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Blue Hills Child and Family Centre And The York Centre for Children, Youth and Families   ANNOUNCEME...


Children's Mental Health Week 2018

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Stronger Together to Serve Families

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Our Strategic Plan

Strategic planning is an organization's process of defining its strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy. In order to determine the direction of the organization, it is necessary to understand its current position and the possible avenues through which it can pursue a particular course of action. Generally, strategic planning deals with at least one of three key questions:

1. "What do we do?"

2. "For whom do we do it?"

3. "How do we excel?"

In many organizations, this is viewed as a process for determining where an organization is going over the next year or—more typically—3 to 5 years (long term), although some extend their vision to 20 years.

The Board of Directors and staff co-created a Strategic Plan which was intended to be implemented between 2009 and 2013. We worked hard to accomplish the original action plans and have engaged this year in a reshaping of this plan as we had reached all the initial targets. We have committed to the same overall three directions for a further three years to 2015 and have developed new action plans to continue in our achievements our aims and goals.

1. Quality Programs and Services

Our Aim: 

To offer responsive services and programs that contribute to the well-being, health and resilience of children, youth and families, and that their needs are at the centre of all our activities.

Our Goals:

  • Create and implement a strength based and collaborative ethical clinical service;
  • Establish a tracking and evaluation system as it pertains to services and program accountability; 
  • Stimulate innovation, knowledge and application of evidence based and informed practices.

2. Our People and Professional Development

Our Aim: 

Enhancing our people in sustaining a healthy, supportive, innovative, value-driven work environment.

Our Goals:

  • To support a culture of congruence between staff and organizational values where individual strengths and skills are maximized; 
  • Strengthen client services by cultivating a clinically competent, diverse and well trained staff engaged in continuous learning;
  • Building an organizational environment that supports fair and equitable policies and practices

3. Partnerships-Networking-Community Collaboration

Our Aim:

To continue to foster and participate in the building of collaborative coordinated and integrated networks of service planning and delivery.

Our Goals:

  • Commit to and participate in, the development of an integrated service delivery system;
  • Engage in community outreach and intentional partnerships that work towards reducing mental health stigma across all diverse communities in York Region
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