Strategic Connections with diverse communities- some SUCCESS experiences<br />Presentation at<br />Strategic Connections f...
www.success.bc.ca<br />
History<br />Formed in 1973 by a group of Chinese-Canadian professionals<br />Have evolved into a multicultural, multi-ser...
Location & staff<br /><ul><li>26 offices in the Lower Mainland, Abbotsford, Fort St. John, Taipei, and Seoul.
400 full time staff speaking over 20 languages</li></li></ul><li>Major Services<br />
Holistic – Integrated Approach of Services Delivery<br />
Community Partners …<br />…OPTIONS: Services to Communities Society ;Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society ...
Community Partnership Acknowledgement (Not listed in specific order)<br />
Example of community Partners<br />Fraser Valley WICWP Project<br />Vibrant Abbotsford<br />Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce...
Integral City
Discovery Centre for Entrepreneurship
New York Institute of Technology (Vancouver campus)</li></li></ul><li>Why Partnership ?<br />Agency Vision  and Mission: b...
Type of Partnership<br />Expertise Partners<br />Service Delivery Partners: To outreach to other geographical location or ...
Type of Partnership – cont’d<br />All levels:<br />Program<br />individual<br />Division<br />Agency wide<br />Local servi...
Strategic partnership: benefits:<br />Tangible – intangible<br />Present – future<br />Direct - indirect<br />
Guiding principles:<br />Follow agency vision and mission<br />For the ultimate benefit of our clients<br />Fairness<br />...
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    1. 1. Strategic Connections with diverse communities- some SUCCESS experiences<br />Presentation at<br />Strategic Connections for Inclusive Communities<br />A Symposium on engaging culturally diverse communities<br />May 26th, 2010, Vancouver, BC<br />Ronald Ma MSW RSW<br />Director of Employment Services<br />S.U.C.C.E.S.S.<br />
    2. 2. www.success.bc.ca<br />
    3. 3. History<br />Formed in 1973 by a group of Chinese-Canadian professionals<br />Have evolved into a multicultural, multi-service agency assisting people at all stages of their Canadian experience.<br />
    4. 4.
    5. 5. Location & staff<br /><ul><li>26 offices in the Lower Mainland, Abbotsford, Fort St. John, Taipei, and Seoul.
    6. 6. 400 full time staff speaking over 20 languages</li></li></ul><li>Major Services<br />
    7. 7. Holistic – Integrated Approach of Services Delivery<br />
    8. 8. Community Partners …<br />…OPTIONS: Services to Communities Society ;Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society ;Richmond Addiction Services ;Richmond Public Library ;Richmond School District ;School District #43 ;SHARE Family and Community Services Society ;Simon Fraser Society for Community Living ;Simon Fraser University ;Small Business BC ;South Burnaby Neighbourhood House ;Surrey Public Library ;The Asian Women's Health Clinic ;The Canadian Immigrant Magazine ;THEO, BC ;Tri-city Family Place ;Triumph Vocational Services ;UBC Law Student's Legal Advice Program ;University of British Columbia US Commerce Department (Vancouver Office) ;Vancouver Chinese Diabetes Education Centre ;Vancouver Coastal Health ;Vancouver Multicultural Society ;Vancouver Public Library ;Venture Kamloops ;Victoria Disability Resource Centre ;YMCA Child Care Resources and Referral and Family Resources Program ……<br />
    9. 9. Community Partnership Acknowledgement (Not listed in specific order)<br />
    10. 10. Example of community Partners<br />Fraser Valley WICWP Project<br />Vibrant Abbotsford<br />Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce<br />Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce<br />Tourism Abbotsford<br />South Fraser Community Futures Development Corporation<br /><ul><li>University of the Fraser Valley’s Centre for Indo Canadian Studies
    11. 11. Integral City
    12. 12. Discovery Centre for Entrepreneurship
    13. 13. New York Institute of Technology (Vancouver campus)</li></li></ul><li>Why Partnership ?<br />Agency Vision and Mission: building bridges<br />Holistic and Integrated approach of services delivery<br />Client centre: - to enhance the social functioning of clients<br />and<br />Best uses of scarce resources<br />Maximization<br />Comparative advantages<br />1+1>2<br />
    14. 14. Type of Partnership<br />Expertise Partners<br />Service Delivery Partners: To outreach to other geographical location or target groups<br />Resource Partners: money, space and marketing channel<br />__________________________<br />Experience sharing, Support letters, references, Referrals, Cross training, funding application, service development, research, knowledge building, etc.<br />
    15. 15. Type of Partnership – cont’d<br />All levels:<br />Program<br />individual<br />Division<br />Agency wide<br />Local service centers<br />National<br />international<br />
    16. 16. Strategic partnership: benefits:<br />Tangible – intangible<br />Present – future<br />Direct - indirect<br />
    17. 17. Guiding principles:<br />Follow agency vision and mission<br />For the ultimate benefit of our clients<br />Fairness<br />Win-win, mutual benefit<br />Mutual understanding (allies can be competitors)<br />Openness<br />Long term perspectives<br />
    18. 18. Challenges:<br />Looking for long-term, sustainable partners<br />Relationship not to stop because of:<br />Funding<br />Completion of task<br />Changes of staff<br />A more responsive formation of partners (efficient internal decision mechanism)<br />To encourage all levels of staff in partnership creation<br />
    19. 19. Thank You<br />For further information, contact:<br />Ronald Ma MSW RSW<br />Director of Employment Services<br />S.U.C.C.E.S.S.<br />Vancouver, BC, Canada<br />ronald@success.bc.ca<br />

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