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Steps to Build
Community Driven Projects
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Physical Activity
Guidelines
for Spinal Cord
Injury
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
affects an estimated of
86,000 individuals living in
Canada and the numbers
of SCI cases are projected
to increase over the next
two decades affecting an
estimated 121,000 people
by 2030.
Physical Activity
Guidelines
for Spinal Cord
Injury
Healthy individuals with
SCI to improve fitness
should participate in at
least
20 minutes of moderate to
vigorous Aerobic activity
2 times per week,
as well as Strength training
twice a week.
Physical Activity
Guidelines
for Spinal Cord
Injury
Some aerobic activities
that are appropriate for
people with SCI are
cycling,
body
weight
supported,
treadmill
walking or water exercise.
Physical Activity
Guidelines
for Spinal Cord
Injury
Strength training exercises
using weights or elastic
resistance bands will help
get the heart rate up,
improve
health
and
prevent muscle atrophy.
An opportunity to get our People to
work together and get our communities
healthier and happier.
Definition
Community driven
development (CDD) is a
development initiative
that provides control of
the development process,
resources and decision
making authority directly
to community groups.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communitydriven_development
The underlying assumption of CDD projects
are that communities are the best judges
of how their lives and livelihoods can be
improved and, if provided with adequate
resources and information, they can
organize themselves to provide for their
immediate and long-term needs.
Moreover, CDD programs are motivated
by their trust in people (Naidoo and Finn,
2001) and it advocates people changing
their own environment as a powerful force
for development.
By treating people as assets and partners in
the development process, previous studies
have shown that CDD is responsive to local
demands, inclusive, and more costeffective compared to centrally-led NonGovernmental Organization (NGO)-based
programs.
CDD can also be supported by
strengthening and financing community
groups, facilitating community access to
information, and promoting an enabling
environment
through
policy
and
institutional reform (Dongier, 2002).
CDD projects work by providing
communities with fund
searching/generating opportunities during
which they develop crucial skills.
Once funding for development is secured
the Community needs to decide how best to spend
the money, promoting both decision-making skills
as well as accountability.
Lastly, the community
plans and builds the project and
takes responsibility for monitoring its
progress.
So not only do they create what is needed, they
are also developing a community skillset that can
be applied to any other community need.
Which in the long run will ensure
sustainability and continual growth.
The community
action model
The community action
model
is
a
5-step,
community-driven model
designed
to
build
communities’ capacity to
address health disparities
through mobilization.
Fundamental to the model is a critical
analysis identifying the underlying social,
economic, and environmental forces that
create health and social inequities in a
community.
Promoting environmental
change by moving away
from projects that focus
solely
on
changing
individual lifestyles and
behaviors to mobilizing
community members and
governing bodies.
Goals of the model
We do this to eliminate characteristics of
the community that promote economic,
social, and environmental inequalities.
Assisting
people
in
acquiring the skills needed
to do it themselves.
The community action
model
provides
a
framework for community
members to acquire the
skills and resources they
need
to
assess
and
improve the community’s
health.
Goals of the model
Culturally speaking, community health will
include the four aspects of the Medicine
Wheel:
Mental, Physical, Emotional and Spiritual
Step 1
Identify the issue
Choose an area of focus
Community diagnosis(“action research”) is
essential to determine the root causes of a
community issue and outline the resources
necessary to overcome it.
This helps us focus our energy in the right
area to create the necessary community
change we are looking to accomplish.
Complete a
community/organizati
on assessment to
determine:
Step 2
What resources already
exist ?
Who the key contributors
will be ?
What exactly is missing ?
This is a crucial step as
no solution to dismantle inequalities
can be reached without
the full involvement and
leadership of the communities
most affected.
Step 3
Analyze results and
begin gathering your
Project Leaders &
Partners
Explore all of the different
solutions that can be
applied.
The Community Action Plans (CAPs) are a
planning document specific for each
community.
The community members decide:
which projects are relevant to their
development needs, prioritize those
projects.
and finally quantified the resources
needed distinguishing between outsiders’
resources (the Government funds/other
donors funds) and resources community
can provide by themselves (or, using the
donor point of view, this is called “the
community contribution”).
• Goals & timelines
• Project governance / decision making
process
• Roles and responsibilities
• Budget
• Risk Management
• Conflict resolution plan
• Sustainability plan
Policy development is key to project
success.
It helps us to be more efficient in our
actions;
and it helps us implement an
environmental change action as well as
activities intended to support them.
Step 4
Implement your action
plan.
Evaluate progress.
Adjust and modify as
needed.
During the mobilization phase, communities
can elect a Community Development
Committee (CDC) composed of 9-11
members.
The CDC is effectively the recipient of the
external/internal funds and is responsible
on behalf of the community, of the field
implementation, everyday supervision, and
management decisions.
Evaluate success
Step 5
Maintain project.
Ensure sustainability or
build another level of
project function.
Community Driven
Development is an
approach that
acknowledges the
concept of diversity in the
views, interests and
perceptions of each actor
involved in the project.
Benefits
The community drives the project towards
their perceived development goals.
This allows their decision makers (the CDC)
to take well- informed management
decisions during project implementation
and planning of future interventions.
Further on, monitoring results is, for the
Community Development Committee, a
mean of accountability towards the
extended community and their donors.
A major challenge in the CDD approach,
especially if implemented in communities
that never went through participatory
development before, is to transfer the
necessary skills and capacities, first to the
facilitators and then from them to those
member of the community (Like the CDC)
that actively manage financial resources
for project implementation.
enhancing community
accountability
Community Driven
Projects are great
opportunities for
enhancing community
accountability by:
1)Building financial
accountability: to
maintain a correct
bookkeeping, procedures
and key performance
indicators to be collected
in order to monitor this
process .
2)
Promote
external
and
internal
accountability:
through
participatory
indicators agreed with the community to
monitor if what the project is producing the
expected results in the short, medium and
long run.
Every member can learn
from participating in a
community
driven
project. From the Elders to
the Youth it is an
opportunity to get the
People working together
towards
a
common
positive goal.
This not only helps the community as a whole,
it helps individuals grow and feel proud
of their accomplishments.
Which in turn nurtures
pride and builds
confidence.
Something that
Aboriginal People
need to regain after
years of oppression.
Community Driven Projects
bring us back to how things
used to be pre-contact.
A time where every member
of the community
was expected to contribute
for the good of their Nation.
Many of the Elders have said that we need
to breathe the Old Teachings back to life to
regain Balance in the Medicine Wheel.
Getting our communities to work together
is a perfect opportunity to do just that.
Wishing you success
in your endeavors.
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