what we did
When it comes to the number and types of strategies, policies, programs and services connected to urban wellness, we know there is plenty of activity currently underway.
We invited stakeholders (City of Edmonton, community, Provincial partners) to come together to explore how RECOVER can connect to the strategies and initiatives already impacting urban wellness – strategies like EndPovertyEdmonton, Just Getting Started, Abundant Communities, Leisure Access Pass and Capital City Clean Up.
We began by asking:
What are the connection points between initiatives?
Where are there opportunities for connection points to be strengthened? Can we begin to share information, coordinate work or collaborate?
How can we begin to document existing connection points between work that is underway?
When exploring urban wellness, are there gaps in our collection of initiatives?
Is somebody or something missing that would help achieve the desired goals?
Are there strategies and initiatives that are bumping up against one another and how might we resolve that?
This mapping work has allowed us to see how different activities are working towards similar results, like improving the well-being of marginalized and underserved people.
RECOVER continues to host discussions, connecting work and exploring ways partners can commit to making progress on shared goals and visions. We expect to grow participation, and to include other partners to understand ways we can connect the dots between existing work and build more impact together.