Community Social Programs and Resources Review
Help shape the future of social programming in your city!
The City has partnered with HelpSeeker and Turner Strategies to conduct a review of Chestermere’s social programming and resources.
We need local service providers and residents to share their ideas and experiences with us so that we can continue to offer programming and support to the most vulnerable members of our community.
The overall goal for this project is to identify the City and the community’s priorities for social programming and use those update the City’s Social Investment Framework. The Framework will guide the allocation and distribution of program funding and allow the City to provide the best quality of programming possible.
How you can help:
Attend our open houses on Thursday, February 13
- Session one: 3 - 4 p.m. at City Hall
- Session two: 6 - 7 p.m. at City Hall
We will review all current social service offerings in Chestermere to better understand these resources, how they are being used by the community, and how they are measured for success.
Here, you can share your opinions and let us know what is working and what needs improvement.
Participate in our online survey - March 2 - 31
A survey will be launched during the month of March. We will continue to measure the perspectives and priorities of residents, community organizations and service providers and begin to identify the themes for future programs and services. Link coming soon!
Join us for an interactive design lab - March 18
Based on the feedback from the open houses and the survey, we will again engage our stakeholders to help us develop and refine the social programs offered in Chestermere.
A final report will be presented in the spring/summer of 2020. Once approved, a new Social Investment Framework will be created to guide program funding starting in 2021.
Current City of Chestermere social programs are addressing poverty, providing financial resources, connecting the community and promoting inclusiveness, and providing positive experiences such as events, culture and volunteering. Some specific programs include
About Our Partners
The City of Chestermere has retained the services of HelpSeeker to support this Social Programs and Resource Review on behalf of Community Support Services and the Human Services Advisory Board.
The consulting team will be led by Dr. Alina Turner, who has successfully supported over 100 communities in similar efforts across Canada.
Click here to learn more about the HelpSeeker App
For more details on this project, please connect with Danielle Fermin, Manager of Chestermere Community Support Services at (403) 207-7050 ext. 7106, 403-826-2611, or firstname.lastname@example.org