Our Work

Here are a few examples of the kinds of challenges we love, and the different ways we contribute to carry a project from design to execution. 

In the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Toronto Shelter Support and Housing Administration (SSHA), United Way Greater Toronto (United Way), community agencies, and other partners implemented a rapid and significant emergency response to protect people experiencing homelessness. In Summer 2020, BGM was invited to help SSHA and United Way develop a partnered, 12-month strategy to keep shelter system users safe, while laying a foundation to help the system shift towards preventing and ending homelessness.  

CITY OF TORONTO X
UNITED WAY COVID-19
SHELTER STRATEGY
CITY OF TORONTO X
UNITED WAY COVID-19
SHELTER STRATEGY
national housing collaborative

When an alliance of actors from across the housing continuum came together to influence the development of the National Housing Strategy, we designed and facilitated the process to help them collaborate and develop shared policy proposals that represented the whole housing system.

national housing collaborative
TORONTO SUPPORTIVE HOUSING GROWTH PLAN

With Toronto's urgent need for more supportive housing, BGM was invited to design and facilitate the process to help the supportive housing sector find new, collaborative solutions to increase supply. 

TORONTO SUPPORTIVE HOUSING GROWTH PLAN
SPRINGBOard services housing model

When Springboard Services needed to define a new housing model for clients with developmental disabilities, BGM was invited to help chart a path that was sustainable, aligned with organizational goals, and had buy-in from Springboard's Board of Directors. 

SPRINGBOard services housing model
WOODGREEN COMMUNITY SERVICES
STRATEGIC PLAN

As one of the largest community agencies in Toronto, WoodGreen Community Services is an organization with big impact and a lot of moving parts. BGM worked with WoodGreen to identify strategic priorities in its next phase of growth – and equip the WoodGreen team with practical tools to implement them. 

WOODGREEN COMMUNITY SERVICES
STRATEGIC PLAN
my home
my community

My Home My Community is a national, multi-year initiative creating new pathways to inclusive, affordable housing for adults with intellectual disabilities. We've worked to co-design the project from the ground up, providing hands-on support from project management to research to communications.  

my home
my community
BMO X UNITED WAY LEADERSHIP TABLE

The corporate leadership table is the launch pad for innovation led by the Bank of Montreal and United Way Greater Toronto to spur inclusive economic opportunity at the neighbourhood level. BGM was invited to design and facilitate the process for 20 CEOs from the GTA's leading corporations to define corporate Canada's role in inclusive local economic development. 

BMO X UNITED WAY LEADERSHIP TABLE
ONTARIO FOR ALL

Non-partisan, issue-based civic engagement by non-profits and charities is an important way to bridge policymakers and the people who will feel the impact of their decisions. BGM provided coordination and communications and created the engagement tools for over 100 community organizations to join together in Ontario for All, and guided its evolution into an ongoing alliance. 

ONTARIO FOR ALL