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The Foundation recently underwent a process to update its funding investment strategy.
This work began with an environmental scan done by Taylor Newberry Consulting to better understand the needs of youth in Waterloo Region and highlight where the Foundation might be best placed to make a difference.
We wanted to know what life is like for youth in Waterloo Region today. This research by Taylor Newberry Consulting involved speaking to many community stakeholders in the Region including hearing from youth.
They consulted several reports including:
Children and Youth Planning Table’s (CYPT’s) Focus on Youth (2018);
- Woolwich Community Health Centre’s Rural Youth and Young Adults Wellbeing Assessment Report;
- Wellbeing Waterloo Region Analysis of Qualitative Data;
Lutherwood’s Moving on Mental Health Progress Update Report; and
- Lutherwood’s Environmental Scan of Children and Youth Mental Health and Related Services in Waterloo Region.
In addition, the Foundation also reviewed and updated its granting and reporting processes with an eye toward supporting more learning and evaluation to enable greater impact in the community.