Making our communities safer, stronger and more vibrant for all residents
The Toronto East Quadrant Local Immigration Partnership (TEQ LIP) in collaboration with local and regional partners has organized its 6th annual Scarborough Community Safety Week taking place from October 7th to 18th, 2019.
The event aims to create more opportunities for service providers, newcomers and the communities to work together in addressing safety issues and improving neighbourhood safety measures for Scarborough’s diverse immigrant resident groups through collaboration amongst service providers and other key stakeholders.
Major Themes of the Safety Week:
- Community Safety– Includes violence, fear of violence, safety of children, seniors and women in the neighbourhood/ public space, community relationships and neighbourhood matters, awareness on cannabis
- Family Safety– Includes domestic issues and family safety, resistance techniques, gas and electrical and fire safety, safety of children at home, safety in the community, senior abuse/ safety, home break and enters , financial fraud, romance fraud distracted theft, sexual health and safety, emergency preparedness, etc.
- Financial Safety– Includes financial safety for newcomers, senior financial safety, employment scams, common scams and fraud that targets newcomers, consumer safety, documentation and legal awareness.
- Road Safety– Includes pedestrian safety, winter driving, distracted driving, distracted walking, driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs & cyclist safety, etc.
- Youth Safety– Includes dealing with youth related issues i.e. bullying, cyber vigilance, drug activities, gangs, gun violence, sexting & texting, safety in the community and homelessness
- Service providers are aware of different types of safety issues newcomers face and have the ability to guide newcomer clients.
- Newcomers are aware of different safety issues and are able to access service providers that can assist them with their safety concerns.
- Stronger relationships among service providers and newcomers are developed, building on effective models of collaboration and community engagement.
Format of the Events:
Launch: The Scarborough Community Safety Week event will be launched on October 07, 2019 from 10am -12pm at 42 Division –242 Milner Ave, Scarborough.
Workshops and Events: From Oct 7 to 18, 2019, workshops, seminars, discussions and information sessions on financial safety, youth safety, community safety, road safety and Family Safety will be held at multiple locations across Scarborough at community service organizations, libraries, Hub, etc. Youth safety events will be held in selected schools in Scarborough.
The planning committee has identified the following topics to be addressed this year based on demand and trend in the community.
To support the partner agencies to find resource persons, we have put together a list of presenters and the topics. It is available below for agencies to contact and book them to facilitate workshops during the safety week and beyond.
If you are interested in organizing a safety workshop in your location or in the community,
- Identify and confirm with the resource person from the resource person list – Resource Persons for Scarborough Community Safety Week_Sep 2019
- Complete and submit the Confirmation of participation form to [email protected]
- Create a flyer to promote the event and share with us. TEQ LIP will promote your event/ workshop. The event will be added to the Safety Week workshop Calendar and published here. You can use your own template or the template that was created by the planning committee for the safety week. Please contact Mani Mahadeva ([email protected]) for the template.
Organizing Committee Members
- Accident Awareness
- Afghan Women Organization
- Catholic Crosscultural Services
- Centre for Information and Services (CICS)
- Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (SCHC)
- Ontario Securities Commission
- Toronto Police –42 Division
- Toronto East Quadrant Local Immigration Partnership
- YWCA JUMP Scarborough
For more Information, contact: