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The Genesis Centre of Community Wellness is a community initiative, started in 1994 by residents of Martindale, Saddle Ridge and Taradale.

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  • Initiated by residentsThey had a dream and believed in itMore than 15 yearsBuilt partnershipsSame people are still there todaySupport from politicians achieved a feat – raised more than $125 millionWe came in at a later stateInteresting lessonsMany times we believe we can do it better – but look at the realitiesHas been an incredible learning to work in the NNE
  • Communities decidedthemselvers where the boundaries are – this was not our decisionOriginally the residents from 3 of the communities Martindale, Saddle Ridge and TaradaleWhen we talked to the commmunity – it was defined as the 6 areas – also talked about as the“3 ridges, 2 dales and a spring”
  • Uniqueness:Young and growing – continuous to be an area in developmentHere are some of the numbers – significance:Young families – young children – affordable housingDiverse population – 42% born outside of CanadaCountries are changing as a result of different immigrant flows3% aboriginal population – just above the average for Calgary
  • The DreamGold Lead – environmental standardsA place for everyoneHeart of the community
  • Food services – many possibilities for programmingImagine a ESL program with a swimming component
  • How do we get from theory to practiceEveryone’s reality includes funders, organizational issues and structured workResidents – mostly seen as clients – volunteersHow do we change that?Change comes both ways – from residents and from organizations
  • Residents – came together in the North of McKnight Residents CommitteeOrganizations - Colaborative
  • ResidentsFrom focus groups we learned that settling in this area often had a lot to do with the proximity of their faith group and availability of ethnic services / productsNot necessarily connected with each otherResidents had a lot of talents and issues – but not sure how to handle themLittle influence on the services and program offered in the community – most of the services downtown.Did not know each other in the neighbourhood
  • Four years working together with the communityTrust – realization that working together brings greater resultsConecting communities – learning about each otherInterfaith communitiesEthnic organizations working together – for example seniorsAs organizations – developd a vision, mission and became clear about goalsFestivals and events – to engage and celebrate –working together to organizeActive participants in the community
  • Example: Grameen Bank Minimum SpecsUse great examples from around the worldDeveloped together
  • Copy for those interestedResidents, youth groups, organizations etc.Engagement – call to action
  • Made the model our own – this is the Calgary premiere!Talk where it comes from
  • TORChair – or leadEnsure communication to the rest of teh community through Stewardship groupLongterm – short termEssential: Resident membership

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  • Building Collaboration between Residents and Service Agencies
    Genesis Centre of Community Wellness
    A Case Study
    Cesar Cala, Lalita Singh and Jaime Enachescu
    United Way of Calgary and area
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  • Agenda
    The Case: Genesis Centre of Community Wellness
    Building Strong Neighbourhoods
    Audience Participation
    Asset Based Community Engagement
    From Theory to Action
    Questions and Answers
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  • History
    The Genesis Centre of Community Wellness is a community initiative, started in 1994 by residents of Martindale, Saddle Ridge and Taradale.
    “To develop a community centre that would meet the growing and unique recreation, sports, culture and educational needs of Northeast Calgary.”
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  • North of McKnight Communities
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    Castleridge
    Falconridge
    Saddle Ridge
    Taradale
    Martindale
    Coral Springs
  • The Uniqueness of the Area
    Rapid growth
    The area experienced a 90% population increase from 2003 to 2008; continue growth is expected in the next five years.
    Diverse Population
    Immigrants comprise 42% of the population (compared to 21% in Calgary)
    Aboriginal People represent 3% of the population
    58% of the population are visible minorities (compared to 24% in Calgary)
    Top source countries for the immigrant population - India, Philippines , Vietnam
    Children and Youth
    Children age 0-14 comprise 26% of the population, compared to 18% in Calgary
    11% are children from 0 - 4 years old (compared to 5.8% in Calgary)
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  • Community Development Conference 2011
  • Genesis Centre of Community Wellness
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    YMCA
    Soccer Centre
    Community Spaces
    Calgary Public Library
    Community and Human Services Area
  • January 2011
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  • January 2011
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  • Community and Human Services Area
    Space - 10,000 square feet for:
    Meeting Rooms, offices and Community Space
    In addition use of shared spaces and facilities:
    Use of community (large) spaces
    Childcare
    Possibility of sharing space with all partners
    Performance/festival space
    Combined programming
    Food services
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  • Building Strong Neighbourhoods
    Residents are supported to create strong, safe and supportive neighbourhoods
    Creating opportunities for resident engagement
    Enhancing individual and collective capacities
    Developing networks – social support networks and networks of participation
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  • Community and Human Services Area
    A consortium of agencies and resident groups working to support resident initiatives and provide seamless services to community members
    An "incubation space" for resident-led projects and activities that increase civic involvement and community participation
    Workshop and multipurpose spaces for flexible programs to suit community needs.
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  • Community and Human Services Area
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  • Resident-led Community Development
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  • Help Wanted
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  • Questions at your tables
    Questions:
    As a resident what can I contribute to making the neighbourhood stronger?
    What can service agencies contribute?
    How can we best work together?
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  • Enabling Characteristics for a CD approach
    Asset-based, community engagement
    Responsive tailored solutions
    Innovative and adaptive leadership
    Partnership and collaborative approaches
    Flexible, nimble, adaptive mechanisms and processes
    Cleary articulated community focused mission, vision and values
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  • Asset Based Community Engagement
    Residents are the agents of change
    Relationship between residents and organizations based on acknowledgement of contributions and shared responsibility
    Residents and organizations work together to prioritize issues and plans of action
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  • Responsive and Tailored Solutions
    Actions are suited to the situation of the neighbourhood
    Solutions are developed with the local community
    Flexibility and innovation is important
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  • Innovative and Adaptive Leadership
    Ability to pursue agendas beyond the reach of any one organization
    Willingness to be accountable to residents
    Share leadership with others stakeholders
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  • Collaborations
    Collaborations give the organization the ability to reach beyond their own limitations
    Requires diverse people and organizations to work together
    Awareness of the interdependence of all activities in community development
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  • Flexible, Nimble and Adaptive
    Flexible – less bureaucratic structures to reduce barriers to participation for residents
    Nimble – the capacity to respond to community work
    Adaptive – the ability to allow for neighbourhood context
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  • Shared philosophical framework –
    Community-centred
    • Mission, vision and goals grounded and aligned with the community agenda
    • Intentionality
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    Community Focused Mission and Vision
  • From Theory to Action
    How do we put this into reality?
    To begin, we embarked on two parallel processes
    Building resident engagement and organizational capacities
    Developing collaboration among agencies who have expressed interest in participating
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  • Parallel Process
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  • North of McKnight Residents Committee
    A group of residents representing ethnic, faith and community associations focusing on:
    Meaningful participation of residents in their communities
    Providing a forum for community issues and concerns
    Influencing public services and programs
    Promoting greater cooperation in the community
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  • North of McKnight Residents Committee
    Key elements of building the residents committee are building trust, working collectively and connecting communities
    United Way has been working with the residents for the past four years
    Terms of Reference developed
    Activities include:
    Festival of lights
    We are one festival
    Roundtables and 1000 Voices project.
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  • The Collaborative
    A group of organizations that is committed to work collaboratively with the community and each other to provide seamless services to the community.
    Based on needs assessment in the community organizations were invited to participate in the planning process.
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  • The Collaborative
    Worked together for 2 years to develop plans on how best to work together and share the space of the Community and Human Services Area.
    The work is based on shared understanding of the purpose, goals and objectives.
    A Memorandum of Understanding between members of the Collaborative will be signed to form the foundation for the Community and Human Service Area.
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  • The Collaborative
    The purpose of the CHS Area is to provide a place for Genesis Community members to access services that are important to them and to contribute their talent and time in strengthening the Genesis Community.
    The purpose of the Collaborative is to provide a coordinated, collaborative approach by service agencies providing services and programs in the CHS Area, to fulfil the purpose of the CHS Area, and to achieve results for members of the Genesis Community that could not be attained by any one of the Members acting alone.
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  • Minimum Specs for Programming
    All programs must provide opportunities for building social networks;
    All programs must demonstrate a commitment to community collaboration and community building;
    All programs must demonstrate an awareness/understanding of the other resources available in the Centre and the Community for their target population;
    All programs must demonstrate evidence of being based on an identified need, strength or opportunity in the community.
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  • Residents and Organizations Coming Together
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    Roundtables
    • Shared leadership between residents and organizations
    • Provides an opportunity for organizations to listen to residents
    • Provides an opportunity for residents to express their ideas about building stronger a stronger community
  • 1000 Voices
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  • Governance Model
    • Collective outcome is greater than individual outcomes combined
    • Building on the strength community members bring
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  • Constellation Model of Governance
    • Innovative model; encourages people/organizations to think beyond traditional roles
    • Provides “excitement”
    • Governance model
    • Based on shared purpose, goals and objectives
    • Promotes collaboration
    • Decreases bureaucracy
    • Focuses on Action
    • Participation is based on interest
    • Includes residents in decision making
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  • Constellation Model of Governance
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  • Constellation Model of Governance
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    For more information visit:
    http://socialinnovation.ca/blog
    constellation-governance
  • Elements of the Constellation Model
    Residents:
    Participants at all levels in the governance structure
    The North of McKnight Residents Committee is the supporting organization for resident members in the governance structure.
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  • Elements of the Constellation Model
    The Collaborative:
    The collaborative is a group of organizations that have signed an agreement to work together with the community in the Community and Human Services Area and will respond to the needs that have been identified in the community.
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  • Elements of the Constellation Model
    Stewardship Group
    Provides oversight and makes strategic decisions
    Made up of residents, members of the collaborative and two standing members
    Central information point
    Provides direction and oversight for the Trustee Agency
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  • Elements of the Constellation Model
    Trustee Agency:
    Is a member of the Collaborative
    Holds the fiscal and legal responsibilities for the Collaborative
    Supports the work of the Collaborative and Constellations
    The stewardship group provides direction and oversight to the Trustee Agency
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  • Elements of the Constellation Model
    Constellations:
    Self governing action-teams
    Consist of residents and organizations
    Identify desired outcomes for the groups or issue and work towards solutions
    Report to the Stewardship group to keep the Collaborative informed about their activities
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  • Where We Are
    Governance Model has been adopted
    MOU has been developed and is close to signing
    Residents developed TOR
    Roundtable discussions held; 1ooo voices report published
    Constellations are forming
    Trustee Agency chosen
    Genesis Centre of Community Wellness is under construction
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  • Where are we going?
    Invitation to you to participate in further development
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  • Community and Human Services Area
    Questions and Answers
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