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Moving to Action: A Year in Review

In 2017, Moving to Action took several successful steps toward its goal of enhancing effectiveness and collaboration across Edmonton’s human services sector.

What began as a discussion in 2012 on how to foster collaboration and collective action in human services organizations has evolved into an ongoing and developing series of initiatives that support strong leadership, stimulate innovation, and strengthen strategic alignment throughout the community.

Here’s a rundown of what Moving to Action collaborators achieved in 2017:

  • A series of Leadership Labs facilitated by Think Jar Collective brought diverse representatives from Edmonton’s nonprofit and voluntary sector together to meet, discuss, explore, and experiment with ideas around sector leadership: where it is, where it is heading, and how it may be best guided. The Labs yielded three reports:
  • A project documenting the History of Edmonton’s Human Services Sector and its significant contributions to a growing and emerging city.
  • The launch of C5 Story, documenting the story of a collaborative that contains five agencies — Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society, Boyle Street Community Services, Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers, Norwood Child & Family Resource Centre, and the Terra Centre for Teen Parents — who collectively support, empower, and give voice to more the 30,000 Edmontonians.

We invite you to dive into any of these links to catch up on the ongoing work to strengthen human services organizations citywide. We’re excited to see how the many collaborators in Moving to Action can build on the foundation in 2018 and beyond.