Key Messages 2015

Key  Messages December 3 – no meeting

Key Messages November 5

  • Following an Expression of Interest to the Rural Ontario Institute, there is an opportunity for the LCPC to support, through partnership, a grant to look at Measuring Rural Vitality.  The LCPC supports our partnership in this moving forward with United Way or The Mills taking the lead.
  • Stephanie Grey gave us a presentation/update on the Situation Table for Lanark County.  She will forward her presentation Power Point with Jane to share with the members.
  • We had a discussion on Community HUBS and agreed that there are forms of HUBS that exist in Lanark County.  Jane will organize a one meeting committee to explore identification of existing HUBS in Lanark.  If interested in joining, please let Jane know.
  • There is an opportunity to participate in training on Collaboration and Collective Impact, and more information will come forward.  Great opportunity as there is increased need to demonstrate this in our work.

Key Messages October 1

  • Walking with our Sisters Spirit Vigil on October 4
  • Community Issues- Behavior Issues- the struggles families and services providers are encountering- this is an opportunity to engage in some Professional Development
  • Community Hubs- Strategic Framework and Action Plan- read the report from the Ministry- we will have an opportunity to brainstorm- What is a Hub? What would it look like? How do we support it?

Key Messages  September 3 – no meeting

Key Messages June 4

  • Our presentations on Aboriginal Services and Partnership was excellent and really spoke to the interest and need in ongoing communication on this topic.  For those in attendance, please complete the activity sheet that was provided and we will have follow up discussion at our next meeting in October.  We agreed that it was important to take time at each meeting to recognize the land we are on.
  • For those interested in being part of a committee to focus on activities leading up to the Federal Election, please contact Jane
  • Allan brought forward an emerging issue regarding how to support families while their case resolution application is being processed.  Case resolution committee will be meeting to discuss and will bring forward an update at the October meeting.

Key Messages  May 7, 2015 

  • The presentation by Paula Stewart and Ariella Zbar on Nature for Life (N4L), the council was informed that a request for our participation in this program will be coming soon.
  • The council started a conversation on resources/services in Lanark County for Aboriginal people.  If you know of resources, please send them to me so I can create a summary.  It was agreed that council members would benefit from learning more about Aboriginal culture, teachings and values.  Some members of the council will forward names of potential presenters.
  • Our Big Data project has been just approved!!  Thanks to those on the committee for making this happen.

Key Messages April 2, 2015

  • Council agreed to form a Collective Impact Committee to help provide leadership in the implementation of working groups identified from our strategic planning session – committee members include Donna, Ramsey, Fraser, Erin Lee, Mona and Kevin.  Thanks to all committee members.
  • Webinar on April 9, 2015 re:  single plan of care and shared electronic record – Jane just sent out the link
  • Big Data Project case study was presented and approved.  Participants in this project include:  Emily, Jane, Pam, rep from Youth Coalition and rep from Open Doors.  Thanks to all participants
  • Committee directed Allan to draft letter to be sent to Dollar World Plus regarding their t-shirt.  The letter will be reviewed at the Stewardship meeting on April 8th
  • Congratulations to two council member agencies for their award winning work:
      1. Kathy Boelsma from CROW received an award from Learning Partnership  for Welcome to Kindergarten
      2. Carol Anne McNeil from Lanark Community Programs received Healthy Kids award from CHEO for Respite programs

Key Messages March 5, 2015

  • We enjoyed a presentation from our Leeds Grenville Children’s planning table, Every Kid in our Communities, and look forward to presenting the LCPC to Every Kid
  • We are starting to refine our ideas around the Big Data for Small Places pilot project, and are developing a project/case study  that will benefit all member organizations
  • TriCounty Addiction Services, Brock Cottage/Tennant House and Leeds Grenville Mental will amalgamate to become Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Addictions and Mental Health effective April 1st.  There will be no impact on services as they are delivered now.

Key Messages January 15, 2015

  •  OPP consultation on children’s and adult mental health – Feb 12 –  time and location TBD  If you wish to participate in this consultation please contact Suzanne Geoffrion.
  • If anyone has a list of contact names and numbers of community partners/resources, please forward to Jane Torrance
  • CHEO consultation Feb 5th – we have set aside 2 hrs in our Feb meeting for the consultation
  • Community Partner Forum will be organized by the Catholic School Board.  The Forum will be held in April – more information to come.
  • United Way funding – if there are any questions regarding the new approach to funding allocation, please contact Fraser
  • Food Core Strategic Planning on March 24.  If you are interested in attending, contact Elaine
  • BIG Brother, BIG Sisters Bowl for Kid’s Sake- February 21, 2015 – for more information:
  • Public Library – Human Book Event in April.  More information to come


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