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Reflections On Collaborative Planning   June 4 2008
Reflections On Collaborative Planning   June 4 2008
Reflections On Collaborative Planning   June 4 2008
Reflections On Collaborative Planning   June 4 2008
Reflections On Collaborative Planning   June 4 2008
Reflections On Collaborative Planning   June 4 2008
Reflections On Collaborative Planning   June 4 2008
Reflections On Collaborative Planning   June 4 2008
Reflections On Collaborative Planning   June 4 2008
Reflections On Collaborative Planning   June 4 2008
Reflections On Collaborative Planning   June 4 2008
Reflections On Collaborative Planning   June 4 2008
Reflections On Collaborative Planning   June 4 2008
Reflections On Collaborative Planning   June 4 2008
Reflections On Collaborative Planning   June 4 2008
Reflections On Collaborative Planning   June 4 2008
Reflections On Collaborative Planning   June 4 2008
Reflections On Collaborative Planning   June 4 2008
Reflections On Collaborative Planning   June 4 2008
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  • Thank you for this opportunity to provide input into our discussons today. We were asked to provide: Reflections on the experience of the YRAEH on collaborative planning and b) Expectations of a region wide integrated human services plan
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    • 1. Reflections on Collaborative Planning Presentation to HSPC June 4 2008
    • 2. What is the Alliance?
          • Multi-sectoral coalition
          • Mostly social service providers
      • Our vision:
      • “ A York Region where everyone has a secure affordable healthy place to live.”
    • 3. Homelessness in York Region
      • Highly complex
      • Nobody “owns” it – all levels of government and communities are stakeholders
      • Largely invisible
      • Poverty/lack of affordable housing
      • Many faces
      • Many pathways into/out of
      • Significantly under-resourced
    • 4. YRAEH History
      • 1999 - Alliance formed
      • 2005 - First funded staff position: Public education focus
      • 2006 – Women’s Shelter Needs Assessment
      • 2007 – YRAEH:A project of Sage Centre
      • 2008 – Ontario Trillium Foundation funding
      • 2008/9 – Federal Funding (through York Region) for 3 collaborative projects
    • 5. Key areas
      • Research
      • Advocacy
      • Collaborative Projects
      • Public Education and Community Engagement
      • Sustainability
    • 6. Context for Collaborative Planning
      • Federal Homelessness Programs
      • Supporting Community Partnerships Initiative
        • York Region Community Plan 2001
        • York Region Community Plan Update 2003
      • Homelessness Partnering Strategy
        • York Region Community Plan Update 2007
    • 7. Current collaborative projects – 2008/2009
        • Transportation
        • Street Health
        • Community Capacity
    • 8. What have we learned?
      • We are just beginning
      • A framework provides context
      • Establish priorities for action
      • Resources for collaborative planning are essential
      • We need to expand the circle
      • Trust/relationships builds commitment and takes time
    • 9. Challenges
      • Housing and poverty issues are hidden
      • Uncertain/limited/inadequate resources
      • Need for municipal/neighbourhood profiles
      • Potential partners don’t always know they are connected to the issue and the role they could play
      • The widening income gap in York Region
      • NIMBY
    • 10. Expectations of a region-wide long term integrated human services plan
    • 11. A destination
      • We need a high level aspiration of what we are working towards. A shared vision of what needs to happen and how we can move towards it.
      • “ What do we want our communities
      • to look like?”
    • 12. Strategic priorities
      • Poverty reduction
      • Increase affordable housing
    • 13. Clarity around roles and governance structure
      • Arms length
      • Transparent decision making
      • Trust builds commitment
    • 14. Values and principles
          • Share power
          • Share decision making
          • Be accountable
          • No blame
          • Promote social inclusion
          • A learning community
    • 15. Need for a framework
      • Social determinants of health
    • 16. Research
      • Communities are important sources of knowledge
      • Community Based Research
    • 17. Resources
      • To promote/support collaborative planning
    • 18. An enabling environment
      • Dialogue
      • Trust
      • Honesty
      • Municipal leadership
      • A common vision/aspiration
      • Supported by people with influence
      • Embrace challenge
    • 19. Last thought
      • “ We go faster alone – we go further together”
      • Tamarack Institute for Community Collaboration
      • Vibrant Communities Face to Face Forum
      • May 2008

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