Collaborative Mechanisms to Strengthen the Active Living
/ Healthy Aging Sector
Project Number: 6785-15-2005/4340198
The goal of this project was to seek to improve the effectiveness
of the active living and healthy aging sector by developing
linkages, networks, and partnerships that will promote the
sharing and utilization of knowledge, experiences and resources.
The Project Objective was to design and establish a vehicle
for communicating on issues that relate to active living
/ healthy aging as a method for increasing the base of membership.
During the course of the project the following activities
were undertaken and the following results were accomplished:
- A membership offering was designed on the basis of the
feedback received from potential member organizations.
This was followed by a membership drive that included contacting
1029 potential members by phone, mailing out membership
information to 935 potential members, and sending 334 emails
membership drive resulted in 50 new ALCOA members. These
new Corresponding members cover 10 provinces and territories
and the breakdown of the membership is as follows: Alberta
- 4; British Columbia - 11; Manitoba - 6; New Brunswick
- 3; Newfoundland - 2; Northwest Territories - 1; Nova
Scotia - 3; Ontario - 17; Quebec - 2; and Saskatchewan – 1.
- A communication vehicle was designed in the shape of
the 6 page ACBO News newsletter. Each year this newsletter
will be produced and disseminated to all the new members.
- A system of receiving regular feedback from the new members
was designed in the shape of Annual Survey. ALCOA staff
has been trained on conducting this survey and preparing
a summary of the survey results
- A new ALCOA Community Based Organization Committee (ACBO
committee) was established. This Committee is comprised
of representatives from the new members. This committee
draws from the new members and includes representation
from Alberta, BC, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New
Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the Northwest Territory. ALCOA
also organized an in-person meeting of the ACBO Committee
on 7 April 2006 in Toronto
- A directory of resources and programs available with
ALCOA Roundtable member organizations has been designed.
This RMR Directory 2006 is to be sent each year to the
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