The Best Start Health Coalition of Peel (B.S.H.C.) wishes to engage the services of a Consulting organization to assist in a program review, strategic/ business plan development and organizational roles and responsibilities review with a view towards making the B.S.H.C. better able to meet the needs of this growing community.
Founded in 1991, B. S. H. C is a non- profit organization dedicated to promoting the health of expectant mothers and the reduction of Low Birth Weight in Peel. Membership includes representatives of a many health and social service agencies in Peel as well as members of the community.
B.S.H.C has 2 main foci:
1. education of the public at large regarding healthy pregnancy
2. provision of support services to expectant mothers with special risk factors.
The major initiative is a nutrition support and prenatal education/counseling program for women in need. This service is called Healthy Start and operates, with the support of a grant from Health Canada in 8 locations throughout Peel.
The management of these operations promises to exceed the capacity of the B.S H.C. and steps are required to adapt the existing structure to accommodate these growing demands.
Purpose: The following terms of reference outline the basic deliverables, work steps and outcomes expected from the consultant work, though should not be regarded as the limit of the consultants advise.
Scope: The organization, strategic business plan and program review will cover all B.S.H.C. operations as well as the executive board and staff functions and interfaces between the B.S.H.C. and partner agencies.
Major Work Steps (will include but not be restricted to):
* Become familiar with the history, mandate, operations and structure of the B.S.H.C.
* Review the operations of the B.S.H.C., Board and staff in relation to it
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