Model & Resource Bundle

Connecting People & Community for Living Well

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The Connecting People and Community for Living Well Model

This model can be applied to guide the work of community teams. It includes five components that work in tandem to build and sustain wellbeing at both a provincial and local level.


Resource Bundle

This collection of resources to support community teams in advancing work and planning, implementing and evaluating local priorities and activities.

Competency Framework
At-a-glance overview of the core competencies (i.e., skills, knowledge and behaviors) needed to advance collaborative work in the community. Also available in French.

Core Principles
Within the model are 10 core principles that can help guide decision making at a local level.

Wellbeing Guide
A key resource for community teams, the Wellbeing Guide provides a systematic way to identify strengths, gaps, areas of focus, priorities, partners and supports to enhance wellbeing locally. It provides a process for community teams to get started and a rating tool to help focus activities. The Wellbeing Guide is intended to be used in combination with the Workplan.

Planning tool for community teams to define outcomes for the priorities identified, assign actions, track progress, identify challenges, estimate costs and funding sources, and facilitate ongoing communication and implementation of community-led initiatives. The Workplan is intended to be used in combination with the Wellbeing Guide.

Evaluation Resources
Information and links to evaluation tools, methods, and supports.

Evaluation Worksheet
Supports community teams in defining outcomes and developing evaluation questions and strategies. Developed by the AHS Health Systems Knowledge & Evaluation team.



How can I get started on this work in my community?

Interested organizations and/or individuals are encouraged to contact the provincial team ( for information on getting started. Beginning steps usually include:

  • Identifying a common goal
  • Identifying potential partners (new and existing) in your area
  • Identifying local strengths and areas of need

Who should I invite to be part of our community team?

Representation from multiple sectors is a key factor for success of community teams. This may be partners in social and health care sectors, local organizations and people with lived experience. Diversity brings a deep awareness of the community and local context. The provincial team can connect you with other community teams who have participated in this type of work, so you can learn from their experience.

Where can I get help with the Wellbeing Guide and Workplan?

The Wellbeing Guide and Workplan are one part of the Connecting People & Community model. The provincial team can help local teams incorporate the model into your local context. This includes facilitating the community team discussions to identify local priorities. This is done by supporting teams to complete the Wellbeing Guide and building your local Workplan. The provincial team can also connect you with members of other community teams who have participated in this work.

What can I expect from the provincial team?

The provincial team is here to support community teams in implementing the model within their local community context. This includes:

  • Support to facilitate local discussions
  • Making connections with subject experts, provincial and federal programs
  • Advocacy
  • Sharing information and resources to consider to advance your teams local efforts
  • Support in sharing local success stories to a broader audience