The change collective

Comprised of representatives from 13 youth and family serving agencies in the Calgary area, the Change Collective has been meeting regularly since 2015. The Change Collective was initiated to address the gap between research that shows the effects of positive natural supports and healthy youth development, and the the practice of helping youth to identify, strengthen and extend their social networks.

The Change Collective also has a keen interest on supporting agencies and organizations to enhance the natural support networks of vulnerable youth, particularly older youth who are transitioning to adulthood.

The Change Collective’s final report is available below for download.

The process creates a supportive atmosphere and teaches youth to problem solve with not just their caseworker. It includes more people; teaching youth who to go to and how to get support with different things.
— Staff testimonial, McMan Calgary & Area