This toolbox is a compilation of the Toronto North Local Immigration Partnership (TNLIP) projects implemented in 2016-2017. The TNLIP served as a “backbone” for all the projects – facilitating, coordinating, organizing, finding resources and more to support the projects initiated by the three workgroups: Settlement, Orientation & Language, Health & Well-being and Employment & Labour Market. Several of these projects were supported by other Toronto LIPs. We thank all the group members, partners and our funder for making these projects succeed!
Settlement, Orientation and Language
Frontline social workers are affected by empathetic engagement with traumatized clients and their reports of traumatic experience. Information and resources on how to address these issues would contribute to the improved self-care of frontline workers and will result and better quality of services in the long run.
The presentation provided at the link outlines some basic strategies for frontline workers about how to cope with work related stress and traumatic experiences.
Toronto is the prime destination for newcomers in Canada and more Syrian newcomers settled in Toronto during the Syrian refugees’ resettlement initiative. Many of the agencies from different sectors have adopted specific strategies and approaches to better serve their newcomer clients. A majority of mentioned strategies and approaches are successful but remain within the usage domain of mentioned agencies.
This report provides information on two projects – Mental Health Navigation Tool and Mental Health Ambassadors – planned and implemented by the inter-agency workgroup that included four Toronto Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs), Toronto Newcomer Office, Hong Fook Mental Health Association, “Iamsick.ca” social enterprise and Toronto Public Health. The projects were implemented in 2016-2017 without any financial investments.
The report includes information on the history of the projects, and describes the rationale, implementation stages and project results.
The TNLIP has a weekly Newsflash now! The Newsflash that goes out every Tuesday to over 300 network members offers information about new programs, events, resources, jobs and more in one e-mail message. If you would like to receive the Newsflash, please e-mail: email@example.com
The TNLIP Council met on April 26th and June 20th, 2017th. In response to the members’ request, the meeting locations were changed and a different format was introduced. The Council meetings will now be held in different neighbourhoods and will start with workgroup meetings leading to the plenary (presentations, etc.). The members’ updates have also been added to the Council meeting agenda. The June 20th meeting was held in a new format at the Parkway Forest Community Centre.
This is a working document and it's for information purpose only.