There is growing recognition that traditional systems of care simply do not serve marginalized communities or distressed neighbourhoods.
Our Place promotes a place-based approach that builds on the capacity of our local community, eliminates inefficient service silos, and adapts to the unique challenges of living in the inner city.
Our Place will look for opportunities to advocate for place-based approaches. We will seek partners who are open to considering this new approach.
This web site is one of the tools we will use to supplement meetings and community forums in our efforts to move forward on this agenda. For a more comprehensive discussion of what place-based means, see: What is Place Based?
The Research and Reports links below contains important information, including the Prime Minister’s External Advisory Committee’s report stressing the need for place-based strategies in Canadian cities; and Promise Neighborhoods, the Obama administration’s place-based strategy for children and youth.
Long Term Outcomes
- Funding and services are better coordinated, contiguous and leveraged
- Programs and services are accountable to the community they serve
- Greater knowledge and utilization of evidence-based practices among practitioners
- Greater support and resources for children and families in the community