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Tracey Robertson

Tracey Robertson
To support collaboration, networking, research and knowledge sharing, OTF has identified six experts associated with each of our Action Areas. They are experienced grantmakers with deep knowledge of the public benefit sector, the communities in which we invest and the Foundation’s unique approach to investing for impact. Tracey Robertson is the Strategy Lead for the "Prosperous People" action area.

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Reflections on a Funder's Role as a Strategic Investor in Community Change

Posted by Tracey Robertson on March 9, 2017

As a representative of the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), I worked with Headwaters Communities in Action (HCIA) -- a diverse citizen-led group that champions community well-being in Dufferin County and the Town of Caledon -- and supported its leaders in the creation of an initial Headwaters Community Well-Being Report for their region.  This required the Foundation to move beyond the role of “traditional funder” in favour of "relational funder", where the agency could position itself as a strategic investor in the community.  As a relational funder, OTF could actively participate in system-wide initiatives and gain an understanding the nuances of community work. 

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