Since poor health and development outcomes are caused by multiple and interrelated factors at multiple levels, single interventions are likely to be insufficient. No one organization or institution can successfully address the health and social support needs of people and communities who are affected by poverty, homelessness, discrimination, and gaps in access to the determinants of good health and well-being. Recognizing these facts, Queen West places priority on partnerships and collaboration in how services are delivered and how we undertake work to bring about systemic changes to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve.

One of the underpinning principles of Queen West’s strategic priority includes a focus on maintaining and developing strategic, reciprocal community partnerships. Therefore, we encourage and develop linkages among health, social and community services in order to make efficient use of available health related resources and service providers to meet the diverse and complex needs of the priority populations we serve. Some of these partnerships were initiated informally and then grew to a more formal partnership as a means to enhance our existing resources and ensure clients have access to an array of services to meet their needs.

Current key partners include: