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Worksheet 9

Developing A Written Report

Ways to Use this Worksheet

  • Use it as an outline for a written report for the community assessment.
  • Use it as an outline for presentations.
  1. Executive Summary including Community Priorities
  2. Purpose of the Community Assessment
    • Why the community assessment was done.
    • Community Assessment Goals and objectives

    • Background
      • How the community is defined
      • General description of the community's history
      • Location, geography/physical characteristics (if applicable)
      • Summary of socio-demographic information
      • How the assessment came about
      • Who was involved
        Planning Group
        other community participation

      • Description of the Community Assessment Process
        • Types of information gathered
          Statistical Profile
          Community Perspectives
          Community Resources
        • Methodologies/techniques used to collect the information
        • Process for setting community priorities

        • Findings and Analysis
          • Statistical Profile
            Use tables, charts, graphs, maps
          • Community Perspectives
            Highlight common themes and supplement with key quotes from participants
          • Community Resources
            Highlight the breadth of services and supports available, where gaps, duplication exists
            Include list of community resources by target group, function (possibly an appendix)
          • Core Issues
            Synthesizing all the findings to develop a coherent picture of the community
            Summarizing core issues

        • Community Priorities
          • Discuss the community's key priorities

        Adapted from Edmonton Social Planning Council, 1988