Shared Foundation for Practice Extended Version

The Shared Foundation for Practice Extended Version is now available online!

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The Shared Foundation for Practice focuses on four pillars for working together with children, youth and families in our community:

  • Informed
  • Wholistic
  • Connected
  • Child Youth and Family Centred.

The Shared Foundation for Practice document provides an overview of the pillars, general information and examples of how partners are using the Shared Foundation in their own practice.

As part of their work, the Shared Foundation for Practice Working Group collected a variety of resources to support members of the Children and Youth Planning Table with the Shared Foundation for Practice. This collection of resources is now available on our website! Using the four pillars, the Shared Foundation for Practice Extended Version provides resources that are:

  • Evidence informed research that fits within our current community and cultural contexts (Informed)
  • Approaches that work together to support and surround all aspects of a child or youth’s life (Wholistic)
  • Share resources, knowledge and expertise (Connected)
  • Place children, youth and families are the centre of our work (Child, Youth and Family Centred)

The Extended Version is now available on our website, under the Resources and Research Tab. Resources are organised by each of the four pillars, each linked to the Extended Version for that pillar.

A big thank you to the Shared Foundation for Practice Working Group and Extended Version Task Group members for all their hard work in creating the Shared Foundation for Practice Extended Version! An additional thank you to the Ideas Connect students for supporting this work.

If you have a resource that you feel would be a good addition to the Extended Version, please contact Alison Pearson (APearson@regionofwaterloo.ca).