Community Impact Project
The Apprentice Circle program was created to help past participants harness the collective power of the Leadership 2020 community in order to further their learning and apply it to their practice in a way that serves the needs of their local community.
Apprentice Circle participants will work with their agencies and their communities to explore service needs and identify meaningful social change initiatives—what we’re calling Community Impact Projects.
Participants will form project teams and develop initiatives that align with the vision, mission, and strategic priorities of their sponsor organizations and serve a need in their community.
Teams will be supported and coached by the Leadership 2020 hosting team to help them tap into diverse ways of knowing—including Indigenous ways of knowing—and explore inclusive approaches social research, community engagement, human-centred design, social innovation, prototyping, change leadership, and developmental evaluation.
Community Impact Projects could include things like:
- Coordinating services for high-risk youth living in small or remote communities with limited access to services
- Recruiting, preparing, and retaining workers that better reflect client demographics
- Enhancing cultural agility and fostering cultural safety in service delivery
- Enacting community-based initiatives from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action
- Designing healthy transitions for youth leaving care or programs for children and youth with special needs
- Generating new trauma-informed approaches for refugee families with young children
Project Teams will also have access to individualized support and insight from a team of experienced and passionate coaches and community development leaders.