Systemic Issues and Social Change Working Group
Contact: Sandra Guerra

A city-wide working group, working to address broader systemic issues affecting newcomers across the city.  This group also works with staff and members of other working groups to provide advice and feedback on Toronto South LIP research projects. 

Working Group Terms of Reference

Inclusion Self-Audit Tool

This tool was developed by the Toronto South LIP as a guide for all of our working groups and committees. The purpose is to ensure that group membership is inclusive and reflects the communities we work with.  The audit tool is a checklist that helps working groups identify who is missing from the membership. This can then be used to direct their recruitment strategy. 
Click here for the Inclusion Self-Audit Tool

Projects for 2017-2018 
The working group will be working on:
· Stories on housing Privately Sponsored Refugees
· Research on what makes a successful welcoming campaign
· Knowledge translation of Census Data
· Identifying emerging policy issues and proposing a policy framework
· Identifying emerging research needs and conducting research

Membership List
Afghan Women's Organization
Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture
CARE Centre for Internationally Trained Nurses
Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre

Hospitality Workers Training Centre
Kensington-Bellwoods Community Legal Services

Madison Community Services
Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
North York Harvest Food Bank
Parkdale Community Information Centre
Settlement Assistance & Family Support Services
Skills for Change
South Riverdale Community Health Centre
The Neighbourhood Group
The People's Church
Toronto District School Board
Toronto East LIP
Toronto Newcomer Office
Toronto North LIP
Toronto South LIP
Toronto South LIP Newcomer Council
Toronto West LIP
University Health Network
University Settlement
WoodGreen Community Services
YMCA, Language Assessment and Referral Centre
Yonge Street Mission
YWCA Toronto, JUMP Scarborough

Meeting Documents

September 2017

November 2017

January 2018

January 2018 - Accreditation and Licensing sub-committee

January 2018 - Mental Health Supports sub-committee

February 2018 - Mental Health Supports sub-committee

February 2018 - Accreditation and Licensing sub-committee

March 15, 2018 - Mental Health Support sub-committee

March 15, 2018 - Systemic Issues and Social Change Working Group

April 18, 2018 - Mental Health Supports sub-committee

May 10, 2018 - Systemic Issues and Social Change Working Group