Caledon Institute The City of Red Deer CU HRPR Santropol roulant uOttawa
Community Services Council
Carleton University


Community-Government Collaboration on Policy
March 2008 to July 2009


The Caledon Institute led a 13-month project focused upon the creation of a pan-Canadian community of practice with a primary interest in community-government collaboration on policy.

A partnership was established among five communities, the Caledon Institute of Social Policy and representatives from Carleton University and the University of Ottawa in order to document selected policy measures related to economic and social well-being. The five local partners were the Community Services Council Newfoundland and Labrador, Santropol Roulant (Montréal), the Hamilton Roundtable on Poverty Reduction, the Community-University Institute for Social Research (Saskatoon) and the City of Red Deer.

The work was supported through the Social Development Partnerships Program of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.

The project generated two major products: a web-based policy tracking document (see Caledon’s “Policy” page) and a bilingual manual on community-government collaboration.


Collaboration on policy: A manual developed by the community-government collaboration on policy

Collaboration sur les politiques : Un manuel produit par les partenaires de la collaboration communauté-gouvernement sur les politiques


Key partner papers:

Caledon Institute of Social Policy A Social Vision for the New City of Hamilton Policy Dialogue Shared Space: The Communities Agenda The Social Role of Local Government What is Policy? Poverty Policy
City of Red Deer Recovery centre challenges Richmond's fears Secondary Suites Project Report, Red Deer City of Calgary's 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness City of Red Deer's 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness "A Plan for Alberta" Ending Homelessness in 10 years Social and Health Impact Assessment Framework for Neighborhood Planning in Red Deer Alberta’s Seven Cities Partnership
Community Services Council Place-based Governance in Newfoundland and Labrador: A Wicked Concept Newfoundland and Labrador: Innovative Strategies in Government-Community Collaboration
Community-University Institute for Social Research Collaborative Governance Models Research Project Health Disparity in Saskatoon: Analysis to Intervention The Station 20 West Project Keeps on Chugging
Hamilton Roundtable on Poverty Reduction Community Conversation Discussions Community Conversation Feedback Community Conversation July 2008 Community Conversation Questions HRPR Leadership and Lessons Making Hamilton the Best Place to Raise a Child Hamilton Spectator article The Voices of Poverty in Hamilton: Mapping Community Relationships Building a Collaborative from the Ground Up The Cost of Poverty – An Analysis of the Economic Cost of Poverty in Ontario READY FOR LEADERSHIP - Canadians’ perceptions of poverty Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategies HRPR Policy Matrix Library of Canada Report, January 2009: Making an Economic Case for Reducing Poverty in Canada Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction: Setting the Table for Change