Strathcona Health Society

Clientboy at the Strathcona Health Society Dental Clinic
Strathcona Heath Society (SHS) is a charitable non-profit society that operates the Strathcona Community Dental Clinic. The clinic provides quality dental services to low income families. The clinic is focused on providing dental services to children in the inner city of Vancouver. Their first clinic has been in operation for over nine years, successfully serving and changing the lives of thousands of patients.

Challenge
SHS was assessing its options to develop a second not-profit dental clinic in East Vancouver to provide services targeting low income families, children and Aboriginal patients. In order to facilitate the development of this new facility, SHS required a compelling business plan to engage potential funders and other key stakeholders.

Approach
We worked closely with SHS’ Executive Director to define the objectives, scope and deliverables for this project. Our team then developed the key project deliverables including a detailed financial and operational analysis of SHS’ business model. We used project management best practices to ensure that the project was delivered on schedule and on budget while minimizing risk to the client.

Result
SHS were provided with a comprehensive business plan that included detailed financial projects and a supporting presentation, which could be used to inform and engage potential partners and funders. These deliverables will support SHS’ objective to open its second dental clinic in to a currently underserved community.