The Canadian Mental Health Association, Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge Branch (CMHA HKPR) has completed a process to establish a strategic plan identifying future agency priorities and directions for the period 2013-2016. The strategic plan for the newly formed organization was developed with extensive stakeholder involvement.
Twelve high-level goals emerged from the process, relating to three strategic themes of service enhancement, collaborative leadership and organizational development.
Enhancing Our Services
1.1 Enhance the availability and accessibility of services throughout the four counties in partnership with others
1.2 Develop and deliver mental health workplace programming
1.3 Incorporate continuous quality improvement in all service delivery
1.4 Promote client safety, health and wellness
On completion of the service goals CMHA HKPR will have maintained excellence in service delivery while expanding services to address identified community needs.
Being a Collaborative Leader
2.1 Raise the profile of CMHA and increase awareness of mental health in the larger community
2.2 Collaborate with others to ensure clients have access to a coordinated and seamless system of services and supports by building on current partnerships and creating new ones
2.3 Support local, provincial and national advocacy, decision making and best practices for mental health services
On completion of the leadership goals CMHA HKPR will be recognized as a Centre of Excellence for community-based mental health services.
Developing Our Organization
3.1 Maintain a positive workplace culture
3.2 Maximize governance and managerial effectiveness
3.3 Leverage technology in operations and service delivery
3.4 Continually seek operational efficiencies internally and through cost sharing arrangements with other agencies
3.5 Grow the resource base of the organization
On completion of the organizational development goals CMHA HKPR will be an employer of choice, fostering a positive workplace culture that embraces efficiency and accountability built on a foundation of sustainable resources.
A high-level preliminary implementation plan is attached as a sample illustrating the types of actions necessary to achieve the goals. A more detailed implementation plan will be developed by staff and linked to the budget and operational plans of the agency.