Hello members of Health Providers Against Poverty (HPAP) and Shelter & Housing Justice Network (SHJN), you are invited to a consultation to help develop the official Community Safety & Wellbeing plan for Toronto (details below).
Tues May 18th, 6:30pm -8:00pm
Via Zoom (invite link below)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.
The plan is a large undertaking, which is creating the roadmap for taking Toronto from a city that focuses so heavily on emergency response, to a culture of prevention, early intervention and social development, including becoming a trauma-informed-city (in every service and function), which resources and reacts according to actual needs. The plan will prioritize four areas of risk:
We have been meeting and working with countless groups and communities on these fronts.The consultation is looking for honest, direct feedback and will be asking about:
1. Building off of what works (and Eliminating what does not) – Advance, Eliminate and Re-tool existing programs, strategies and policies that support vulnerable populations.
2. Addressing the Gaps – Identify barriers to service access and policies that contribute to harm and victimization.
3. Partnership and Innovation – Identify the role the City can play (or should not play) to respond and support further coordination/collaboration.
Frontline workers should feel free to invite their frontline colleagues to participate in this consultation!
The consultation will be facilitated by Tommy Taylor, (Frontline Shelter Worker, SHJN & HPAP Steering Committee) and Scott Mckean from the City of Toronto. Attendees are invited to speak as freely and openly as possible! Confidentiality of identities will be maintained in all reports derived from the consultations.
SHJN & HPAP Steering Committee