Purpose of the Project Develop a community-wide Strategic Action Plan to deal with Chilliwack’s most persistent social issues. Use a community collaborative process to create and sustain the Plan.
Hi! Further Introductions Facilitators: –Vicki McLeod –Helen Roberts At your tables –Take a moment to introduce yourselves to one another. ME! YOU!
Agenda Welcome & Introductions Overview & Context Today’s Work –Phase 1 of Strategic Planning Process
Agenda - Phase 1 Identify services, programs and initiatives: –Synergies, gaps, –What do we have, what do we need? Identify strengths, issues & opportunities Begin to define our vision for “healthier” A look at measures for success
Working Together 1. Focus Areas Session 12. Joint Session Strengths Synergies, gaps Opportunities Data & results from Session 1 Community mandate/vision Priorities, partnerships, over- arching goals 3. Focus Areas Session 24. Open House Measurable results Tactical, functional plans Integrated strategies Present draft plan to public Seek comments/feedback
Outcomes from Today’s Session More comprehensive list of services and initiatives and gaps Shared understanding of community strengths, issues and opportunities Initial steps in defining ‘healthier community’ A look at possible measures for success
Working Together Values/principles driven Strengths-based Rigour & flexibility Level the playing field Represent voices not present Ground rules?
Inventory of Community Strengths Individually Reflect: –What have you achieved in the area of housing that you are really proud of? Discuss: –Share ‘prouds’. What stands out? Translate: –How does this demonstrate a strength or capability? List: –flipchart top 3-6 What is Chilliwack REALLY good at? 20 mins
Finding Themes What emerges as the most important, useful, or powerful community strengths?