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Faith & Welcoming Communities Forum 2019

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Korean Canadian Cultural Association Of Metropolitan Toronto

1133 Leslie Street

Toronto, ON M3C 2J6

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The Forum aims to create a platform for knowledge exchange and potential collaboration among faith groups and newcomer service providers in creating more welcoming communities for all. This year we will be exploring lessons learned and promising practices in refugee resettlement in the city.

At the Forum you will have an opportunity to:

  • Learn about best practices in collaborative service provision and community development

  • Engage in the conversation about how to create more welcoming communities for all by working together

  • Build relationships and explore opportunities for collaboration

  • Improve and expand outreach to the community

The event program includes:

Panel Session on Refugee Support through Partnerships: faith groups’ experiences

  • Aleks Dughman-Manzur, Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto

  • Sandra Ryan, The People’s Church

  • Imam Abdul Hai Patel, Baytul Jannah Islamic Centre & Canadian Multifaith Federation

  • Yacov Fruchter, Beth Tzedec Congregation

Panel Session on Research & Service Providers’ Experiences Collaborating with Faith Communities

  • Rich Janzen, the Centre for Community-Based Research, Faith & Settlement Partnerships: Setting Immigrants and Canada Up for Success (research findings)

  • Michelle Ball, OCASI, Allies in Refugee Integration Project - collaboration between sponsors and settlement organizations

  • Baldev Mutta, CEO, Punjabi Community Health Services (PCHS), Toolkit “Building Bridges between Faith Communities and Service Providers”- collaboration between faith groups and mental health service providers for inclusive care

Refugee settlement story: Khaled & Dania Halabi

Roundtable discussion on How to Create More Welcoming Communities

Breakfast refreshments and lunch will be provided. Free parking is available on site.

We look forward to seeing you at the Forum!


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