We knew that we wanted to align our work, goals, communication and visions to improve health outcomes in Cowichan and Collective Impact was identified as one of the methods with which to do so. Stacy and Michelle have worked with over 90 different community partners guiding us in Collective Impact and as a result we now have a community that speaks the same language, has embraced the Collective Impact Framework and are making significant improvements in regards to Seniors health, the Cowichan Airshed Strategy, Physical Literacy, Mental Health and Substance Use with a Housing First Approach and more. We are now being recognized for being one of the most collaborative communities on the Island!
As a result of our time with Stacy and Michelle we are a region that says- no decisions for us, about us, without us! We will tackle our challenges together for greater impact. We are planning, learning and sharing resources in ways we have never done before.
Our working relationship with Stacy and Michelle has grown into one of our greatest resources in our region. Having the opportunity to work with them over an extended period of time has allowed us to gain so much from their skills and knowledge and coaching. We are not the same community as when we started this journey and are ever so thankful for the opportunity we have had to work with them.”