Hit and Miss: Challenges of Collaboration in Greater Victoria's Community Sector

collaboration_wordart.jpgCollaboration is the hot button for many community organizations and funders. Collaborations are often insufficiently supported with resources and time, yet the potential for breakthrough change is real. 

The Coaches Group and Leadership Victoria, funded by The Victoria Foundation, have completed a study of funding practices from across Canada and collaborative initiatives and practices in Greater Victoria. At this event, you'll learn about the findings of this research and participate in discussions among fellow community change leaders about how to put the results of the research into action.

More About The Research:

On behalf of the Coaches Group and Leadership Victoria, the Community Social Planning Council developed case studies profiling two of Greater Victoria's prominent collaborative initiatives: The Coalition to End Homelessness, and CR-FAIR - Capital Region Food & Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable. These case studies identified themes in leadership, collaborative skills and funding approaches which were then explored in a broader set of interviews with funders of collaborative work across Canada.

The Coaches Group also conducted interviews with local agencies in two sectors: environmental education and youth mental health. These interviews explored the nature of collaboration in these sectors, and the factors that support or deter collaboration among agencies.


After the research presentations and discussion, LUNCH will be served!

Parking for this venue is either behind Aberdeen Hospital (pay parking, limited spots) or street parking on side streets around the Aberdeen Hospital/Hillside Seniors Health Centre complex. Plan to come 10 minutes early to make sure you have time to park. The site is served by the #4 bus route from downtown or UVic.

November 30, 2015 at 9:30am - 12:30pm
Hillside Seniors Health Centre
1454 Hillside Ave
Victoria, BC V8T 2B7
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Jan Bate · · 250-508-4670

Will you come?