Past Events

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.

This PDF document shares the notes from that conversation.

Community Conversations

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 will be posted in early fall.

Community Conversations – Cambridge results – all_data

Community_conversations_-_Kitchener_and_Waterloo_results_-_all_data

Community_conversations_-_Wilmot_and_wellesley_results_-_all_data

Community conversations – Woolwich results – all data

 Community Conversations Website

Community Conversations sponsor:

 

Community Forums:

Wellbeing Waterloo Region Community Forum 3 Content

Purpose

  • 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

View Participant Package

View Wellbeing Waterloo Community Forum 3 Presentation

Wellbeing Waterloo Region Community Forum 2 Input

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.

View Summary Report from Wellbeing Waterloo Region Community Forum 2

Wellbeing Waterloo Region Community Forum 2 Content

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

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Wellbeing Waterloo Region Progress Update – Mike Murray

View Mike’s Presentation

Wellbeing in Waterloo Region – Bryan Smale, Canadian Index of Wellbeing

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Wellbeing Waterloo Region Community

Forum 1 Input

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.

View Summary Report from Wellbeing Waterloo Region Community Forum 1

Wellbeing Waterloo Region Community

Forum 1 Content

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 Wellness Initiative Background – Mike Murray – Chief Administrative Officer Region of Waterloo

View Mike’s presentation

Mike Murray – Wellness Forum video

Social Determinants of Health – Building Opportunities for Community Wellbeing – Stephanie Lefebvre, Manager, Service Collaboration, CMHA Sudbury/Manitoulin

View Stephanie’s presentation

Stephanie Lefebvre – Wellness Forum video

Thinking and Acting Differently; An Overview of Collective Impact – Sylvia Cheuy, Director, Deepening Community, Tamarack Institute

View Sylvia’s presentation

Sylvia Cheuy – Wellness Forum video

Participant Package

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Capacity Building Series: Enhance skills; Shape direction:

Capacity Building Session 4

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
How:

View “Health and Social Innovation Ecosystem Presentation”

View “Health and Social Innovation Ecosystem Graphic”

View “Health and Social Innovation Ecosystem Supporting Documentation”

Capacity Building Session 3

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
How:

View “Improving Community Wellbeing-Using a health Equity Lens” Presentation

View “Planning with a Health Equity Lens Resources”

View “Health Equity Lens Worksheets”

Capacity Building Session 2

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
HowView “How to measure a community’s wellbeing” workshop presentation

Visit the Canadian Index of Wellbeing website for more information

Capacity Building Session 1

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

View Community Engagement Planning Workshop Presentation

View Tamarack’s Community Engagement Planning Toolkit

View What We Heard About Engagement for the Community Wellness Initiative