If the last two years have taught us anything, it is the absolute need to leverage influence and data to enhance and accelerate all systems to be responsive to the needs of community. Medicine Hat is known for innovative approaches within the social sector, however without partnerships and infrastructure within respective systems, progress is stagnant. If consistent accountability, engagement and adequate funding are absent in any of the systems that work in coordination with the homeless-serving system, the benefits, although present, will be limited.
The issues facing communities like Medicine Hat are not unlike those in other parts of the province. How Medicine Hat approaches the issues separates our community from others. Medicine Hat’s success is not by chance. It is a planned, well thought out execution of concepts, ideas, expectations. Methodical and strategic from the onset while remaining adaptive to the changing need.
The 2022-2023 Service Delivery Plan lays the framework for the homeless-serving system of care in Medicine Hat.