Collective impact is an advanced form of collaboration which brings together different sectors for a common agenda to solve large complex problems. Complex systems change requires leadership from various partners: government leaders, funding agencies, schools, hospitals, the private sector, the not-for-profit sector, community organizers and more. This is where collective impact comes into play – as a method to engage partners from different sectors to solve the complex social problems of the day. Tamarack Institute
Dear West Coast Partner:
We welcome you to attend a free session on November 18th from 9-3pm on Collective Impact for the naturally occurring communities within the West Coast region including Grand Bend, Exeter, Dashwood, Zurich, Hensall, Thedford, Port Franks, Forest, North Lambton, Bayfield.
The Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre in partnership with the Ontario Trillium Foundation is hosting a workshop to discuss the promises and challenges of Collective Impact in collaboration with Tamarack, one of Canada’s most established thought leaders on this approach to solving entrenched social issues. The day-long session will occur on November 18 from 9-3pm in the Coach House of Hessenland Country Inn.
The objectives of the sessions are to:
• Share the learnings from the survey and consultations regarding our wellbeing in the West Coast area sponsored by NLCHC, BAFHT, GBACHC and SHHA. Please see the attached brochures for a brief summary.
• Introduce and create a shared understanding of what Collective Impact is and is not
• Highlight the shifts in thinking required to successfully implement Collective Impact
• Connect participants to one another and explore possible synergies
• Support participants to assess the opportunity for Collective Impact to advance their work
• Opportunity to assess the fit and readiness for your idea for the OTF Collective Impact grant stream
• Opportunity to identify a team of people interested in moving forward
Who should attend?
The workshops are intended for the community groups that:
• Desire new ways to lead, engage and transform their community
• Want to learn about Collective Impact and how to manage or work within a collaborative team
• Are contemplating the start-up or renewal of a collaborative initiative
• Are a key supporter of community engagement and collaboration including NGOs, businesses, funders and national, provincial or local government
• Want to know more about the funding support that OTF provides for Collective Impact practitioners
How can you attend?
This workshop will take place from 9-3:30 pm on November 18 at Hessenland in The Coach House The workshop is free to attend. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.