What is Collective Impact

“Community shapes our identity, quenches our thirst for belonging and bolsters our physical, mental, emotional and economic health”,

Paul Born, Tamarack Institute, Ontario, Canada.

community together

The project will adopt a collective impact approach as described by the Tamarack Institute where stakeholders from different sectors commit to a common agenda for solving a complex social problem.
There are five conditions of success that together lead to meaningful results.:

  • a common agenda;
  • shared agreement on the ways success will be measured and reported on;
  • mutually reinforcing activities;
  • continuous communication; and
  • backbone support (an independent, funded staff resource dedicated to the initiative to coordinate the activities).

For more information about the Collective Impact approach

Visit Tamarack's Communities Collaborating website