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Capacity Building Resources

With funding provided through the BC Healthy Living Alliance, SPARC BC assisted in compiling an inventory of resource guides and publications to support community development, education, and outreach across BC. The toolkit includes a number of different areas of focus including collaboration and network development, community engagement, community leadership, project design and implementation, project management and program evaluation.


To encourage peer learning, we’ve also made it possible to leave comments about the resources to enable you to share your experience of using them in your community.


Capacity Building Resources

About the Capacity Building Strategy

The Canadian Cancer Society is a proud member of the British Columbia Healthy Living Alliance (BCHLA), a group of health-related organizations working in disease prevention. To help meet targets set in BCHLA’s prevention agenda the Society led a comprehensive strategy to work with communities and build capacity for healthy living.

 

The Community Capacity Building Strategy focuses on enhancing the skills, abilities, resources, and commitment of communities and community members to care for each other, nurture unique talents and leadership, and act on challenges and opportunities. As a result, individuals and groups have been able to increase their ability to impact the health and vitality of their communities in a positive, sustainable manner.

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Managing Projects

Are you looking for ways to improve your project management approach, and to ensure the long term sustainability of your initiatives? Explore these resources to find out more about different approaches to planning, implementing, and evaluating projects, and different ways to ensure their long term sustainability.

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Community Engagement

Are you looking to incorporate a community engagement component into your decision-making process but are unsure about where to start, or what type of community engagement process to use? If so, this selection of community engagement methods has a number of useful resources for you.

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Collaboration & Network Development

Are you considering developing a partnership with another organization? Maybe you want to learn more about the potential benefits and risks before you move forward? Or maybe you want to learn more about how to develop an effective and sustainable partnership arrangement? Explore this page of resources to learn more about how to plan, monitor and evaluate collaborative partnerships.

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Leadership & Management

Are you looking for new ways to build the local capacity of leaders to effect change in the community? These resources cover a range of scenarios for cultivating leadership.

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