Poverty Stakeholders Meeting
July 31, 2012 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lee Manor Auditorium
Listen for the nugget of truth
Look for possibility
It’s okay to disagree
One person at a time
Speak from an authentic place
“What would it take for us to create a sustainable network of supports within our community?”
Communication among groups
Educating each other and Awareness:
- accurate information from the right source
- at the front line
Shared value – What does it mean to help? Shared assumptions/philosophy?
Integration vs segregation/separation
TRUST – two worlds: faith & social services
Focus on shared vision
“Keep the main thing the main thing” . Clients’ best interest
Shared language – common language
Right people at the table (mental health)
Faith and Social Services need to unite – joint vision, core values for whole community; know one another – reach out
Recognize limitation where collaboration and awareness ????
Learn from our past successes
Community-based, relationships-based, scaled appropriately
Can we agree on what we agree on?
What is the shared vision?
Draft vision statements from break-out groups:
- To engage the community through people enabling people by providing resources and services to ‘alleviate’ poverty.
- A network that respectfully supports the community’s right to facilitate self-determination through acceptance and support.
- Having a shared interest and united front toward a common goal.
- To establish a connected community group/service to include those living in poverty – working to improve lives within the community, while ensuring the services are accessible, affordable, humanitarian, equitable, and provides choice.
- People-centred respect which happens through communication, filling the gaps and broadening the service base.