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SUMMARY OF ENGAGEMENT

INTERACTIVE BOOTHS

The Community Plan booth was set up in high-traffic community locations or events. Here, the Community Plan Team could connect with a high number of community members and offer the chance for quick engagement. Community members could answer open-ended sticky note questions or hang a leaf on the ‘lateral kindness tree’.

SPEAKERS’ CORNER
A portable Speakers’ Corner provided a safe and quiet space where community members could record short testimonials to voice their vision for the future, their concerns of today and the solutions they wanted to see.
FOCUS GROUPS
14 focus groups were hosted over 2018-19 – two for every priority, offering a lunch session and a dinner session to provide flexibility for people’s schedules. Here the conversation would focus around the details of one of the seven priorities, while also exploring how that priority interconnects with others.
OPEN HOUSES
Three open houses were held in 2018-19 to share what the Community Plan Team was hearing as the engagement happened. The goal was to create two-way dialogue, so that the Community Plan Team could hear feedback on questions such as “Are we hearing you right?” or “Are we capturing this concern accurately?”
FAMILY/GROUP SESSIONS
Families and social groups invited the community plan team into their homes to share a meal, feedback on vision, concerns and opportunities. These provided safe and familiar settings, where members could share differences of opinion with the comfort of knowing that they could be debated but respected. Organizations or businesses invited the community plan team to their workplace. Here, opinions from employees blended their perspectives as community members and as knowledge holders in their particular field. Conversation centered around how the organization connected to the different priorities of the community plan.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
The Community Plan team partnered with several agencies through the year to support their events and integrate engagement opportunities.

COMMUNITY PLAN STAKEHOLDERS

The Community Plan can be used to organize priorities, empower each other, and mobilize resources to reach collective community goals for our future generations. The key stakeholders in any Community Plan include:

  • Community Members Can determine career/volunteer path based on future needs of the community; monitor the growth and development of the community
  • Grassroots Organizations Strengthen advocacy and action on community identified priorities
  • Departments/Organizations Align strategic operating plans with community goals
  • Governance Coordinate actions towards vision voiced by the Community

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS

Be sure to join the conversation and let us know your thoughts on one of the Six Nations Community Plan Priorities. The 2018 Progress Update is the first step in having a living Community Plan that reflects our community today. It provides a picture of how far we have come and a good start for conversations around where want to be in the future.

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