Collaboration for Greater Impact: New Tools and Approaches to Address Complex Community Issues

May 20, 2015 - 7:00pm to May 21, 2015 - 8:45pm

Host: Our Cowichan
Location: Island Savings Centre  - Somenos Room (Second Floor), 2687 James St., Duncan, BC
Contact:  Cindy Lise at or 250-709-5062.
Website: Registration Form

Event Description Building healthy, resilient, vibrant communities – where people, places, and the planet can thrive – is something many of us aspire towards. Yet faced with growing challenges in our communities – from affordable housing, to food security, to childhood obesity – we can sometimes feel overwhelmed and like we are not gaining traction on addressing these and other increasingly complex issues. 

This is especially so in the bigger context of global challenges, such as climate change, growing inequality and the increasing prevalence of chronic health conditions, to name a few.

However, hopeful new approaches exist in a growing movement of new knowledge, methods, and tools for a very different way of working on these complex issues. There is a growing recognition that innovative solutions require collaboration across multiple sectors and a change in our ways of thinking, working, and acting together in order to move from siloed approaches to systems change.

Join us for an evening of conversation and exploration to:

  • HEAR ABOUT inspiring examples of communities who are working in new ways to move the needle on issues that matter;
  • EXPLORE different approaches to building collaboration across sectors for greater impact;
  • LEARN about Collective Impact, how it is different from other forms of collaboration, and the pre-conditions necessary to support this approach;
  • DIALOGUE with others about opportunities to build greater collaboration and impact in the Cowichan Valley.