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Engaging for change: Practicing collaboration

Show simple item record Hawkins, L. Leach, B. 2011-04-01T17:43:19Z 2011-04-01T17:43:19Z 2011-03-01
dc.description This collection of 52 posters was presented at the Partnership Practices: Working with Community, Industry and Government event. This event was designed to highlight community-university partnerships for research and other purposes from across the university and community at a one-day event held at the Quebec Street Mall in the City of Guelph, Ontario. The website for the event and all resources is en_US
dc.description.abstract Social planning and decision-making in local communities is increasingly characterized by complex networks of charities, not-for-profits, non-governmental organizations and a variety of collaborative networks that act to generate policy, deliver services and programs, and influence citizen participation. Guelph-Wellington has seen the development of a large number of these collaborative networks with overlapping purposes, goals and scope. There is commitment to engagement and collaboration at multiple levels, remaining issues include complex dealings with functionality and governance, and the capacity for collaborations to engage widely. Through a series of meetings and activities with broader stakeholders, a core partnership of the City of Guelph, the Guelph-Wellington Poverty task Force, Family & Children’s’ Services. the United Way and the Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship/Research Shop devised a program of activities and jointly applied for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council funding. Activities engage multiple more community partners – the Volunteer Centre, the Guelph Community Health Centre, Immigrant Services, 10 Carden, Trellis Mental Health, and the area Funders Network (GW United Way, City of Guelph, Guelph Community Foundation, Trillium Foundation, Ministry of Immigration and Culture) among others. Identified objectives: to “practice” partnership and new models of collaboration and social planning, to advance emerging community initiatives for greater community impact, and to work towards a more complete community-university research agenda that will incorporate short-term needs of these collaborations with longer-term opportunities and goals. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This was part of the Partnership Practices: Working with community, industry and university event, held on March 1, 2011. en_US
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dc.subject partnership practices en_US
dc.subject community groups en_US
dc.subject University of Guelph
dc.subject abstract
dc.subject poster
dc.subject united way
dc.subject cross-disciplinary collaboration
dc.title Engaging for change: Practicing collaboration en_US
dc.type Other en_US
dc.description.version These posters were in response to a Call for Posters. The selection was made by the Steering Committee Members: * Linda Hawkins, Director, Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship * Erin Skimson, Director, Business Development Office, Office of Research * Sue Bennett, Director, University and Community Relations, Office of the President * Melanie Lang, Director, CBASE, College of Management and Economics * Bronwynn Wilton, Industry Outreach Knowledge Mobilization Manager, Office of Research, Agri-Food Partnerships * Shawna Reibling, Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator, Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship * Jennifer Peleschak, Manager of Programs and Events, College of Management and Economics * Mary Magyar, Events Assistant, Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship
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