The future of community living: testing new roles, relationships and purposes

Join authors of The Trampoline Effect, Sarah Schulman and Gord Tulloch for a conversation about the formal and informal roles of the future

About this Event

Social worker, community support worker, residential support worker, behavioural support worker, life skills worker, employment specialist, housing worker, child welfare worker, case manager, mental health worker, addictions support worker, coordinator, and the list goes on.

Over the last 50 years, we’ve invented a plethora of roles, shifting care from the informal to the formal arena, and instituting a flurry of training programs, credentials, codes of conduct, management systems, and top-down accountabilities.

But, who and what do all of these jobs really serve?

You’re invited to join a conversation about the formal and informal roles of the future. If we want to confront systems of oppression, and move towards good lives and just systems, what might that mean for how we conceptualize relationships, responsibilities and accountabilities?

In their new book The Trampoline Effect, authors Gord Tulloch and Sarah Schulman introduce three kinds of future roles: brokers, catalysts, and coaches. Meet some of the folks taking on these roles, hear stories of what they look like in practice, and explore some of the tensions inherent to rebalancing the formal with informal.

Who should attend? Anyone involved in social services, especially the community living sector, including self-advocates, family, staff, managers, leaders, funders, policy analysts, etc.; designers

This is the second in a series of webinars. Watch Webinar #1 here: Is Innovation Really Possible in the Community Living Sector