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WiseSolution Consulting 2
 To identify groups that will coordinate and
enhance local and regional service delivery to
new...
WiseSolution Consulting 3
 Made up of representatives from local or
regional community organizations that provide
service...
WiseSolution Consulting 4
 Approx. 26 km2
 Over 145,000
immigrants
 Includes over
25,000
newcomers less
than 5 years in...
WiseSolution Consulting 5
 To improve the social and economic integration
outcomes of vulnerable newcomer populations
thr...
WiseSolution Consulting 6
Bloor-Junction Council
Kensington-Chinatown-Annex
Council
Parkdale-Trinity Council
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 Newcomer Services Agencies
 Language Training Providers
 Employment Service Providers
 Comm...
WiseSolution Consulting 8
 Transparent & Inclusive Processes
 Frontloaded Resources
 Designated Member Agency Representatives (to
maintain contin...
WiseSolution Consulting 10
 Development of Broad Strategic Areas
 Focused on the “Big Picture” and the dreams for tomorrow
 About the forest (not ...
 Not limited to strategies that may be funded by
CIC
◦ Develop the strategies 1st
◦ Determine who may fund related strate...
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 #1 – Service Collaboration
 #2 – Labour Market
 #3 – Language Training
 #4 – Newcomer Women
 #5 – Youth, Children & ...
 #8 – Social Inclusion
 #9 – Health & Dental
 #10 – Mental Health & Emotional Support
 #11 – Family Breakdown
 #12 – ...
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 About HOW we’re going to achieve our goals
Not about WHAT goals we’re going to achieve
 Abo...
WiseSolution Consulting 18
ACTION PLANS SPECIFY:
A. WHAT – The actions needed to address each of
the key issues and to rea...
 Identification of
detailed activities to
begin to fulfill on the
Local Settlement
Strategies
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 Neighbourhood Working Groups
 Neighbourhood-Specific Issues
 Pilot Projects (on behalf of all three Councils)
 Cross-...
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KEY ACTION STEPS WHO WHEN
STRATEGY #1 – COOPERATION & PARTNERSHIP: Foster and promote a culture of cooperation, collaborat...
 West Downtown Toronto LIP Website (
www.TorontoLIP.com)
◦ Information Sharing Tool
◦ Resource for Service Coordination
◦...
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 Development of a framework to support the
implementation of broad strategies
 Three Councils:
◦ Neighbourhood-Specific ...
WiseSolution Consulting 27
 Neighbourhood Councils & Working Groups
 Neighbourhood-Based Service Coordination
 Neighbourhood-Specific Issues
 Pil...
 Neighbourhood Specific Working Groups
 Language Training Working Groups
 Youth & Families Working Groups
 Health Serv...
 Planning Phase
 Conduct & Review Research and Consultations
 Identify Needs & Gaps
 Develop Strategic Plans & Work Pl...
 Opportunity for member agencies to
commit to implementation phase of project
 Opportunity for member agencies to change...
1. Common Challenges in:
a. Action Planning
b. Implementation
2. Implementation Phase – New roles for
Councils, newcomers,...
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A7 local immigration partnerships
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  1. 1. Nottawasaga Inn ResortNottawasaga Inn Resort
  2. 2. WiseSolution Consulting 2  To identify groups that will coordinate and enhance local and regional service delivery to newcomers in Ontario  To promote innovation and efficient use of resources  To provide a collaborative framework to facilitate the development & implementation of sustainable, local solutions for the successful integration of newcomers
  3. 3. WiseSolution Consulting 3  Made up of representatives from local or regional community organizations that provide services to or have an interest in the settlement and inclusion of newcomers  Responsible for developing: A Local Settlement Strategy, and An Implementation Plan
  4. 4. WiseSolution Consulting 4  Approx. 26 km2  Over 145,000 immigrants  Includes over 25,000 newcomers less than 5 years in Canada  Over 60 newcomer service agencies
  5. 5. WiseSolution Consulting 5  To improve the social and economic integration outcomes of vulnerable newcomer populations through the creation and implementation of three neighbourhood settlement strategies and workplans  To involve newcomers, settlement service organizations, employers and other neighbourhood stakeholders in the processes to create 3 Councils & 3 neighbourhood settlement strategies  To create and implement detailed workplans and new pilot initiatives in the areas of service coordination and mentoring in all three neighbourhoods in a process that is linked and complementary Our LIP Objectives
  6. 6. WiseSolution Consulting 6 Bloor-Junction Council Kensington-Chinatown-Annex Council Parkdale-Trinity Council
  7. 7. WiseSolution Consulting 7  Newcomer Services Agencies  Language Training Providers  Employment Service Providers  Community Organizations  City of Toronto representatives  Schools Boards  Educational Institutions  Hospitals & Community Health Centres  Other Relevant Stakeholders
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  9. 9.  Transparent & Inclusive Processes  Frontloaded Resources  Designated Member Agency Representatives (to maintain continuity)  Involvement of Decision-Makers  Community Development Approach  Trustee Agency that is Participatory (rather than Directive)  External Project Facilitators  Strong & Committed Steering Committee WiseSolution Consulting 9
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  11. 11.  Development of Broad Strategic Areas  Focused on the “Big Picture” and the dreams for tomorrow  About the forest (not the trees)  About WHAT strategic goals we want to achieve  Not about HOW we’re going to achieve them (included later in the Action Plans) WiseSolution Consulting 11
  12. 12.  Not limited to strategies that may be funded by CIC ◦ Develop the strategies 1st ◦ Determine who may fund related strategic actions as part of action planning & implementation  Broad definition of Newcomer  Willingness to look at newcomer needs throughout their life cycle  Support complementary network of diverse service providers  Commitment to “Matrix of Services” WiseSolution Consulting 12
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  14. 14.  #1 – Service Collaboration  #2 – Labour Market  #3 – Language Training  #4 – Newcomer Women  #5 – Youth, Children & Families  #6 – Newcomer Seniors  #7 – Newcomers Without Immigration Status WiseSolution Consulting 14
  15. 15.  #8 – Social Inclusion  #9 – Health & Dental  #10 – Mental Health & Emotional Support  #11 – Family Breakdown  #12 – Newcomers Affected by Violence  including elder abuse, child abuse, partner abuse, bullying, and human trafficking  #13 – Marginalized Newcomers  #14 – Social Change WiseSolution Consulting 15
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  17. 17. WiseSolution Consulting 17  About HOW we’re going to achieve our goals Not about WHAT goals we’re going to achieve  About the DETAILS Not about creating the bigger picture (already done) About the trees (not the forest)  About the rubber meeting the road – the WHAT, WHO, WHEN
  18. 18. WiseSolution Consulting 18 ACTION PLANS SPECIFY: A. WHAT – The actions needed to address each of the key issues and to reach each of the associated goals B. WHO – Who will complete each action C. WHEN – according to what timeline
  19. 19.  Identification of detailed activities to begin to fulfill on the Local Settlement Strategies WiseSolution Consulting 19
  20. 20.  Neighbourhood Working Groups  Neighbourhood-Specific Issues  Pilot Projects (on behalf of all three Councils)  Cross-Council Committees & Working Groups  Key LIP-Wide Issues, Strategies & Coordination  Agency “Champions”  Volunteer to Lead Pilot Projects or Designated Issues  EXAMPLE: One agency leading process to host a Roundtable on Access to Legal Services for Newcomers  Multi-Agency Partnership “Champions”  Volunteer Partnerships to Lead Pilot Projects or Designated Issues  EXAMPLE: Group of agencies will lead pilot to develop a common referral tool and process) WiseSolution Consulting 20
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  22. 22. KEY ACTION STEPS WHO WHEN STRATEGY #1 – COOPERATION & PARTNERSHIP: Foster and promote a culture of cooperation, collaboration, and partnership in the delivery of services to newcomers in Parkdale-Trinity • WDTLIP-Wide Partnerships & Coordination Committee: - the development of a values-based framework to support the development of a genuine “Collaboration Culture,” including clarification of the LIP’s role in support project coordination and funding proposals - the development of web-based collaboration tools, as well as collaborative program materials and administrative tools - supporting funder collaboration WDTLIP-Wide Partnerships & Coordination Committee Starting Stage 1 • Conduct pilot project on development of Common Referral Form on behalf of entire LIP PT Council Stage 2 • Explore and develop ways to support agencies and agency partnerships in developing and being funded to deliver new services (e.g., partnership aids and supports, funding support letters, etc.) WDTLIP-Wide Partnerships & Coordination Committee All Stages • Oversee the maintenance and enhancement of the project website, and its use as a fundamental tool for coordination and collaboration among agencies in downtown west Toronto WDTLIP-Wide Partnerships & Coordination Committee Starting Stage 1 • See steps throughout this chart for actions regarding collaboration and partnerships in service delivery STRATEGY #2 – LANGUAGE: Increased access to suitable English language training, interpretation/translation services & services in first language for newcomers in the area Service Coordination (LINC/ESL, interpretation, language services) • Oversee the comprehensive updating of the English language training services contained in the website’s Services Directory, and use this as the basis for the development of inventories of the following services in the Parkdale-Trinity area: - Conversation Circles - Lower Level & Literacy language training services - Higher Level language training services PT Language Training Working Group Stage 1 • Encourage PT agencies to review the Services Directory and consult with other member agencies of the Council before scheduling new services PT Language Training Working Group All Stages WiseSolution Consulting 22
  23. 23.  West Downtown Toronto LIP Website ( www.TorontoLIP.com) ◦ Information Sharing Tool ◦ Resource for Service Coordination ◦ Virtual Office function for Council members  Minutes, meeting agendas, documents for review ◦ Services Map & Directory  Information input directly by agencies ◦ One-Time Events Calendar ◦ Publications ◦ Newsletters & Recent News WiseSolution Consulting 23
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  25. 25.  Development of a framework to support the implementation of broad strategies  Three Councils: ◦ Neighbourhood-Specific Matters  Separate Council Work ◦ Broad Matters  Cross Council Work  Taking Action: ◦ Ad Hoc Working Groups ◦ Agency “Champions” ◦ Agency Partnership “Champions” WiseSolution Consulting 26
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  27. 27.  Neighbourhood Councils & Working Groups  Neighbourhood-Based Service Coordination  Neighbourhood-Specific Issues  Pilot Projects (on behalf of all three Councils)  Cross-Council Committees & Working Groups  Key LIP-Wide Issues, Strategies & Coordination  Relationships with Social Change Groups & Networks  Multi-Agency Partnership “Champions”  Volunteer Partnerships to Lead Pilot Projects or Designated Issues  Agency “Champions”  Volunteer to Lead Pilot Projects or Designated Issues WiseSolution Consulting 29
  28. 28.  Neighbourhood Specific Working Groups  Language Training Working Groups  Youth & Families Working Groups  Health Services Working Groups  Newcomer Seniors Working Group(s)  Cross-Council Working Groups  Labour Market Working Group  Mental Health & Emotional Support Working Group  Legal Services Working Group WiseSolution Consulting 30
  29. 29.  Planning Phase  Conduct & Review Research and Consultations  Identify Needs & Gaps  Develop Strategic Plans & Work Plans  Implementation Phase  Oversee Working Groups & Agency Champions  Impact on service delivery, cross-sectoral relationships, capacity building, public policy, and public discourse  Action Plan Monitoring  Strategic Feedback Cycle WiseSolution Consulting 31
  30. 30.  Opportunity for member agencies to commit to implementation phase of project  Opportunity for member agencies to change their designated representative  Expansion to include newcomers on the Neighbourhood Councils  Review of “Who’s Missing”  Targeted recruitment to invite additional stakeholders to join Councils WiseSolution Consulting 32
  31. 31. 1. Common Challenges in: a. Action Planning b. Implementation 2. Implementation Phase – New roles for Councils, newcomers, agencies & CIC WiseSolution Consulting 33
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