Headwaters Communities in Action (HCIA) is a citizens group that fosters leadership and action in support of a long-term vision of community well-being for the Headwaters Region (Dufferin County and Caledon, Ontario). We do this by helping to inform and engage citizens about issues affecting the well-being of our community. By hosting community conversations and encouraging people from different sectors and municipalities to work together, we help to coordinate effective responses to shared issues.
WHAT DO WE DO?
Since our inception in late 2004, HCIA has been a convenor of community conversations. We provide citizens with information about emerging issues and opportunities and also support the start-up of collaborative projects that enhance community well-being. Specifically, we fulfill our mandate by:
Facilitating Consensus in Headwaters’ communities around a shared vision for our well-being
Monitoring the status of our region in each of the five pillars of a healthy community: Healthy People; Dynamic Economy; Sustainable Environment; Vibrant Culture; and, Engaged Citizens
Engaging Citizens across sectors and municipalities to identify opportunities for collaborative action on issues or interests related to the well-being of the Headwaters region
Championing work already underway in our region to strengthen community well-being and facilitating connection between related organizations and events
Mobilizing citizens to take action on projects that improve community well-being and strengthening their capacity to successfully implement these projects
Organizing and Promoting opportunities for community education on topics that affect community well-being