Spectrum’s Strategic Plan: 2021 to 2024
At Spectrum Society for Community Living we’ve worked hard this past year to protect the health and safety of our staff, the people we support and their families. The COVID-19 pandemic has altered how we work, communicate and deliver services, but it has not changed our vision or values. In fact, we believe that meaningful community engagement and social connections are more important than ever.
In September 2020, we began work on our 2021-2024 strategic plan. In partnership with an external consultant, we engaged over 100 of our stakeholders including the people we support, their families, our staff and leadership team, and several of our community partners. We are grateful to the many individuals who spoke candidly about what they believe Spectrum does well, and where they see opportunities for improvement.
The result of these many conversations is a strategic plan that we believe:
- Continues to enhance quality of life for the people we support through active engagement in community, and meaningful connection with family and friends.
- Embraces the principles of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in order to strengthen Spectrum’s teams and build mutual understanding with our diverse stakeholder groups.
- Safeguards Spectrum’s unique values, culture and contributions to the community living sector while helping us to identify and nurture future organizational leaders.
- Expands and maintains our community partnerships to promote continuous learning, collaboration and innovation.We are excited about the direction of the organization and the work ahead. We are proud that the very stakeholders we support have informed our plan’s goals, and that we have the guidance needed to move even closer to a time when all people feel included, heard and respected.