CollaborAction: Building Blocks Learning Exchange: Malton Community Building Project
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  • 1. Presented byNiambi Martin-John
  • 2. MALTON COMMUNITY BUILDING PROJECTThe Malton Community Building Project (MCBP) is a unique,five - year community development initiative funded by theOntario Trillium Foundation to empower community residents tobecome active in fostering change in their community.MCBP established a community engagement model to increasecivic literacy and participation in the Black ( Afro Caribbean,Afro Canadian, African) and South Asian communities througheducation, support, training, leadership development, coachingand mentoring.
  • 3. MCBP IMPACTING COMMUNITY COHESIVENESS Malton Community Building Project takes a collaborative approach to program delivery in the community The various community partners bring their expertise in community development, parent education, health promotion, recreation, literacy and advocacy to host events, execute programs, provide training and mobilize residents
  • 4. MALTON COMMUNITY BUILDING PROJECT OUTCOMES Increased sense of community belonging Increased awareness of services and support available in the community Enhanced adult and parental involvement and leadership in the Community Increased awareness of local issues, needs and opportunities and the development of appropriate action or responses Increased youth participation in leadership roles Malton United – bringing the community together and overcoming ethno-cultural stereotypes and barriers
  • 6. MALTON PROFILE• High new immigrant population• Significant cultural, ethnic and religious diversity• High occurrence of single income/single parent households• Large number of high school drop outs• High unemployment among those 18 years and older• Significant incidence of drug related and other crime• Increasing poverty and diminishing socio-economic conditions• Low Voter turnout• 51% of residents with a first language other than English• 59% immigrants• 70% visible minorities
  • 7. Formation of Youth Training - a Youth How Government Advisory Works CommitteeExecuting Youth Led Deputation toProgramming in the Mississauga City community Council Applied for Youth In Actions Grants UWPR and ROP  Empowering Youth  Creating a sustainable legacy
  • 8. Youth Deputation to Mississauga City Council
  • 9. WOMEN ADVOCATING FOR CHANGEMalton Moms Malton Women’s Council• Trained advocacy volunteer • Trained advocacy volunteer facilitating sessions for facilitating in language and multicultural women’s groups culturally appropriate presentations to South Asian• Implemented a Creative Café women for women to express themselves through various • Advocating for a safe space for creative outlets including women and children to poetry, visual art and congregate and receive storytelling support services in the community• Hosting community forums to engage broader community in • Working across cultural the change process boundaries with Malton Moms to bring the community together  Social Enterprise  Breaking Down Social Barriers  Building Community Cohesiveness
  • 10. Creating possibility where we live!
  • 11.  Caribbean Seniors Malton Neighbourhood Services South Asian Seniors Multicultural Seniors Group Punjabi Community Health Services Seniors Groups
  • 12. Aligned with Ward CouncillorBonnie Crombie to host acommunity event – Meet YourNeighbour Day – buildingcommunity cohesiveness,enhancing community safety,building capacityAdvocated for andsuccessfully spearheaded theformation of Malton BusinessImprovement Area Associationfor the beautification andenhancement of the physicalenvironment
  • 13. • Supported a town hall meeting to educate Malton residents about proposed changes to the Federal Electoral Boundaries • Encouraged and Mobilized community groups to attend town hall meeting and an open meeting of the Federal Electoral Commission • Empowered residents submitted over 100 letters to the commission to register their complaints • Delegation of Malton residents attended and spoke at FEC meeting • RESULTS. RESULTS. Malton WILL remain as a part of Mississauga ridingFederal Electoral Boundaries
  • 14. WHAT’S NEXT FOR MCBP AND BUILDING BLOCKS Malton Youth Centre Initiative Civic Engagement Performing and Visual Arts Leadership Development Social Enterprise Advocacy Recreation Volunteerism YOUTH Education Events Literacy Malton You Got Talent Health Promotion Tree Planting Mental Health Meet Your Neighbour Day Life Skills Youth Conference An inclusive, youth centred approach to building community
  • 15. WE’RE NOT DONE!! Advocating for: Women’s Centre in Malton  Youth Centre in Malton  Cross Walk for Lincoln Alexander Secondary School  Four Way stop at Corliss Elementary School
  • 16. WE ARE PROUD TO HAVE BEEN A PART OF BUILDING BLOCKSWe have created a We have moved from asustainable model for service provider ledcivic engagement and model to a residentliteracy in the Malton driven modelCommunity We have established a strong relationship withWe have created an elected officials in theinformal network of community and increasedtrained volunteers that access to them forare committed to residentscontinuing civic literacy We have created a strongin the community foundation for youth as change champions