Friday, October 20, 2017

PShared Journey's Project


Shared Journey Project is a partnership with Muslim Resource Centre (MRC) and York Children's Aid Society. SSN is providing community outreach and engagement as well as facilitating the training (which is to be run by MRC). Through the duration of this project, SSN has facilitated focus groups and key informant interviews.

The goal of the Shared Journey project is to share the journey and best practices that have informed the creation of the MRCSSI and its vital working relationship with child protection services in London Ontario. Through this collaborative relationship, MRCSSI and CAS London have developed a highly efficient model that has been extremely successful in reducing the number of Muslim children being admitted to the care of the Children’s Aid Society and has effectively informed service to better meet the needs of Muslim families and contributed to healthy and very positive outcomes. Though replication of this model across additional communities in Ontario, including York, the efficacy of the model will be further tested, in addition to informing, supporting and replicating the success of it in York Region.

 

ACHIEVED: facilitated the completion of 24 online surveys, 2 South Asian community focus groups (37 people total), participating in an advisory committee of 12 key community and mainstream service providers. SSN also participated as panellist at MRC's conference in October sharing the results that SSN and York CAS have achieved during this project.

Plans for the new year: York-specific training to be held (date TBC by MRC), as well as developing protocols of understanding with York CAS, SSN and YRDSB are potential areas that can be followed from this project end.

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