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Worksheet 2

Developing A Sector Map for Your Community

Ways to Use this Worksheet

  • Use it as a prompt to help you identify the people and organizations that are part of the community.
  • Use it to help you document who you know (network of contacts) in the community.
  • Use it throughout the phases of community work to record how your network of contacts evolves and to gage the representativeness of participation in community initiatives.

Each community has a unique combination of people and organizations which help define its character and are potential resources. The diagram below provides examples of sectors you should explore by examining demographic information, walking around the area (if there is a specific geographic component to the community) and talking to people.

 

Health Care
Schools
Library
Justice
Parks and Recreation
Social Services
Other government
departments/agencies
Public Sector

Banks and Credit Unions
Retail
Services
Manufacturing
Private Sector

Children and Youth
Seniors
Parents, families
Aboriginal People
People of Different
Ethno-Cultural Backgrounds
People of Different Socio-Economic Levels
Persons with Disabilities
People

Community

Associations

Religious Institutions Cultural Organizations
Mutual Support (Self-Help) Groups)
Youth Groups
Services Clubs
Sports Leagues
Community Associations
Civic events

Funders

Foundations
United Way
Government Departments
Service Clubs
Private Donors

Non-Profit Agencies

Child care and child development
Crisis Intervention/counselling
Prevention
Education
Emergency food/clothing/shelter
Health
Information and referral
Seniors support Services
Immigrant Serving
Family Support

Adapted from Kretzmann and McKnight, 1993