How do you build a “stonger” community?
Here is our logic and philosophy.
What is a community?
A community is a collection of individual people and when brought together, they form something bigger than themselves.
Thinking Individual (human-centred design): From Flow’s perspective, the answer to the question of how to build a stronger community is done in part by trying to create an environment in which individual people can access programs, services, products and people they need to in order to better themselves (whatever that looks like for each person). In turn, when those people bring themselves to the collective, the collective gets stronger. This idea is not just for people in need or in crisis, this is true for all of us.
Thinking Whole (systems thinking): A stronger community is also built in part by zooming out and looking at the environment in its totality. What are the strengths of the community? Where are there opportunities for improvement? Where are there opportunities for new collaborations and partnerships that can be built? Flow looks at the bigger picture of how all the mechanisms in our social landscape interplay and identifies new collaborative relationships that reduce overlap and improve coordination, so the community can serve people better.