Collective Impact: Shaping the future for victims and their families together-Conference

Sharing our stories: testimonials from those affected by crime

Large scale change requires broad cross-sector coordination, yet the social sector remains primarily focused on isolated interventions by individual organizations.  Substantially greater progress could be made in alleviating many of our most serious complex social problems if non-profits, governments, businesses, and the public were brought together around a common agenda to create collective impact.”  http://www.ssireview.org/articles/entry/collective_impact.

It is the aim of this conference to bring sectors together to develop a common agenda, shared measurement, mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communication and support mechanisms with a view to achieve large-scale change in the service delivery system to better meet the needs of victims.  Victims will benefit from this conference through their participation as a partner in ensuring the system is streamlined to better meet their needs.

The conference aims to achieve 3 goals:

  1. Participants will have an understanding of Collective Impact and how it is different from traditional collaborative efforts in relation to serving victims and meeting their needs.
  2. Participant Consensus around the definition of the impact of victimization, the needs of victims and how communities through collective efforts can support recovery/wellness for victims.
  3. Creation of a common agenda to align activities to achieve greater impact in meeting the needs of victims.

Join us – April 23/24, 2015, Mildmay,ON during National Victims of Crime Awareness Week - as we work together to more effectively meet the needs of victims.

Conference presented by Tamarck Institute: leaders in assisting communities to solve complex issues.  http://tamarackcommunity.ca/about.html

Register at http://www.vsbgp.com/2485-2