The Community Compass provides integrated coordinated access to social supports by tying together hundreds of independent social services and programs in Grande Prairie into a coordinated system to streamline access to community support for residents. It is designed to better connect residents with the appropriate supports they need in a more efficient, effective and accessible way.

Benefits of this include:

  • Easier access to help
  • More accurate and timely referrals
  • Improved co-ordination of support
  • Better use of resources

The project is a partnership between the City of Grande Prairie, County of Grande Prairie and the Community Foundations of Northwestern Alberta and has been developed collaboratively through robust and ongoing community consultations with community members, service users, service providers and other levels of government.

It focuses on three levels of access: physically in-person at community hubs and social service agencies; targeted referrals amongst social service providers for people with complex needs; and digital for anyone to access at any time through the digital resource directory.