Strategy to Build Relationships and Partnerships with LGBTTTQQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transsexual/Two-Spirited/Queer/Questioning & Intersex) Communities, Centre for Addictions and Mental Health [no date].

This is a comprehensive example of a relationship-building strategy with a specific community, developed by the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health as an action planning document. The strategy details an implementation plan (including a specific CE strategy). The document presents a good example of how community engagement can be used specifically for the purposes of achieving an organizational strategy. It also contains detailed information about the particular issues and approaches necessary for working with this specialized population. The report not only outlines the CE process embedded in the strategy, but also identifies the CE process used to develop the strategy itself. The report is somewhat challenging to read due to the volume of background information, length, and unpolished layout, but is nevertheless a good example of how CE can be woven throughout an action-oriented strategy.

Topics: Capacity building, Comprehensive CE strategies, Determinants of health, Evaluation/effectiveness, Mental health, Planning – CE, Planning – health, Policy development, Principles, Research, Stakeholder selection, Substance use/addiction, Vulnerable/marginalized groups

Techniques & tools: Committee/working group, Dialogue, Focus group, Framework/model/template, Interview