PLAY LOOKS LIKE. PLAY SOUNDS LIKE. PLAY FEELS LIKE.
Collective Impact has been lauded as a way to demonstrate how many organizations focused on common outcomes can make big differences. In 2017 the City of Calgary and 36 organizations came together to create a play charter.
Calgary’s Play Charter is intended to be a unifying document outlining why we believe play is important and how, in working
together, we can create a community that supports and encourages comprehensive play opportunities for all Calgary children.
One year after the signing of the charter a report was released that shared what the impact of that collective work was. (Click here for the complete report.)
The charter identified 7 high leverage focus areas and the following are key highlights of this work:
- 8 organizations initiated play marketing and communication projects reaching 48,715 people
- 11 organizations formed 51 new partnerships specifically focused on play initiatives
- 8 organizations opened 27 new spaces that incorporated features inviting people to play more creatively
- 6 organizations created 10 new policies to facilitate play
- 12 organizations integrated play into 200 programs that impacted over 230,600 participants
The charter was recently re-signed by over 40 organizations and summary report cards will be issued annually. For more information please contact Sarah Papineau ([email protected])