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Welcome to our Reports and Community Projects page, where we proudly showcase a diverse range of data reports and community initiatives that we have undertaken in collaboration with various esteemed partners.

Explore our Reports and Community Projects page to discover inspiring examples of successful collaboration. These initiatives reflect our commitment to data-driven decision-making and our dedication to addressing social challenges effectively. Join us in our mission to create lasting social impact and build a better future for all.

2023 Strathmore Social Needs Assessment

The Town of Strathmore engaged HelpSeeker Technologies to support data generation, data processing, and insight development from diverse data sources, with a priority on community engagement. 

Together with the FCSS team, HelpSeeker worked with community partners to collect, analyze, and interpret the data contained in this summary report, as well as the larger technical report and data compendium.

Nanaimo Health and Housing Action Plan

All people in Nanaimo, regardless of their background, situation, or past experiences, are able to navigate & access a full spectrum of health and housing services.

A set of principles has been developed to guide the development of the Plan. The desired outcome of this Plan, in addition to achieving the Vision as listed above, is a system that embodies these principles.

Red Deer Community Housing and Homelessness 5 Year Integrated Plan

It is important to continually assess how our community responds to our housing and homelessness needs.

The Community Housing & Homelessness Integrated Plan captures key learnings from the last 10 years of research and action, combined with over 2,700 community voices. The Plan has been reflecting on where the community has been, what the current situation looks like, and projecting our future needs.

Abbotsford BC Housing Needs Report

As a rapidly growing community, over the last ten years, Abbotsford has been experiencing changes in population, shifting demographics, increasing land values and housing costs, changing market conditions, and evolving housing pressures.

In response to these pressures and to gain a better understanding of the associated challenges, the City of Abbotsford commissioned this Housing Needs Report (HNR) to formulate a more complete picture of how Abbotsford’s changing needs would influence housing requirements.

Lethbridge Community Wellbeing Needs Assessment Report

This Needs Assessment report presents a review of relevant reports, data, and policies to gain a common understanding of trends and issues impacting wellbeing in Lethbridge. The information was then used to validate and compare to the community consultation input.

This report assesses progress to date and summarises the environmental conditions in which the CSD Strategy will be implemented.

Lethbridge Community Wellbeing Strategic Plan

The City of Lethbridge’s Community Social Development (CSD) department completed a comprehensive process to develop its 5-year Strategic Plan grounded in research, data analyses, best practices, and community engagement.

As part of this effort, a Needs Assessment was completed that brought together findings from available data, public engagement and consultations, information from other initiatives, and social asset mapping to discern priority social challenges in Lethbridge.

Childcare in Abbotsford: Current State and Anticipated Needs

Child care plays a fundamental role in the 21st century economy, not only for parents and children in working families, but for the overall health, quality of life, and fiscal strength of an entire city. Child care is the engine of the modern economy.

Abbotsford does not have a current child care strategy or an up-to-date inventor of child care spaces. This “Child Care in Abbotsford: Current State and Anticipated Needs” report begins the process of addressing that.

Point-in-Time Toolkit

A Point-in-Time (PiT) Count is a strategy to help determine the extent of homelessness in a community on a given night, or at a single point in time. A PiT Count allows a community to better understand the nature and extent of homelessness and the characteristics of the homeless population.

This toolkit is designed to help communities plan and implement accurate Point-in-Time Counts in Canada. The content is aligned with the requirements of the 2018 Coordinated Count, as described in the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy.

Persona Mapping – Data Based Representative Profile

Persona mapping brings us closer to the lived experiences of the people within the community.

Instead of dealing with abstract statistics, persona mapping encourages us to form a composite image – a ‘persona’ – that represents a typical community member’s experiences with regards to safety and well-being. This process humanizes data, making it easier to comprehend the real-world implications of our decisions.