ABOUT US
VISION STATEMENT
A more comprehensive, accessible continuum of human services exists to support children, youth, families and communities in their healthy development.
MISSION STATEMENT
M.A.P.S. Alberta Capital Region facilitates processes with human service providers to identify and amass information for the purpose of creating maps and assisting with their use.
GOALS
  • Relationships among service providers/community groups will be enhanced.
  • Human service providers/funders will be able to plan more effectively.
  • Human service providers/funders will be able to measure change more effectively.
ORGANIZATIONAL VALUES
  • Inclusivity.
  • Community partnerships.
  • Cross sector collaboration.
  • Capacity building approaches.
  • Community ownership.
  • The knowledge and wisdom of community members.
  • Personal integrity and ethical practice.
STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS
  • Community Development.
  • Mapping, Analysis and Interpretation.
  • Knowledge Sharing.
ACTIVITIES
1. Community Development
  • Facilitation.
  • Identify and engage local area networks.
  • Identify and engage community members in the analysis, interpretation and presentation of data.
  • Education re: community mapping.
  • Assist local area networks in utilizing maps.
  • Linking local area networks.
2. Mapping
  • Gathering electronic data and human service information.
  • Build map library.
  • Identify and engage community members in the analysis, interpretation and presentation of data.
  • Use and increase GIS Skills.
  • Ensure integrity of data.
  • Create maps.
3. Analysis and Interpretation
  • Present maps to local area networks.
  • Assist local/regional area networks in interpreting maps.
  • Assist local/regional area networks in analyzing maps.
4. Knowledge Sharing
  • Education re: community mapping.
  • Prepare articles re: process and findings.
  • Present at conferences/meetings .
EXPECTED OUTCOMES
Short Term
  • Increased awareness of community mapping as a planning tool.
  • Community members have an increased understanding of strengths of, and challenges being faced by children in their community.
  • Human service providers have an increased knowledge of their community.
Mid Term
  • Relationships among partners are enhanced.
  • Service providers/participants’ ability to plan in partnership is enhanced.
  • Relationships among service providers/community groups are enhanced.
  • Service providers make more informed decisions.
  • Increased community mapping knowledge and expertise exists.
Long Term
  • Human services are delivered more effectively.
  • Increased community mapping knowledge and expertise exists.
  • A community mapping resource is available and accessible to community organizations and service providers.
  • Human service providers/community organizations are able to measure change more effectively.
ANNUAL REPORT
In 2012 M.A.P.S. created our first Annual Report and in 2013 we began publishing our Bi-Annual Evaluation Reports.

Our Annual Reports provide an overview of the accomplishments and endeavours we have achieved throughout the reporting year; while our Evaluation Reports summarize feedback from our partners on how well we are doing the work.

All of our Reports can be accessed below: