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PAPER | Changing How I Think About Community Change

Collective Impact, Sylvia Cheuy, Community Change

Many traditional approaches for addressing a complex issue like poverty, health & climate action have, until recently, emphasized siloed, single-sector approaches that focus on a specific set of achievable strategies. Yet through the success of Collective Impact we can see that it is difficult for a single actor to adequately respond to complex community issues. 

This paper profiles Multisolving - a framework emerging from the field of climate action that offers a new approach and an array of helpful tools to those of us wanting to deepen our capacity to harness the power of multi-sector approaches to address our community’s most complex issues. 

Learn More:

  • Read the case study on TransformTO, who adopted a Multisolving approach to meet aggressive environmental targets while also positively contributing to health, the local economy, and social equity at the same time.

This paper was developed as part of the 2019 Community Change Festival series. Join us in Vancouver, BC from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3 to explore the five interconnected practices needed to solve complex community issues. 

Sylvia Cheuy

By Sylvia Cheuy

Sylvia is a Consulting Director of the Tamarack Institute’s Collective Impact Idea Area and also supports Tamarack’s Community Engagement Idea Area. She is passionate about community change and what becomes possible when residents and various sector leaders share an aspirational vision for their future. Sylvia believes that when the assets of residents and community are recognized and connected they become powerful drivers of community change. Sylvia is an internationally recognized community-builder and trainer. Over the past five years, much of Sylvia’s work has focused on building awareness and capacity in the areas of Collective Impact and Community Engagement throughout North America.

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