Start a conversation about your neighbourhood!
TIP: Have you seen your neighbours out jogging, gardening, or out with kids or dogs? Start a chat about that.
Plan a get together: Invite a group of neighbours to a picnic in the park or morning coffee on your front lawn.
TIP: Provide name tags for people to use—make it easy to remember people’s names.
Leave a note: More of an introvert? Drop off a treat and introduce yourself with a short note. Get creative and have some fun!