About the Collaboration
Terms of Reference
Written: December 11th, 2018
Black Creek Community Collaborative
A network of residents, service providers and community stakeholders. Guided by the core principles of human rights; resident involvement; determinants of health; diversity, access, and equity; and partnership, we seek to build community capacity, promote self-sufficiency and sustainability, and enhance the quality of life for all in the Black Creek Community.
DUKE Heights BIA
The DUKE Heights Business Improvement Area (BIA) is the only one of its kind in North America to have a dedicated mandate to directly support local workforce development. Housed in the Dufferin, Keele, Sheppard West and Steeles corridor, we serve over 2,500 businesses and 32,000 employees.
Jane & Finch Community Ministry
On behalf of the South West Presbytery of the United Church of Canada provide community development and community organizing support, offer pastoral care and be involved in advocacy through coalitions and networks in the Jane Finch community.
Access Community Capital Fund
was formed in 1999 to help promising entrepreneurs with viable business plans gain access to financing not available through other sources. Individual loans are made using a character-based lending decision, where the abilities, skills and commitment of the applicant in conjunction with the strength of the business plan are key decision criteria. ACCESS Community Capital Fund helps people facing financial barriers get low-interest loans up to $5,000 for business for the first time. Loans can be used to start or expand a business within the Greater Toronto Area & Hamilton.
Purpose of Terms of Reference
The Black Creek Micro-Credit Lending program is committed to sharing the DUKE Law service and promotional materials with their small business clients. In turn, DUKE Heights BIA will share Black Creek Micro-Credit Lending program materials with their members.
This public collaboration is open to any number of community group or local entities that are committed to building the capacity of the local Black Creek economy. The period of membership is 1 year with the possibility of renewal.
The work being carried out by the members of this Terms of Reference does not required maintaining regular formal meetings. The Black Creek Micro-Credit Lending program’s Lead (i.e., Small Business Development Advisor) will direct communication between the various partners in relation to this collaboration.
The collaboration will review the relevance and value of its work and the term of reference yearly via email and/or phone.
The collaboration will adopt a shared learning approach that seeks to leverage each group member’s strengthens while sharing best practices to build each other’s capacities within the group.
Definition of Terms
Black Creek Micro-Credit Lending Program: “The Black Creek Micro-Credit Lending Program seeks to support individuals who would like to take a training program, start a new or expand an existing business within the Black Creek Community.” Black Creek Micro-Credit Lending program, 2018
Shared Learning: “is the process of working collectively to achieve a common objective in a group. Team members tend to share knowledge and complement each member’s skills.” Sustainable Energy Advice Ltd., 2012