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Collective Impact

Evaluating Connectivity in Waterloo Region – Phase 2 Findings

Anti-Poverty Strategies, Collective Impact, Mental Health & Addictions, Research & Evaluation

WHAT IS CONNECTIVITY?

Connectivity is the name of the Waterloo Region “Situation Tables”, which bring police, health and social service agencies together at a weekly meeting to collaboratively and proactively address situations of acutely elevated risk in the community.

In January 2014, the Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) in partnership with Langs Community Health Centre implemented a Situation Table in Cambridge. In partnership with Carizon Family and Community Services, a second Situation Table became operational in Kitchener in October 2014.

Connectivity is about building stronger connections across workers in the local justice, health and social service sectors in order to connect community members in situations of acutely elevated risk to the help they need more quickly.

EVALUATING CONNECTIVITY

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Addressing Risk through System Collaboration: Evaluating CONNECTIVITY Waterloo Region

Anti-Poverty Strategies, Collective Impact, Mental Health & Addictions, Research & Evaluation
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Weekly meeting of the Connectivity Cambridge Situation Table (2015).

UPDATE:  CLICK HERE FOR OUR PHASE 2 EVALUATION (2017) OF CONNECTIVITY, FOCUSING ON THE OUTCOMES OF WATERLOO REGION’S SITUATION TABLES!

WHAT IS CONNECTIVITY?

Connectivity is the name of the Waterloo Region “Situation Tables”, which bring police, health and social service agencies together at a weekly meeting to collaboratively and proactively address situations of acutely elevated risk in the community. Read More

Why Evaluators and Networkers Need Each Other

Capacity Building, Collective Impact, Research & Evaluation

 

Reflections from the Ontario Nonprofit Network Annual Conference

 

Patways from Evidence to ActionOur byline at TNC is “evidence, insight, action,” and this website includes a number of stories that show how evaluation can really equip organizations to act in new and powerful ways. However, evaluation does not always or automatically lead to action. It is nothing more than a set of strategies, and any set of strategies can be misunderstood or misused. Sometimes, in fact, evaluation can actually have the opposite of the intended effect. The process can lead to frustration, mistrust, and stagnation.

So, what makes the difference? Read More