Strategic Directions

Strategic Direction 1:  To strengthen the governance and administration capacity of the Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition. (Governance and Administration)

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Strategic Direction 2:  To build capacity in the Aboriginal community to respond to the needs identified in the Community. (Capacity Building)

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Strategic Direction 3:  To increase the number of partners who are working with the Aboriginal community to respond to the needs identified in the Community. (Partnership Development)

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Strategic Direction 4: To increase the profile and contribution of the Ottawa Aboriginal community to the wider Ottawa community.

Strategic Directions Goals

Strategic Plan Approach

Many of the issues that need to be addressed in the Aboriginal community are interconnected. The OAC responds to the priority areas for the community while recognizing that all of the issues are interconnected.

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Using the Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Life Cycle Wheel, the Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition recognizes that each stage of life requires specific supports to respond to their unique needs

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a) Goal – Be a leader on Urban Aboriginal Governance as it continues to develop within Ottawa and within the province and federally.

● Chair leadership role provincially and federally

● Participate in discussions about urban Aboriginal coalitions, including UAS constructs and other urban Aboriginal governance structures.

c) Goal – Support the development of the leadership and management skills of Coalition members and their staff through:

● Algonquin College, or

● Telfer Leadership Institute at Ottawa University

e) Goal – Ensure the sustainability of the Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition.

b) Goal – Ensure that the accountability framework for the OAC includes meaningful community engagement and dynamic communication with the Aboriginal community and the general public.

● Website

● Community Gatherings twice a year

d) Goal – Develop the capacity of the Coalition to work within and measure the work of the Coalition through a collective impact framework.

● Training for the OAC

● Work with the City of Ottawa as the OAC is the backbone organization to the collective impact relationship.

Responding to Community Needs

Engaging With the Community

  • Youth forum

  • Aboriginal business forum

  • Community forum (Planning,Reporting and Celebration)

2008/2009

2009/2010

2010/2011

2011/2012

Engaging With the Community

  • Community Forum focused on school based Education

  • Youth forum

  • Aboriginal business forum

2012/2013

2013/2014

2014/2015

Engaging With the Community

  • Community Forum focused on the youth program that was part of the International art exhibit, Sakahan

  • Youth Employment forum

Engaging With the Community

  • Youth forum

  • Aboriginal business forum

  • Community forum (Planning,Reporting and Celebration)

Engaging With the Community

  • Youth Forum

  • Community Forum (Planning,Reporting and Celebration)

Engaging With the Community

  • Community Forum focused on Children (aged 0-6) needs

  • Youth Employment forum

  • Mental Health Conference

  • School Board training

  • Elders and Youth Forum

Engaging With the Community

  • Two community forums