Annette Reszczynski H.B.A. M.A.
SENIOR SOCIAL PLANNER
Originally from Toronto, Annette graduated in 1992 with a Master of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Guelph. Having worked primarily in community based non-profit organizations for the past 22 years, Annette has developed a wide repertoire of skills including facilitation, community development, organizing and advocacy. Building on her academic training in research methodology, small group dynamics and social change Annette joined the SPCS in 1996 helping to establish the Council’s positive track record. In 1999 Annette pursued opportunities in the health and children’s prevention sectors taking on senior administration and project management roles and then returning to the SPCS in 2003 to become the Senior Social Planner. In this position Annette has been involved in numerous research projects, community planning sessions, service integration and network development initiatives and grassroots activities covering a broad range of issues important to the communities being served.
In 2013 the SPC embarked on developing a community wide social development strategy funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). Phase 1 of this project focused on capturing the current state of development by mapping 21 sectors using Social Network Analysis (SNA). Now funded to undertake the next phase of the project the SPCS will initiate three pilot projects over two years (2014 – ’15) using “collective impact” as a model to guide and inform the overall social development process and final strategy.
Contracted by the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to consult with a broad range of partners developed a “pathways to employment” model for those most distanced from the labour market.
Hired by the United Chiefs and Council of Mnidoo Mnising (UCCMM) developed a 10 year Integrated Labour Market Strategy based on extensive key informant interviews and surveys using participatory action research and engaging First Nation youth in the process.
Working collaboratively with numerous and varied partners, established the first public access community garden in the City of Greater Sudbury’s downtown core.