The impacts of technology, shifting demographics, and development means that cities must think differently about how they invest in and support residents. Mid-sized cities are well positioned to be leaders in creating innovative and inclusive urban environments, if we commit to learning from each other and finding new opportunities for participation and collaboration across sectors and communities.
On May 16th, 2018 the Mid-Sized Cities Researcher + Practitioner Roundtable will bring together leaders from mid-sized cities across Canada to share and discuss opportunities for innovative city-building. Through deep-dive discussions with experts in both theory and practice, participants will learn about age-friendly communities, creating smart mid-sized cities, advancing sustainable development, approaches to newcomer integration, partnership-building with Indigenous communities, and addressing pressing social issues.
Registration for the Mid-Sized Cities Researcher + Practitioner Roundtable is now open!
The roundtable will l bring together leaders from mid-sized cities across Canada to share and discuss opportunities for innovative city-building. Through deep-dive discussions with experts in both theory and practice, participants will learn about age-friendly communities, creating smart mid-sized cities, advancing sustainable development, approaches to newcomer integration, partnership-building with Indigenous communities, and addressing pressing social issues.
Date: Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
Location: Museum London, London, Ontario
Time: 9 to 5pm
The Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support & Integration (MRCSSI) and the Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) will hold a Symposium on “Gender, Family and Marital Relationships among Arab Refugee Families in Canada.”
The event will take place on Friday, February 23rd, at the Queen Victoria Hall at the Double-Tree by Hilton Hotel, 300 King Street in London, Ontario, at 8:30 am.
The program will include the launch of the research report, “Pre and Post Migration Stressors and Marital Relations among Arab Refugee Families in Canada,” and three panel discussions on gender-roles, parent-child and marital relationships and their respective service needs and policy implications. Experts in the fields of immigration and settlement, social and health-care services, social policy and law enforcement will be present. In addition local and provincial politicians and members of the media will also be present.
RSVP to Abir Al Jamal at firstname.lastname@example.org or Elyas Farooqi at email@example.com by February 15, 2018.
The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), in collaboration with the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), have created the Knowledge Exchange Collaborative as a joint initiative that brings together people in the fields of mental health and substance use and addiction in order to learn more about knowledge exchange.
As part of this collaborative, the MHCC and CCSA will be hosting a series of webinars to highlight and discuss key issues related to knowledge exchange. This first webinar will explore approaches to engaging stakeholders, an important part of knowledge exchange to effectively move research into policy and practice.
Join the first Knowledge Exchange Collaborative webinar on Tues. December 19, 12 to 1 pm ET.
Coordinator, Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion
Manager, Knowledge Exchange, Mental Health Commission of Canada
Project leader and instructor, Anti-stigma Initiative, Association québécoise pour la réadaptation psychosociale
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CRHESI and community members convened on November 15 for a collaborative symposium about trauma- and violence-informed care (TVIC) in our community. The discussion reviewed activities currently in progress and explored potential for collaboration moving forward.
Read the follow-up one-pager report of the event.
Margaret MacPherson, who presented on the possibilities and characteristics of a trauma and violence informed community, including ongoing work by the Southwest Region Coordinating committee.
Susan McPhail, of CMHA and My Sisters’ Place, shared on-the-ground experiences and organizational lessons from MSP’s process of becoming trauma- and violence-informed.
Marilyn Ford-Gilboe and Nadine Wathen, both from Western University, shared current tools and lessons learned from EQUIP trainings. They also discussed the role of TVIC in broader Equity-Oriented Healthcare.
Based on this community conversation, important actions moving forward are:
1. To share what we know about trauma- and violence-informed care
2. To map out what different organizations and individuals are already doing, or need to do towards TVIC
3. To build capacity, commitments and evaluation of TVIC training and initiatives
This event was co-hosted by Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion (CRHESI) and the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC).
If you were unable to join us on Nov. 15, but are interested in joining this community of interest, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be notified of further events and news. A compilation of resources for Trauma- and Violence-Informed Care is available at crhesi.ca/resources/tvic.