Edmonton Social Planning Council
#200, 10544 106 Street (Bassani Building)
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 9:00am - 4:00 pm
Pricing is by donation.
Enjoy some baked goods and learn more about our work! 100% of the proceeds go directly to the United Way, which is working with partners in the community to help end poverty in Edmonton.
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December 10, 2019
12:00 Noon - 1:30 PM
Program Room - Stanley Milner Library (Enterprise Square Branch)
10212 Jasper Avenue
Topic: Prevent It! Taking Action to Stop Child Sexual Abuse
Please note: Registration is required for this event. Please CLICK HERE to register.
About this presentation:
The Edmonton Social Planning Council's Lunch & Learn Series is a series of engaging lunch-time talks about social issues and organizations that have an impact on our community. This Lunch and Learn will be co-hosted with Little Warriors. Little Warriors invites you to Take Action and attend a FREE Prevent It! workshop in your community to learn how to protect your children or children in your organization from child sexual abuse.
Title: Prevent It! Taking Action to Stop Child Sexual Abuse
Date/Time/Location: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Register: Please register to secure your spot: https://register.littlewarriors.ca/prevention_program/registration.html?CK=15598&monthnum=12&theyear=2019&C=Edmonton,%20Alberta
Cost: No cost to attend the workshop.
About Little Warriors: Little Warriors is a national, charitable organization committed to the awareness, prevention, and treatment of child sexual abuse.
Did you know?: Experts estimate that 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 6 boys will experience sexual abuse. 95% of those children will know and trust their perpetrator. About the Prevent It! Workshop: The Little Warriors Prevent It! Workshop is an interactive workshop designed to improve attitudes, knowledge and behaviour of workshop participants with regards to child sexual abuse.
This workshop is unique in Canada and was developed using research-informed methods and evaluated with scientific rigour. During the workshop adults will learn to take action to help STOP child sexual abuse using the following steps: Study, Talk, Observe, Prepare for Action
Watch the two-minute trailer for a sneak peak of what the Prevent It! Workshop is all about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hk_GIv-wuU&feature=youtu.be
Who should take this workshop?: ALL parents, professionals and volunteers that work or interact with children. All participants receive a workbook and certificate of attendance.
Note: this workshop is intended for adult participants only.
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Our Board of Directors and Staff wish to extend an invitation to you to join us in celebrating the holidays at our office! Light snacks and refreshments will be served.
When: December 5th, 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Where: Suite #200, 10544 106 Street (Bassani Building)
Access to stable and quality housing can produce positive outcomes to community health and education, and ultimately improve neighbourhood conditions and perceptions. Families that are in unstable housing are more likely to face intergenerational poverty. Living in unsafe neighbourhoods could have detrimental effects on physical and mental health. Despite these benefits, there is still formidable public opposition to providing quality affordable and safe housing to vulnerable populations, as these projects are seen as posing a risk to the dynamic and safety of the neighbourhood. Reasons for this vary and include fear, racism, safety, or concerns around decreased property values.
To alleviate these concerns, a robust public engagement strategy with communities is necessary. In order to explore the effects of current public engagement practices on the acceptance of affordable housing in Edmonton, the Edmonton Social Planning Council was tasked with conducting focus groups across the city with Community League members. This report details the findings and offers recommendations to Community League members, City administration, and affordable housing developers.
To increase acceptance of affordable housing and to improve the public engagement process, the report's recommendations include:
- Create a campaign on what affordable housing is, using a human rights-based approach to housing and use unconventional messengers, such as religious leaders or conservative politicians, to speak to affordable housing issues.
- Break down silos between members of the public, developers, and City administration. Ongoing dialogue where engagement begins early to allow for context-specific concerns to be fully explored with each engagement.
- Restructure public engagement to have clear expectations where all stakeholders outline their desired outcomes of engagement and how it will be conducted.
- Create a guiding set of principles to anchor public engagement processes in a human-rights based approach to housing.
- Increase support for community building and integration between new housing tenants and pre-existing members of the community.
Employ non-traditional engagement formats, as preferences vary widely accordingly to the individual. Examples include walking tours of successful affordable housing developments, neighbourhood walkthroughs given to developers to allow for innovative ways of hearing community feedback.