Category Archives: BBBF/Best Start

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

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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Community evaluators comment about online work

Some comments I’ve received about the Brighter Futures Network and working online. simon “I need to balance my remarks in that I am finding the electronic venue interesting and stimulating and frustrating and challenging. Some of the great things that … Continue reading

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Note on online restructuring

TO:       All Better Beginnings Project Staff Steering Committees and Community Members FROM:   Site Supervisor/Coordinator RE:       BBNET/WEB The Better Beginnings, Better Futures Project is very complex with its multiple components.  The Model requires community members, service providers and Project staff to … Continue reading

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Report on system examination and training session

This summarizes my initial review of your information system and provides some suggestions for further development and training. The specifications as initially submitted have been met with the exception of minor items now in progress. The primary program administrative workstation is equipped … Continue reading

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