REACH Immigrant and Refugee Initiative
As a result of the Framework Development Reflective session in June 2018 and discussions about culturally appropriate community building, a new approach was identified with this work that would merge both the family violence prevention work and Police and Youth Engagement Program to incorporate a holistic community development practice.
- Support culturally appropriate community building through the natural support model with settlement and broker service systems.
- Strong relationships between emerging ethnocultural communities and police services, Children’s Services and mainstream services.
- Building youth capacity and leadership skills throughout the year within the family and community context.
- Being responsive to emerging community groups that address community needs not provided by other agencies/services.
- Identify and implement systems change drivers that create an environment that is conducive to newcomer and vulnerable population integration resulting in safer communities.
- Continue working with other organizations that serve newcomers to find innovative solutions to the complexity of integration.
- Engage community groups and various stakeholders in addressing issues around hate incidents/crime, discrimination, and racism.
- Align strategies with all partners around healthy family outcomes
Improved communications, linkages and engagement among partners and key community stakeholders.
Increase the capacity (knowledge and skills) of community leaders to improve family health.
Well trained, cohesive team of community leaders and mentors.
Increased social supports for men, women, youth and LGBTQ newcomers.
Increased awareness of family violence prevention supports.
Improved positive parenting and communication skills.