An ongoing role of CDC Quinte has been to engage with community members, people of lived experience, institutions, associations, businesses, and governments to foster relationship building and collaboration and address emerging local issues holistically. This work can include knowledge exchange through informal conversations, sitting on committees, bringing people together through workshops and roundtables, or developing and coordinating networks.
At its core, community outreach helps communities function better. It brings people and institutions together for the common good and can create an inspirational, ripple effect of change. When people and groups come together, the result of their impact becomes greater than anything possible alone or in silos. Outreach opens doors, welcomes new and possibly unforeseen partnerships, and helps to create community-wide lasting change.