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

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