A Network Gathering on November 24th provided an opportunity for Network members to share information about current and emerging collaborative initiatives and to participate in a discussion of the current environment.
Mariam Elghahuagi, Project Manager of Healthy Aging Alberta, presented filtered results from the December 2020 Alberta Non-Profit Network (ABNN) pulse survey pertaining to organizations that serve seniors.
The results support the Network’s collective understanding of current trends around capacity, operations, and community needs within the provincial community-based seniors serving sector. Trends from the December 2020 survey show capacity for organizations has decreased, while complexity of client needs and demand for services has increased.
Members of the Network’s Interim Collective Leadership Group (ICLG) have been building their understanding of stakeholder input prior to the pandemic regarding community needs and comparing this information to input received within the last year.
Building on this work, the group is using an equity lens amongst other tools to identify a shortlist of actions that stakeholders will be asked about in 2022. The hope is that stakeholders will identify priorities for collaborative action and this will set the starting point for one or more working groups to emerge with support from ESCC staff.