When: Friday, Feb 01 | 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm

Location: ICTC Ballroom B

Days: Friday. Event Types: Session. Sectors: Public Libraries. Subjects: Community Led, Health, and Partnerships.


When local Early Development Instrument (EDI) data showed high vulnerability and low school readiness in several nearby neighbourhoods, the Pickering Public Library joined forces with local partners to tackle the issue head on.

In this session you will learn about EDI and what it means to measure school readiness.

You will also learn how a multi-stakeholder Coalition was formed and what actions were taken, that have resulted in significant improvement of local engagement and EDI scores over a 3 year span, including a community consultation process that yielded very valuable resident feedback.

Attendees will gain insight into partnership building, troubleshooting collaboration barriers, community consultations, a role libraries can play in supporting social services, and how to evaluate and succession plan your involvement in coalitions.