Here are a few tools and resources related to sustaining community-wide initiatives:
The sustainability self-assessment tool, developed by the Education Development Center, explores the key ingredients to sustainability which should be considered early on in your planning.
Sustaining Change: What Does the Evidence Say About Sustainability?, developed by the Evidence Exchange Network at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, summarizes the evidence on the sustainability of newly-implemented practices or programs.
Sustaining the Work or Initiative, part of the Community Tool Box, provides information on using different tactics to sustain your organization or community initiative.
The Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health offers consultation, coaching and support in sustainability. Contact us to learn more!