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Community Engagement Documents

Table of Contents
  1. Analysis of Community Engagement Input (2017)
  2. Community Conversations (2017)
  3. Community Forum #3 (2017)
  4. Community Forum #2 (2017)
  5. Community Forum #1 (2016)

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)


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)


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


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

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