Strategic Plan for 2017-2022

Preamble
The new Strategic Plan sets out a clear vision for McLaren Housing Society, and identifies actions needed to turn the vision into reality. The Strategic Plan will be both a map and compass for our organization, guiding our priorities and allocation of resources. It is a “living document;” the Board of Directors will re-visit the plan annually and make any adjustments required by changing circumstances.

Vision
A healthy, responsive and inclusive community for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Mission
To provide housing and support services for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS, and to increase their opportunities for improved health, wellness, independent living and sense of community.

Values
We hold these values in common, and express them in our daily work.

Excellence
We strive for excellence in all we do for our people, programs and community.

Commitment
We are passionate about our work, and care deeply about the people we serve.

Support and Respect
We build strong, supportive and respectful relationships among all members of our community.

Diversity and Creativity
We value the differences among us, and use our differences to generate creative, collaborative solutions.

STRATEGIC GOALS:

  1. INCREASE HOUSING STABILITY AND OVERALL WELLNESS FOR PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS AND OTHERS LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS
    OBJECTIVES
    A. Make a difference! Continue to offer creative housing solutions and innovative programming.
    B. Ensure responsiveness to the evolving needs of the HIV/AIDS community.
    C. Employ an evidence-based approach to identifying at-risk groups and anticipating their future needs.
    D. Develop strong and communicative relationships with funders, healthcare providers, AIDS service organizations (ASOs), social service and research organizations, our community partners and geographical neighbours.
  2. BUILD ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY OF MHS FINANCIAL, HUMAN RESOURCE, PROGRAMS AND PROPERTYOBJECTIVES
    A. Ensure financial sustainability.
    B. Nourish and cultivate our people.
    C. Pursue opportunities for organizational growth, through the acquisition of properties and creation of new programs.
  3. ENHANCE PROFILE OF MHS AND ADVOCATE FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDSOBJECTIVES
    A. Publicly demonstrate the positive impact of safe, affordable, housing on HIV health and wellbeing.
    B. In partnership with other advocacy groups, work to reduce stigma and promote
    the benefits of HIV/AIDS housing.