What is Collective Impact?
Collective Impact is a way for large, diverse groups of stakeholders to come together to tackle large, complicated problems. The Ontario Trillium Foundation funds such work through its Collective Impact Grants (click on the Trillium logo to view a brief overview video).
The goal of the Ottawa Energy Collective Impact process is to see GHG emissions from buildings in Ottawa reduced by 80% below 2012 levels by 2050. This ambitious goal supports the City of Ottawa’s overall GHG reduction targets and Energy Evolution process, focuses on retrofitting existing buildings as well as improving new builds and building codes, and engages a wide array of stakeholders from residents to trades to leaders and investors.
We are currently nearing the end of Phase 2, which has involved building a leadership team and refining the Theory of Change drafted in Phase 1 to allow for concrete action to be taken. The final event in Phase 2 is the June 5th Strategy Summit which will take place at Jean Pigott Place in Ottawa City Hall. Click here for more information about this event.
Previous milestones in Phase 2 include a Social Finance Design Lab co-hosted with Carleton University to explore community financing options and opportunities to fund the needed work, and a Green Building Summit that was part of Ottawa’s Climate Action Week in Feb 2019. Click on the links for more details about these events.
How is Sustainable Eastern Ontario Involved?
Phase 1 is Now Complete!
Phase 1 of the Collective Impact process involved focusing on a specific problem and working with a large, multi-stakeholder group to develop a Theory of Change to address this problem. All documents, including final reports, Theory of Change document, and stakeholder engagement map have been submitted to the Ontario Trillium Foundation. We are currently in Phase 2.
Phase 1 Outcome: