The Human Services Planning Board of York Region (HSPB-YR) is a multi-sector collaborative of key human service organizations/agencies/networks and community leaders. Its primary purpose is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of human services within York Region by pursuing various initiatives that build capacity within the broader human services sector.
The HSPB-YR represents a proactive, strategic and collaborative response to the increasingly diverse and complex challenges and opportunities that York Region will face over the coming years. Some key drivers of these challenges and opportunities include sustained rapid population growth, an increasingly diverse population in terms of ethno-cultural, age and socio-economic profile, increasing urban intensification, and continued under-funding by senior levels of government in the areas of healthcare and social services.
The HSPB-YR is designed on the premise that the most effective approach in dealing with complex human service issues is through a comprehensive cross-sectoral collaborative approach.
The HSPB-YR will strive to be recognized as:
- A high leverage community change group
- A force for positive change in the broader human services sector
- An influential 'united voice' for the advancement of human services in York Region
- A central consultative body on broader human service issues in York Region
The HSPB-YR builds on the strong foundation developed by the former Human Services Planning Coalition (HSPC) which was formed in 2001 and continued until 2009.