Healing and crisis get together

All set for Toronto North’s 2024 Faith Forum

The stage is set for the 6th Annual Faith and Welcoming Communities Forum, organized by the Toronto North Local Immigration Partnership (TNLIP).
This year’s theme, “Healing Together in Times of Crisis: Bridging Gaps Toward Sustainable Change,” brings together faith communities and newcomer service providers to address pressing issues facing immigrants in Toronto.
Event Details:
  • Date: Thursday, June 6, 2024
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM EDT
  • Location: Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto, ON M3J 2P3, Canada
  • Purpose and Goals: The 2024 Faith Forum aims to foster collaboration between faith communities and newcomer service providers. Both sectors play a vital role in newcomer settlement, and this forum seeks to bridge gaps and create networks that lead to better settlement outcomes.
Participants will explore ways to heal and move forward together in the wake of global, national, and local crises.
How the Faith Forum supports new immigrants
1. Building Stronger Relationships:
The forum provides a platform for faith leaders, settlement agencies, and community members to connect. By fostering relationships, attendees can collaborate on innovative solutions to support newcomers effectively.
2. Exploring Community Partnerships:
Workshops will delve into the role of community partnerships and governance in supporting settlement work. Participants will discuss joint advocacy efforts and ways to improve access to health services for newcomers through intersectoral collaboration.
3. Promising Practices and Inventive Ideas:
Through plenary sessions and workshops, attendees will learn about successful practices and explore creative ideas. These insights can inform the work of settlement agencies and enhance their services.
4. Networking and Resource Sharing:
Faith leaders and service providers can share resources, exchange knowledge, and discover solutions. This networking opportunity strengthens the support system for newcomers.
5. Advancing Sustainable Change:
By addressing gaps and collaborating, the forum aims to create sustainable change. Settlement agencies can learn from faith communities, and vice versa, leading to better outcomes for immigrants.

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