As a project we have always talked about the importance of forming strong partnerships with other organizations. We believe that complex challenges, such as early childhood development outcomes, are not solvable without a diverse group of stakeholders around the table.
One of our partnerships is with the Tamarack Institute, with whom we have been working on a number of important projects such as development evaluation, some strategic planning for the future, and the documentation of of our prototypes in a visual and user-friendly way.
In addition to this, we have recently partnered on a few opportunities for collaborative sharing of knowledge through a workshop and a webinar hosted by Tamarack and supported by #wpgboldness.
The webinar was held on October 9th on the topic of community wisdom and systems change, in the context of Winnipeg Boldness’ work. Our project director, Diane Roussin, spoke about our experience working alongside the community to promote large scale change in systems, and the values and methods we used to make sure our relationships were effective and reciprocal.
We spoke a bit about reconciliation as well, which again plays into our belief that both Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples must be a part of systems change because issues like poverty and early childhood outcomes affect everyone equally, as we all share the same ecosystem.
If you weren’t able to join us for the webinar, you can watch the full recording here.
We will also be joining the Tamarack Institute in hosting a workshop on November 20 on the topic of prototyping for community change. We’ll be using Winnipeg Boldness as a real-life example of how prototyping can be used in community work to test ideas for proven impact before making a big investment in new programs and interventions.
If you’re in Winnipeg, make sure to register for the workshop! Here are the details:
What: Prototyping for Community Change Workshop hosted by the Tamarack Institute
When: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Where: Robert A. Steen Community Club (980 Palmerston Ave)
Hope to see you there!