“Leveraging the broadest and most diverse network of community stakeholders in Wood Buffalo, Social Prosperity has provided the platform for a comprehensive, multipronged response to pressing problems facing the region’s nonprofit sector.” Emmanuel (Manny) Makia, Social Planning Supervisor, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
Social Prosperity Wood Buffalo
Welcome to the Social Prosperity Wood Buffalo project website. This website contains a history of the SPWB project and includes reports, newsletters, promotional materials, resources and events. Learn about our journey of collective leadership and collaborative effort to bring about social change in Wood Buffalo.
Social Prosperity Wood Buffalo is a community-driven collaborative process to build and sustain innovation and social change in Wood Buffalo, Alberta.
Action Required: Take 30 minutes to complete the 2013 Capacity Assessment Survey!
Last year more than 100 social benefit (charitable/nonprofit) organizations participated in the survey which generated important information about the sector and helped organizations to assess their organization’s capacity for delivering responsive programs and services.
May 23 - Information session for the fall Accreditation Preparation workshops. If your organization is considering acquiring accreditation through Imagine Canada's Standards Program, please join us for lunch on May 23rd to learn more about this amazing resource. Register now!
May 23 - Heart of Wood Buffalo Leadership Awards. Tickets on sale now!
May 24 - Collaborating for Collective Impact. Building on ConvergenceYMM, this workshop presents information about collective impact and the development of a collective impact approach to solving complex social problems in Wood Buffalo.
Watch a short video on collective impact:
If you are looking for a quick overview of 2012 activities and our progress towards our shared vision to improve quality of life by building capacity in community benefit organizations, check out the Social Prosperity Wood Buffalo 2012 Dashboard Report
Convergence YMM: Follow the work of Convergence YMM, focused on addressing the nonprofit sector's role in the future development of Wood Buffalo www.convergenceymm.ca
Join the social prosperity movement! Make a commitment to improve quality of life in your community. Support community organizations with your gift of time, financial resources or engaged participation in programs and services.
Build organizational capacity. Use the resources in the Social Prosperity Toolkit