Category Archives: BBBF/Best Start/BFN

Better Beginnings, Better Futures and Best Start, Brighter Futures Network three intensive community research and policy planning projects that brought me to all parts of Ontario and back to places close to my heart.

Ginger Gibbons and Monica Sullivan – Community Advocates

Dear Monica and Ginger, I Wanted to let you know that the years we worked together at RPCIA remain among my fondest personal memories and achievements. The Regent Park we knew is changed to the point of not being recognizable. … Continue reading

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Reflections on policy, organizations and people during technological change

I’m still amazed how everyone at the then OPC gave us the motivation, space and patience to adapt and apply rapidly changing technology to growing a people network. Data and connections are now part of almost everything. In my view, … Continue reading

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Better Beginnings, Better Futures Position Paper

After 25 years, BBBF has published an impressive position paper  BBBF Position Paper-Nov2015final. My contribution to this long term research project was setting up communications, reporting and accounting systems in the original 12 community locations.  Eight of these continue to operate. … Continue reading

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Info dissemination feedback

A few years ago I helped a FIS student with her thesis on information dissemination. She finished and gave me this feedback. “…I did complete my thesis and I have attached a pdf copy for you. It is available on … Continue reading

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Information dissemination reading list request

The request: Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2002 5:02 PM My name is Darla Fraser, we spoke briefly after your lecture at FIS to the “Introduction to Information Technology” Course last Wednesday. … Professionally I am employed as a Data Analysis … Continue reading

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Summary of my major projects

Systems for non-profit organizations and initiatives Better Beginnings Better Futures ·       Management, program participation, and accounting system design and integration to align with research objectives. ·       Province wide communications and collaboration network. Canadian Auto Workers ·       Union membership support and … Continue reading

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Network support ending

Each of you is responsible for a community based communication network. During the past five years there has been a tremendous increase in online communication. Your projects have helped provide working proof of its use across large geographies and within … Continue reading

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Program Participation and Community Project Management

A FileMaker Pro application designed for community reporting, planning, accountability and research Programs, participants, committees, contacts, organizations Application Overview Community initiatives respond quickly to changing local needs. At the same time, they report to a variety of stakeholders. Local community … Continue reading

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Compendium of community based prevention initiatives

Innovative prevention programs from across Canada. Includes descriptions of OPC Community Networks. Available from https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/lbrr/archives/hv%207431%20c675%201996-eng.pdf

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BFN pilot project outcomes

Over-all, 11 community projects in Alberta and 11 in Ontario were given access to a computer communications network as a result of this project. In Ontario, some additional funds were made available by the region to provide modems and software … Continue reading

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