To begin, a Project Advisory Committee was created. This Committee provided guidance on the project and was composed of stakeholders from End Homelessness Winnipeg, community members, and the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness. The Committee shared valuable information on the context of Winnipeg, the history of coordinated access in Winnipeg, and the vision for a fully implemented coordinated access system.
We drafted a program logic model that outlined the vision, goals, target population, eligibility, inputs, activities, outputs, outcomes and guiding principles of a fully operational coordinated access system in Winnipeg.
Having a draft program logic model prepared, the next step involved verifying the logic model with members of the community. Five consultations took place with community members that reflected the diversity of Winnipeg. This included Indigenous people, older adults, women and gender-diverse communities, people with disabilities, young people, newcomers and refugees, and 2SLGBTQ+ individuals.