Under the leadership of the Board of Directors, Radius Child and Youth Services initiated a strategic planning process to enhance the capacity of the organization to achieve our mission. Youth, employees, contracted consultants, community partner organizations and funders were invited to participate in the process and provided their valuable feedback.
The strategic direction for the future of Radius Child and Youth Services focus on five goals, outlined below:
We will be recognized as a Centre of Excellence for our ‘whole family’ counselling and prevention approach to children, youth and families impacted by interpersonal violence and neglect. We will accomplish this through strategic partnerships, focused innovation, and our client-centered mindset.
Strategic Goal One
A HAPPY, HEALTHY, AND COHESIVE TEAM.
- Balance staff well-being and organizational goals.
- A compassionate, caring staff and leadership team.
- An engaged staff group who are retained by the organization.
- A formalized succession planning/career mapping process is implemented.
- A compensation and benefit package that supports the attraction and ongoing retention of staff.
Strategic Goal Two
INCREASED ACCESS TO TIMELY, EFFICIENT, SAFE, AND INCLUSIVE SERVICES.
- Continual evaluation and streamlining of internal processes to better meet the increasing demands for services.
- Holistic family care with transitional-aged youth treatment capability.
- Reduce time between services (i.e. from assessment to treatment) as measured by the Quality Team once metrics have been finalized.
- Implementation of a new Client Information System to allow for easier/less time-consuming data entry/tracking for staff and access to better, more robust data and reports.
Strategic Goal Three
A SUSTAINABLE REVENUE AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MODEL.
- Initiate opportunities leading to $6 million or more in revenues within the timeframe of this plan.
- Be the trainer of choice for other service providers in Radius areas of expertise.
- Implement a Radius Training Institute Learning Management System (LMS) to allow for easy access to training and consultation services.
- Identify and consider new service delivery models that can support those clients requiring services (i.e., emotion focused and trauma informed parenting group).
- Continue with a sustainable Youth Dating Violence (YDV) program following the expiry of federal funding.
Strategic Goal Four
TO BE RECOGNIZED EXTERNALLY AS A CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN WORKING WITH CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES IMPACTED BY INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE AND NEGLECT.*
- Be a leader in assessment and treatment services for children, youth, and families who have experienced abuse, children with concerning sexual behaviours, youth who have sexually harmed, and youth who have been involved in dating violence.
- Grow scale and internal capacity to substantially increase clients directly served.
- Expand training/consulting reach throughout Ontario and Canada.
- Maintain and build our research capability through our existing relationship with Nipissing University and one other.
- Establish Radius as a thought leader within the industry.
*Achieving this goal is highly dependent on accomplishing priorities 1 and 5 in goal three.
Strategic Goal Five
ANTI-RACIST AND ANTI-OPPRESSIVE (ARAO) PRACTICES ARE INTERWOVEN WITHIN THE FABRIC OF OUR SERVICES AND RELATIONSHIPS.
- Integrate ARAO principles into all policies and practices.
- Continual evaluation, improvement and delivery of training related to ARAO practices.
- Services and spaces composition that better reflects the communities we serve.
- Identification and removal of systemic barriers to access to services.
- Board/staff better reflect community profile by 2025 through targeting recruitment practices.
- Increase outreach and support to Indigenous communities by obtaining grants or special project funding, in the spirit of knowledge exchange, where evidence-based clinical practices and Indigenous ways of knowing and healing are shared in balance.