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Documents Archive

The following is an archive of Wellbeing Waterloo Region’s significant documents and reports dating back to its origins in 2016.

The documents are organized in reverse-chronological order.

Table of Contents

  1. Connecting the Dots Workshop (2018)
  2. Fall Update (2018) – Wellbeing Waterloo Region
  3. Indigenous Community Consultations for Wellbeing Waterloo Region (2018)
  4. Summer Update (2018) – Wellbeing Waterloo Region
  5. Draft Wellbeing Waterloo Region Actions (2018)
  6. Overview of Wellbeing Waterloo Region (2018)
  7. Social Inclusion Workshop (2018)
  8. Winter Update (2018) – Wellbeing Waterloo Region
  9. Governance Workshop (2018)
  10. Beyond Reports: A Forum to Explore How to Communicate and Share Data (2017)
  11. Quantitative Data: Profile of Wellbeing (2017)
  12. Qualitative Data: Analysis of Community Engagement Input (2017)
  13. Reference Group Meeting: Strategy Design Session (2017)
  14. Focused Population Outreach (2017)
  15. Data Sense Making Workshop (2017)
  16. Community Conversations (2017)
  17. Capacity Building Session #4: Health and Social Innovation Ecosystem (2017)
  18. Community Forum #3 (2017)
  19. Community Forum #2 (2017)
  20. Capacity Building Session #3: Improving Community Wellbeing Using a Health Equity Lens (2017)
  21. Capacity Building Session #2: How do we measure a community’s wellbeing? (2016)
  22. Capacity Building Session #1: Community Engagement Planning Workshop (2016)
  23. Community Forum #1 (2016)

Connecting the Dots Workshop

December 14, 2018 | Regional Council Chambers

Connecting the Dots Presentation (PDF presentation slides)


Fall Update – Wellbeing Waterloo Region

November, 2018

Fall Update 2018 (PDF report)


Indigenous Community Consultations for Wellbeing Waterloo Region

September, 2018

The purpose of the Indigenous Community Consultations report is to provide an overview of the issues and calls to action identified through the one-to-one meetings with Indigenous leaders and allies.

Indigenous Community Consultations Report (PDF report)


Summer Update – Wellbeing Waterloo Region

July, 2018

Summer Update 2018 (PDF report)


Draft Wellbeing Waterloo Region Actions

July, 2018

Based on community consultation and data, draft actions were developed in order to move the wellbeing vision forward.  Over the summer, work plans were developed for each of the actions including the identification of resources, timelines, deliverables, measurement etc… This information then came back to the Reference group in September to be prioritized and approved.

Draft Wellbeing Waterloo Region Actions (PDF report)


Overview of Wellbeing Waterloo Region

July, 2018

The Overview of Wellbeing Waterloo Region provides the main components of the Wellbeing Waterloo Region Strategy.

Overview of Wellbeing Waterloo Region (PDF report)


Social Inclusion Workshop

May 30, 2018

Through the Wellbeing Waterloo Region initiative, the community told us they would like to create a social inclusion movement where everyone is welcome and can belong. But how do we create this movement? How do we seek equity, prevent isolation and strengthen belonging? A workshop to gather insights for inclusion was held on May 30th gather different perspectives on how to build an inclusive Waterloo Region.

Social Inclusion Workshop (PowerPoint slides)

Feedback/Results from the workshop (PDF summary)


Winter Update – Wellbeing Waterloo Region

February, 2018

Winter Update 2018 (PDF report)


Governance Workshop

January 23, 2018

On January 23, 2018 a workshop was held to discuss governance models for Wellbeing Waterloo Region.  Discussions on the future governance model took place throughout February and March 2018 and a draft was presented in late March.

Wellbeing Waterloo Region Governance Workshop (PDF presentation slides)


Beyond Reports: A Forum to Explore How to Communicate and Share Data

December 8, 2017 | Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex

Data and reports are everywhere but gaining easy access to the information and making sense of it can be challenging for organizations and citizens. View the consolidated slide deck from the day’s events from the “Beyond Reports” Forum on December 8th, 2017.

 “Beyond Reports” Forum Consolidated Slide Deck (PDF presentation slides)

Videos from the forum:


Quantitative Data: Profile of Wellbeing

December, 2017

Over several months the Measurement Working Group worked with the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) to identify indicators that measure the complexity of wellbeing under each of the eight domains of the CIW.

Some of these indicators are included in the “Profile of Wellbeing” report developed by the Canadian Index of Wellbeing.  Others will be used by the community to provide deeper information to inform system and service planning.

A Profile of Wellbeing in Waterloo Region (PDF report)

A Profile of Wellbeing: Quantitative Data Indicator Tables (PDF tables)


Qualitative Data: Analysis of Community Engagement Input

November, 2017

“Community Conversations” with community organizations, collaboratives, citizens and people with lived experience from across Waterloo Region took place from June 2016 – June 2017. The following documents summarize the qualitative data gathered therein.

Analysis of Community Engagement Input: Qualitative Data Summary Report (PDF report)

Summary of High Level Themes from Public Engagement: Qualitative Results (PDF infographic table)


Reference Group Meeting: Strategy Design Session

October 12, 2017 | Woolwich Memorial Centre – Community Room

In order to develop a wellbeing strategy that is focused on the most pressing needs and priorities of the community, data was gathered through both citizen input (qualitative data) as well as statistics from secondary sources (quantitative data).  Both types of data are needed in order to ensure that our understanding is improved by integrating different ways of knowing.

Purpose of meeting: to share Canadian Index of Wellbeing Profile for Waterloo Region (quantitative) and deeper dive on Engagement feedback (qualitative); to identify priorities and begin to craft a strategy for Wellbeing Waterloo Region.

Reference Group Meeting Notes (PDF summary)


Focused Population Outreach

August, 2017

In order to ensure that we reached out to groups that may not typically participate in public input processes or that may get lost in the averages of general population health indicators (CIW), we implemented focused outreach with specific populations. The following documents summarize these findings.

Results of the Partner Agency Wellbeing Survey (PDF report)

Comparison Summary: Partner Agency Surveys vs. General Population (PDF tables)


Data Sense Making Workshop

August 2, 2017 | Region of Waterloo Operations Center – 100 Maple Grove Road

A workshop was held on August 2, 2017 to make sense of the community input received and begin to identify key themes and common issues for Wellbeing Waterloo Region.

Collaborative Data Analysis: Making Sense of Our Data (PDF report)


Community Conversations

April – June 2017

Wellbeing Waterloo Region, The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation, Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation, and United Way Waterloo Region Communities partnered to host a series of four Community Conversations.

The goals of the Community Conversations were:

  • To provide an opportunity for members of the community to provide input into the priority setting work of Wellbeing Waterloo Region
  • To continue the recent momentum related to the latest release of the Waterloo Region’s Vital Signs® and other community priority focused discussions and work
  • To discuss strengths of the community, opportunities for improvement, root causes and obstacles underlying the opportunity areas, and possible solutions

Below are the full reports for each community conversation.  The content in these report have not been summarized, rather they document all responses.  A summary of the input received from the Community Conversations was posted in November, 2017.

Community Conversations: Cambridge Results (full data) (PDF)

Community Conversations: Kitchener/Waterloo Results_(full data) (PDF)

Community Conversations: Wilmot and Wellesley Results (full data) (PDF)

Community Conversations: Woolwich Results (full data) (PDF)


Capacity Building Session #4: Health and Social Innovation Ecosystem

June 12, 2017 | Waterloo Region Museum

What: Health and Social Innovation Ecosystem
Who: Elliot Fung, Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network
When: 1 – 4 p.m. Monday June 12, 2017
Where: Waterloo Region Museum

Health and Social Innovation Ecosystem Presentation (PDF presentation slides)

Health and Social Innovation Ecosystem Graphic (PDF graphic image)

Health and Social Innovation Ecosystem Supporting Documentation (PDF report) by Waterloo Wellington LHIN


Community Forum #3

May 24, 2017  |  Victoria Park Pavilion – Victoria Park, Kitchener 

On May 24, Wellbeing Waterloo Region held its third community forum for the Wellbeing Waterloo Region. At this forum 60 service providers and community members from across the region were engaged in a conversation about the input and feedback from the Wellbeing Waterloo Region (WWR) Community engagement process so far. The conversation followed a “What? So what? Now what?” process as a way to start to make sense of what has been heard so far.

Objectives:

  • Make meaning of themes emerging from community consultations
  • Continue discussion of potential priorities for collective action
  • Continue discussion of vision for wellbeing in Waterloo Region

Community Forum #3: Meeting Notes (PDF)

Community Forum #3: Participant Package (PDF)

Community Forum #3: Presentation (PDF presentation slides)


Community Forum #2

February 16, 2017  |  Hespeler Memorial Arena – Beehive Hall Cambridge

Thank-you to all those who attended our second community forum. A summary report has been compiled of all of the input we received through exercises and table conversations. The input will be used to shape Wellbeing Waterloo Region as we move forward in developing an action plan by October 2017.

Objectives:

  • Provide an overview from the previous forum and public input gathered to date
  • Provide an overview of the status of wellbeing in Waterloo Region
  • Identify key elements for our future vision of wellbeing in Waterloo Region
  • Discuss and identify criteria to make decisions on future priorities
  • Identify what area we could focus on to strengthen or improve wellbeing in our community regardless of the sector/program area we work in
  • Engage and involve the community in ways that enhance collaboration and community partnerships

Community Forum #2: Summary Report (PDF)

Community Forum #2: Participant Package (PDF)

Wellbeing Waterloo Region Progress Update (PDF presentation slides) by Mike Murray, CAO, Region of Waterloo

Indicators of Wellbeing in Waterloo Region (PDF presentation slides) by Bryan Smale, Canadian Index of Wellbeing


Capacity Building Session #3: Improving Community Wellbeing Using a Health Equity Lens

January 20, 2017 | 99 Regina St. S., Waterloo

What: Improving Community Wellbeing: Using a Health Equity Lens
Who: Samiya Abdi & Kim Bergeron, Public Health Ontario
When: 1 – 4 p.m. Friday January 20, 2017
Where: Room 508, 99 Regina St. South, Waterloo

Improving Community Wellbeing Using a Health Equity Lens (PDF presentation slides) by Samiya Abdi and Kim Bergeron, Public Health Ontario

Planning with a Health Equity Lens Resources (PDF) by Public Health Ontario

Health Equity Lens Worksheets (PDF) by Public Health Ontario


Capacity Building Session #2: How do we measure a community’s wellbeing?

December 8, 2016 | Council Chambers, 150 Frederick St. Kitchener

What: How do we measure a community’s wellbeing?
Who: Bryan Smale, Director of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing
Who: Panel of speakers who have used the CIW
When: Thursday December 8, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Council Chambers, 150 Frederick St. Kitchener

How to Measure a Community’s Wellbeing: Workshop Presentation (PDF presentation slides)

Canadian Index of Wellbeing Website


Capacity Building Session #1: Community Engagement Planning Workshop

November 4, 2016 | 99 Regina St. S., Waterloo

What: Community Engagement Planning Workshop
Who: Lisa Attygalle, Director of Engagement, Tamarack Institute
When: Friday November 4th, 2016, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Room 508, 99 Regina St. South, Waterloo

Community Engagement Planning Workshop Presentation (PDF presentation slides)

Community Engagement Planning Toolkit (PDF) by the Tamarack Institute

Group Content Input to Tamarack Toolkit (PDF table)


Community Forum #1

October 13, 2016  |  Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex – Hauser Haus

Thank-you to all those who attended our first community forum. A summary report has been compiled of all of the input we received by individuals and groups through exercises and table conversations. The input will be used to shape Wellbeing Waterloo Region as we move forward in developing an action plan by October 2017.

Objectives:

  • Engage and involve the community in ways that enhance collaboration and community partnerships
  • Discuss the factors that contribute to community wellness/wellbeing in Waterloo region
  • Identify what is already being done to support community wellness/wellbeing
  • Learn about “collective impact” and gauge interest and importance in developing a common agenda for community wellness/wellbeing in Waterloo Region
  • Begin to identify areas of common focus

Community Forum #1: Summary Report (PDF report)

Community Forum #1: Participant Package (PDF)

Community Wellness Initiative Background (PDF presentation slides) by Mike Murray, CAO, Region of Waterloo

Social Determinants of Health: Building Opportunities for Community Wellbeing (PDF presentation slides) by Stephanie Lefebvre, Manager, Service Collaboration, CMHA Sudbury/Manitoulin

Thinking and Acting Differently: An Overview of Collective Impact (PDF presentation slides) by Sylvia Cheuy, Director, Deepening Community, Tamarack Institute

Presentation videos: