The Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa, (Alliance) and the Ottawa Social Housing Network (OSHN) are looking for an experienced consultant or firm to work with us on a new project to be run under the title of “Investing in Collective Impact: Achieving System Level Change Through Collaboration”. Funding has been secured from the Ottawa Community Foundation for the development of a community perspective on the ‘ideal state’ of the pathway(s) from homelessness to housing in Ottawa. The work would include an environmental scan of good practices for coordination, use of system-wide data, as well as recommendations for change, such as roles and responsibilities of system stakeholders, flow patterns, etc. and the development of a framework for policies necessary to create this system.
The collective impact project will support the collaboration of the Alliance and OSHN to map out the ideal state of the housing and homelessness system, and the steps needed to operationalize it. It will show us how the services of our individual member organizations should evolve, and how we can collaborate across the non-profit sector to realize much-needed system-level changes.