Imagine Canada pre-budget consultation toolkit

The House of Commons Finance Committee recently released its call for pre-budget consultation briefs as the government considers its policy priorities for the 2021 federal budget.

This toolkit created by Imagine Canada provides information on the reasons to submit a pre-budget consultation brief as well as tips on how to do so.



The Collaborative to Advance Social Health Integration: What We’re Learning About Delivering Whole-Person Care

The Collaborative to Advance Social Health Integration (CASHI) is composed of a community of 21 innovative primary care teams and community partners committed to increasing the number of patients, families and community members who have access to the essential resources they need to be healthy. CASHI focused efforts to improve social health practices, spread them to additional sites, and work toward financial sustainability plans.

This report discusses the key learnings and successes as a result of this 18-month collaboration to spread social health integration.

 



The Present and Future of Bank On Account Data: Pilot Results and Prospective Data Collection

Bank On coalitions are locally-led partnerships between local public officials; city, state, and federal government agencies; financial institutions; and community organizations that work together to help improve the financial stability of unbanked and underbanked individuals and families in their communities. The CFE Fund’s Bank On national initiative builds on this grassroots movement, supporting local coalitions with strategic and financial support, as well as by liaising nationally with banking, regulatory, and nonprofit organization partners to expand banking access. This report details the Bank On Data Pilot, which collected and measured quantitative data on 2017 Bank On account usage at four pilot financial institutions with certified accounts: Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, U.S. Bank, and Wells Fargo.



2017 Bank On Data Pilot: Accessing Local Data

Bank On coalitions are locally-led partnerships between local public officials; city, state, and federal government agencies; financial institutions; and community organizations that work together to help improve the financial stability of unbanked and underbanked individuals and families in their communities. The CFE Fund’s Bank On national initiative builds on this grassroots movement, supporting local coalitions with strategic and financial support, as well as by liaising nationally with banking, regulatory, and nonprofit organization partners to expand banking access. This tool details the 2017 Bank On Data Pilot and includes instructions for accessing the local Bank On data at the city and zip code level.



Community Engagement Toolkit


Community engagement is about ensuring that those most impacted by social challenges have a say in designing and implementing solutions. The participation of intended beneficiaries and their families, neighbors, and trusted leaders can be an integral part of data-driven processes to achieve better results. And a shift in power where community members own and help produce the result will lead to greater impact. The following toolkit is meant to guide leaders and groups through a step by step process of building community engagement strategies that will achieve better results for children, families, and communities. This toolkit was developed to expand upon the work highlighted in the Melody Barnes’ and my essay: Community Engagement Matters (Now More Than Ever) in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Spring, 2016.


Creating Adaptive Prosperity for Indiana Communities

U.S. Microfinance at the Cross Roads. Scale and Sustainability: Can Lessons from International Experience Help Guide the U.S. Sector?

Backbone Effectiveness: 27 Indicators

Building Bridges to Collaborative Success: An Evidence-Based, Inter-Agency Primer for Health Promotion

Beginning with the end in mind: Planning pilot projects and other programmatic research for successful scaling up

Closing the gap in a generation. Health equity through action on the social determinants of health

Worksheets for developing a scaling-up strategy

Collective Impact 3.0: An Evolving Framework for Community Change

Our Community Can Change When We Work Together Well

Emerging Pathways to Transformative Scale

Nonprofit-Corporate Partnerships: A New Framework

Mapping momentum: A snapshot of the emerging field of systems change

Collective Impact

The Peel Children and Youth Initiative’s Enrolled By Six: Peel Postsecondary Strategy. A collective impact approach to the Canada Learning Bond in Peel

Networked Change: How progressive campaigns are won in the 21st Century

Letter From The Guest Editor: Collective Impact

Overcoming Poverty Together: The New Brunswick Economic and Social Inclusion Plan, 2014-2019