Strategy #4 - Alberta Human Services - Government of Alberta

Strategy #4

Measure outcomes and track progress on a regular, ongoing basis.

The Plan for Alberta is outcome-focused. Alberta needs to establish evidence-based, measurable outcomes if it hopes to achieve success in reducing and ultimately ending homelessness in the province.

Regularly measuring outcomes will help the Alberta government, municipal governments, community-based organizations, and homeless-serving agencies understand whether Alberta is realizing progress in its efforts. It will help inform ways in which the Plan should be adjusted, and will identify areas that require extra work.

Outcome measures are also important for remaining accountable to Albertans. Albertans deserve to know how their tax dollars are being spent and whether those dollars are buying change. Albertans also benefit from regular reporting that helps them understand how investments are translating into success.

As part of implementing this Plan, the Secretariat will establish evidence-based outcome measures that will be regularly examined and reported to Albertans. The Secretariat will use these measures in reviewing and assessing the Plan for Alberta each year, to ensure it remains relevant and effective.

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