In 2016, the Board of Directors initiated a strategic planning process to set the organizational direction for the coming five years. The process engaged over 200 people, including staff, volunteers, community members, businesses, government and community organizations, following the principles of appreciative inquiry, focusing on the strengths and assets of Sunshine Coast Community Services and our community to create our vision of an engaged, healthy and thriving Coast.
In 2022, we developed a new Strategic Plan that builds on our capacity to build an engaged, healthy and thriving Coast. Our Board Directors, staff from all programs and external voices offered suggestions and innovative ideas on how to build on the impact we’ve had in supporting our community’s most vulnerable.
These voices emphasized the resilience demonstrated by our people during the pandemic and the shifting environment as we emerge from the more visible aspects of Covid. Housing, food security, mental health, inflation and labour shortages are just a few of the challenges we face. While the 2023-26 Strategic Plan does not purport to solve all of these, it does provide a strong roadmap and focus for our efforts and investments, building clearly on the preceding plans and actions already in place.