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United Way 2007 Community Builder Award for NCLB


EPIC Award 2007


Steps in Implmenting Various Phases of NCLB



Organizing the Steering Committee

Step 1:         Meeting stakeholders for gaining commitment

Step 2:         Creating a core group for providing leadership

"I have had the pleasure to see first hand the impact the No Community Left Behind Project has made to this community. It has made an enormous impact on making a stronger community. The community neighbours are now taking back their neighbourhood. They are responding to issues. They are addressing issues. And most importantly they are discussing issues…Another area of success is how all the partners come together to support this initiative. Through the key partnerships, they are addressing problems in all areas, specifically mobilizing the parents. .. Partnerships and community mobilization has made this project a success."

— Sylvie Manser,
Direct, Banff Community House 


Step 3:         Ensuring stakeholders’ commitment

Step 4:         Developing ToRs and determining the roles and responsibilities

Step 5:         Developing the decision making processes

Step 6:         Creating an organizational structure for implementation

Neighborhood Assessment

Step 1:         Assembling the assessment team

Step 2:         Identifying sources and type of information

Step 3:         Conducting community safety survey and

Step 4:         Developing a crime and asset inventory

Step 5:         Identifying resources and areas for intervention

Step 6:         Resources inventory

Planning No Community Left Behind initiative

Step 1:         Putting together a planning team with representation from all stakeholders

Step 2:         Identifying resources for planning

Step 3:         Preparing to plan

Step 4:         Moving from community needs to critical priorities

Step 5:         Linking critical priorities to goals and objectives

Step 6:         Developing the implementation plan

Step 7:         Designing a planning format for the local strategy

Step 8:         Sharing the final action plan with steering committee for approval 

Implementation Process

Step 1:         Establishing an organizational structure

Step 2:         Developing subcommittees’ action plan where needed

Step 4:         Establishing a consistent procedure staff and volunteers

Step 5:         Developing a process for steering committee and subcommittee meetings

Step 6:         Developing a process for team building

Step 7:         Providing training and technical assistance to staff and community members

Community Mobilization

Step 1:         Identifying activities that will mobilize the community.

Step 2:         Securing residents’ commitment and involvement

Step 3:         Encouraging community members to help provide community focus

Step 4:         Building community networks

Step 5:         Creating resident-led leadership structures

Step 6:         Leveraging internal and external resources

Step 7:         Creating additional communication vehicles between the community and the police and other partners at different levels of age groups such as Youth and parents.

Law Enforcement

Step1:          Establishing strong relationship with the police services and ensure their full commitment and participation.

Step 2:         Reviewing the needs assessment to identify law enforcement issues of greatest priority

Step 3:         Establishing law enforcement goals, objectives and tasks after a proper community safety audit by the police services

Step 4:         Establishing communication channels between the community and police services for trust building.

Step 5:         Developing an implementation plan for the law enforcement strategy

Community Policing

Step 1:         Creating a community policing-neighborhood partnership as one of the ultimate objectives.

Step 2:         Taking time to determining neighborhood characteristics before going into establishing neighborhood watches

Step 3:         Developing an information and communication network before formally launching neighborhood watch.

Step 4:         Assessing community fear and develop ways to address the fear that restrict community from participation in community policing.

Step 5:         Developing an Implementation Plan

Step 6:         Collaborating on Problem Solving

Step 7:         Monitoring and Assessing Success

Prevention and Empowerment

Step 1:         Establishing a prevention, intervention and empowerment subcommittee of the steering committee to look into the empowerment needs.

Step 2:         Reviewing the needs assessment and develop an action plan

Step 3:         Developing plans for undertaking preventive activities for youth.

Neighborhood Restoration

Step 1:         Creating a subcommittee for neighborhood restoration

Step 2:         Revisiting the needs assessment conducted for the neighborhood

Step 3:         Formulating goals and objectives to be accomplished

Step 4:         Developing activities to achieve goals and objectives

Step 5:         Securing approval from the steering committee

Step 6:         Adjusting the goals, objectives or activities

Step 7:         Evaluating the neighborhood restoration plan


Step 1:         Determining as to how the project will be evaluated

Step 2:         Determining source/method to be used for gathering information

Step 3:         Setting objectives for evaluation

Step 4:         Identifying outcomes, indicators, source of information, tools and frequency of information collection.


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