The value of any strategic plan is in its “follow-through”. The KIP has engaged the community in the identification of needs and in the generation of ideas, and has built up broad support for this Partnership and this plan; now these words must be translated into deeds. This section of our Strategy will outline the proposed implementation framework for our Strategic Action Plan.
This document is a community plan – meaning the responsibility for reaching the goals we have set out for supporting immigrants is shared by the whole community. This collaborative approach to planning creates opportunities for cooperation and partnership, but also poses a threat we must be mindful of – because the plan is owned by all, we run the risk that it will be owned by none. No one organization is wholly responsible for the implementation of this plan, so we must create a framework that creates a sense of shared responsibility for the implementation of the plan. In short, the “Settlement by all” principle must guide the implementation of this plan.