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Collective Impact

Collective impact brings people together, in a structured way, to achieve social change.

SIIP uses a collective impact approach to promote social inclusion for older adults living with dementia and their care partners. Collaborating organizations will work together, with support from the backbone organization, to develop a Collective Impact Plan that articulates a shared vision to reduce social isolation of older adults living with dementia, and their care partners, in Waterloo Region.

The 5 Conditions of Collective Impact

1 Common Agenda Coming together to collectively define the problem and create a shared vision to solve it
2 Shared Measurement Agreeing to track progress in the same way, which allows for continuous improvement
3 Mutually Reinforcing Activities Coordinating collective efforts to maximize the end result
4 Continuous Communication Building trust and relationships among all participants
5 Backbone Support Having a team dedicated to orchestrating the work of the group
John Kania and Mark Kramer, Stanford Social Innovation Review (Winter 2011), https://ssir.org/articles/entry/collective_impact

Collective Impact Resources