Strategic Plan


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Mission Statement

  • To provide programs, services, and opportunities for adults with intellectual disabilities to allow them to reach their fullest potential as a member of our community.

Vision

  • Our community is inclusive, respectful and supportive of all people.

Beliefs and Values

  • Diversity will be reflected in all aspects of our work.
  • We support partnerships in the community.
  • All our stakeholders are treated with respect and integrity.
  • We believe in teamwork and empowering those we serve.
  • We provide a safe and supportive environment.

Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats

Strength

  • Fundraising strategies
  • Partnerships and community
  • Experience, longevity, facility and leadership
  • Communication, government support and dedication
  • Existing Board and its flexibility
  • Visibility and respect in the community
  • Employment opportunities and quality of life for our clients
  • Client, staff and volunteers
  • Professional development
  • Networking with Directions Council for Vocational Services Society and its member agencies

Weaknesses

  • Fundraising strategies
  • Partnerships and community
  • Experience, longevity, facility and leadership
  • Communication, government support and dedication
  • Existing Board and its flexibility
  • Visibility and respect in the community
  • Employment opportunities and quality of life for our clients
  • Client, staff and volunteers
  • Professional development
  • Networking with Directions Council for Vocational Services Society and its member agencies

Opportunites

  • Website development, social media and pre-retirement services for clients
  • Online auction, luncheons, fashion shows and bottle recycling
  • United Way, 100 Women Who Care, Scotia Bank Corporate sponsorship
  • Wellness grant and other grants
  • More outings for the clients and more inclusion in the community to help develop their future strengths
  • The expansion of the store, community gardening and lawn care (mowing)
  • Additional volunteers for music, art and recreation for the clients
  • Volunteer appreciation tea
  • Post cards to acknowledge donations and the creation of a data base of supporters
  • Possible development of new entrepreneurial opportunities

Threats

  • Decrease in funding and closure of local businesses
  • Difficulty in finding paid and/or permanent employment for clients in the community
  • Lack of money to meet our aspirations
  • Possible liability concerns
  • Decrease in clothing donations
  • Decrease in businesses using the laundry

Community Integration

Clients are integrated in the Community

We aspire to integrate our clients into the Community as much as possible as well as bring the community into the Bridge Adult Service Centre


Objectives
  1. Seek strategic partnerships in the community to support the BASC and client growth and development
  2. Identify clients and develop customized strategies to optimize their success integrating into the community
  3. Involve the community in fundraising events and volunteer work with the Bridge Adult Service Centre (BASC) throughout the year
  4. Provide information to clients regarding community events

We will know we are there when...
  1. The number of clients volunteering/working in the community is maintained or expanded.
  2. The community participates in three fundraising events a year.
  3. Volunteer presentations 5 times a year. (Art, crafts and music.)
  4. Two more strategic partnerships are established with community organizations

Clients First

Client are at the core of everything we do

We aspire to ensure that everything we do is based on the best interest of our clients - supporting them to achieve their fullest potential


Objectives
  1. Offer to rotate clients through Departments in the building to optimize client experience to achieve their fullest potential
  2. Develop Individual Program Plans (IPP) for all clients to support personal growth and development
  3. Reduce client wait list using space freed up by clients spending more time in the community
  4. Expand our building and programs to accommodate people with intellectual disabilities
  5. Advocate for people with disabilities between the ages of 18-21
  6. Create and implement a client policy manual

We will know we are there when...
  1. Individualized daily schedules developed for 75% of clients in year one
  2. Individual Program Plans developed for all clients in year one
  3. Pre-retirement services are in place for clients
  4. Client Policy Manual in use
  5. Client wait list reduced by 10% in year one
  6. Plans are in place for building and program expansions
  7. Connect clients to outside services

Value of Money

Resources are used in the most efficient and effective manner to deliver high quality services

We aspire to ensure the highest quality of services for our clients while ensuring a positive financial climate


Objectives
  1. Ensure financial sustainability by: - adhering to financial controls and accountabilities - accessing external funding where possible
  2. Create a positive workplace for staff, with ongoing feedback, open communication and opportunities for learning and growth
  3. Develop a long term Capital Plan with annual strategies to address: - Optimizing space - Exploring potential expansion - Plans in place for replacement of equipment and furniture - Building safety and emergency measures
  4. Develop and implement Standards from Directions Council

We will know we are there when...
  1. Actual expenditures are within budget
  2. Annual fundraising goals met
  3. Capital Plan is developed by 2019
  4. Room dividers are installed
  5. Succession Planning and talent management strategies are in place
  6. We have 1 corporate sponsor
  7. At least 3 new storage areas are developed within the building
  8. Standards from Directions Council are implemented