Phase 1: Assessment of the situation
During this phase, the TQSOI’s goal is to understand the state of affairs in its community by directly involving individual citizens and the community in diagnostics of community needs. To accomplish this, the TQSOI collects information on the quality of life through the organisation of citizen’s forums and focus groups, which is combined with an analysis of surveys and statistical information. This phase allows to build a global portrait of the southern West Island.
Phase 2: Creation of a shared vision and prioritization of the citizens’ needs
The TQSOI helps build a shared vision for collective action in addressing some pressing priorities.
Phase 3: Identification of strategies and actions in order to achieve the established objectives
The TQSOI forms committees to address each of the priorities identified by members of the community. These committees include representatives from institutions, community organisations, municipalities, as well as citizens. The committees discuss and make decisions on the actions, strategies and exact steps that must be taken to make improvements in the specific dimension of the quality of life that they focus on. Consult our current social development action plan for more information.
Phase 4: Implementation
The implementation of the social development action plan described above takes place over the span of five years. In order to assure a successful implementation, each action goes through an assessment process to identify its feasibility, desirability and sustainability.
Phase 5: Evaluation
Although the evaluation of actions and strategies implemented by the TQSOI is an ongoing process, this final phase is a comprehensive evaluation of the social development action plan at the close of its five-year implementation.