Northside Rising 2018 Community Report
Learn about & join this community & government-driven initiative that’s rising up against significant challenges on the Northside.Download
Impact Report 2018-2020
We’re proud to share our first annual Impact Report with you to showcase some of what we’ve learned and accomplished in our work so far. IC Impact Report 2018-2020Read More
Northside Rising 2019 Evaluation Summary
This Northside Rising Evaluation Summary 2019 is a summary of the early phase Evaluation of Northside Rising.Read More
Northside Rising: 2019 Early Phase Evaluation Report
This full report outlines the early phase Evaluation of Northside Rising. Released in 2019. NR Early Phase Evaluation Report (Final, October 2019)Read More
Between the Bridges: Education Update
This report is an education update for the Between the Bridges network, as of October 2018. Between the Bridges Education Updated, Oct 2018Read More
Between the Bridges: Sharing Progress and Learning
This report shares an overview of Between the Bridge’s journey from 2015 through to 2019, along with the highlights from the formative evaluation. Read on to hear the voices from the BTB network, about the strengths, areas for learning and evolving practices moving forward. Between the Bridges: Sharing Learning and ProgressRead More
Between the Bridges: Formative Evaluation Report
This report identifies learning and successes since Between the Bridges began, and informs how to strengthen the work going forward. Between the Bridges: Formative Evaluation Report 2019Read More
Between the Bridges: Conditions for Student Success Report
Between the Bridges: Conditions for Student Success Report (2018)Read More
Between the Bridges: Housing Quality and Affordability
This report provides a snapshot in time of key information related to housing in Dartmouth North, as of December 2018. Between the Bridges: Housing Quality and Affordability Report (2018)Read More
Collective Impact by John Kania and Mark Kramer 2011
One of the original publications regarding the model of collective impact.Read More
Living Saint John
A collaborative initiative in Saint John, New Brunswick with a vision of ending generational poverty and improving the economic future of the city.Read More
This site provides an overview of developmental evaluation, an approach often used in collaborative community-led initiatives.Read More
Guide to Evaluating Collect Impact
A practical guide, developed by FSG, on evaluating collective impact that provides a framework for approaching evaluation and includes sample questions, outcomes, and indicators.Read More
Rural Community Engagement Report 2015
This report summarizes key findings and outcomes from a session held by the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) about how to deepen levels of community engagement in economic development activities.Read More
Community Heart and Soul Field Guide 2nd Edition 2014
This Report summarizes 20 years of experience working with small cities and towns to understand a community’s heart and soul, make decisions about how to strengthen it, and in the process create a more resilient community.Read More
Collective Impact 3.0 by Tamarack 2016
From the Tamarack Institute updated views on the next iteration of the Collective Impact Framework.Read More
An update on collective impact after implementation of the model by various organizations around the world.Read More
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We partnered with NS GovLab, a social innovation lab focused on population aging in Nova Scotia to create the NS Network for Social Change – a network of those working on issues related to aging well.
The Nova Scotia Network for Social Change involved:
- Use of experimentation to develop a deeper understanding of population aging in Nova Scotia.
- Identifying gaps in current services and approaches.
- Building a diverse network of engaged and connected social innovators, by working with new and existing partners in new ways to improve services, programs and policies directed at our aging population.
- Creating collaborative partnerships across sectors to build and test potential solutions to improve aging in place, while staying connected to community, and creating connections across generations and cultures to build resilient communities.
In Nova Scotia today, one in five people are over the age of 65. By 2030, that number will be one in four. In the coming years, Nova Scotia will transition to a population comprised of more older people than younger people. This shift will greatly impact the current status quo. There are direct and knock-on effects for the economic, social, health and well-being of all Nova Scotians. A few of the predicted challenges may include:
- Labour force gaps,
- Caring for older parents and children simultaneously,
- Maintaining social connections,
- The effects of chronic disease over time,
- Threats to “ageing in place”, and
- Rural sustainability.
The impact of these challenges are increased in vulnerable communities. NS GovLab creates opportunities to change systems to the new reality of our older population with a particular focus on diversity, inclusion and equity.
The NS Network for Social Change aimed to connect even more social changemakers for collaboration on innovative actions with vulnerable communities. By bringing together knowledge from across communities and sectors, the NSN4SC focused on seizing the opportunities that an aging population presents. Vulnerable older adults will benefit from better informed public policy, and more equitable, effective and efficient services informed by their real-world challenges. Plus, all Nova Scotians benefit from healthier and more inclusive communities.