Lower Great Lakes
The initial three–day OUTSTEP LGL workshop took place with more than 100 participants From four countries (Canada, US, Turkey and South Korea). Strategies to establish and spread the workshop and network goals and related information should increase the reach and interest of the workshop outcomes, sustainability motivations of participants and the local region, and local and global scale.
Connecting PEOPLES with the UN SDGs
Among the topics that were mapped in this participatory excercise :Water Safety and access
Lake Ontario Flooding
Non-Urban Community Development
Indigenous and migratory Population
Sustaining Wellnbeing Cultural Heritage
Post-Disaster waste and debris Removal
Wood Farming & Construction
OUTSTEPS Research Hub & Community Platform
Since then working groups on various initiatives have been in teleconference meetings for at least one hour every week (OUTSTEP Action HOUR) as well as leaders of those working groups and network leadership at least once a month for one hour (OUTSTEP Leadership HOUR).
The OUTSTEP network is currently in the final stages of testing to release a publicly available social media network platform through rocket-chat that will enable all participants to more defectively share information on contact details as well as expertise and interest in topics related to sustainability and resilience.