Strategic Vision, 2015-2018

Street Health’s strategy reflects our commitment to building a healthy organization delivering critical care—as long as is necessary. These goals build on a rich history of accomplishments in helping homeless and under-housed people in downtown Toronto.

The Board and Staff embarked on an ambitious process in 2014/15 to develop a new three-year Strategic Plan for the organization. Through an inclusive and participatory strategic planning process, Board and Staff worked together to identify our priorities. We gathered feedback from 22 Staff, 11 Board Members, 10 Key Stakeholders and incorporated the voice of clients using the feedback we obtained through our 2014 client satisfaction survey.

The strategic directions and priorities we reached include:

  • Strengthening Street Health’s unique programs and services
  • Engaging effectively in advocacy
  • Facilitating meaningful community representation

In order for us to achieve these goals we need to ensure that we

  • Secure sustainable funding for current and future programs
  • Develop staff and board capacity to execute on this plan
  • Partner where possible to achieve goals

Over the next year 2015/16 we have set some ambitious targets to start working towards achieving these goals.

  • Update Street Health Vision, Mission and Value
  • Broaden accessibility, scope and reach of programs and services to be responsive to client and community needs
  • Evaluate Peer Program
  • Develop and implement a three-year Advocacy Strategy for Street Health to include Board Members and Staff
  • Build organizational membership and determine new ways to engage all levels of community diversity
  • Secure sustainable funding for current and future programs
  • Complete a 30th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign
  • Enhance, through education and support, staff capacity to provide integrated and culturally competent services within Street Health and Board and staff capacity for Advocacy based on the approved three year Advocacy Strategy
  • Explore new partnerships to leverage new opportunities


SH Staff 2016