The Tomorrow project, in the long-term, will empower the social profit sector to write its own narrative and define its own path – a path that has the citizens of our great region at the centre. Together with the sector we commit to defining measurable outcomes for and with the social profits sector that enable us to measure (and show) our vast collective impact in the regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.
In late 2020, FuseSocial commissioned a research study Profiling the Non-Profit Sector in the Wood Buffalo Region in an attempt to eliminate the knowledge gap and to create an up-to-date profile of the social-profit sector in the Wood Buffalo Region. This research was the first step in what FuseSocial had termed The Tomorrow Project: Reimagining the Wood Buffalo Social Profit Sector.
By June of 2021, FuseSocial had collected the primary and secondary data necessary to create a sector profile. This data will be shared and released at the inaugural Sector Summit on September 21.
Following the conclusion of the study, we realized that a richer dialogue was necessary to truly recount the current state of the Wood Buffalo Social Profit Sector and collectively create a narrative for its future.
Enter the Wood Buffalo Community Foundation and United Way Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo, collectively with FuseSocial referred to asThe Collaboration.
In early Summer 2021, The Collaboration came together to engage Overlap and Associates in a phased approach to engage discourse via a series of one-on-one interviews with sector stakeholders, a summary report – of which will be shared for the first time at our sector summit, and a series of sub-sector conversations. Our objective is to convene a diverse group of stakeholders from organizations in the Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo social profit community to explore social issues and build a vision of the future based on common values and narratives.
Wood Buffalo Social Profit Summit – 3 Hour Abridged
Our November 1st summit will bring together stakeholders to collaborate and ideate on the future of collaboration for the social profit sector in the region of Wood Buffalo. This session is an abridged, high-level version of the 2-day in-person summit. The purpose of this session is to understand identify participant obstacles, explore sector outcomes and encourage collaborations with other stakeholders in the region.