Scarborough Alliance of Youth Workers and Educators S.A.Y.W.
Nov. 11, 2012
SAYWE 1ST MEETING MINUTES
Date of Meeting: Minutes Prepared By: November 13, 2010 Amanda Cain
1. Purpose of Meeting
Determine if the SAYWE Network is necessary to establish
(add rows as necessary) Name Company
2. Attendance at Meeting
Kevin Chin Roger Thompson Jeff L. Lorna Richards Crosby Mendoza Anthony Morrison Cindy Chalaris Mede Orbiagele
Read 2 Rap Read 2 Rap Read 2 Rap Youthlink/Pathways2Edu Youthlink/Pathways2Edu Jewil Project Massey Centre Centennial College/ Hype
Kimberly Alleyne Lindsay Kretschmer Angela Gagliano Jennifer Huang Larry Freelander Cameal Johnson Kevin Jagmonan Amanda Cain
Redemption Reintergration Native Child and Family Ser. WardenWoods RC Respect Scarb. TCHC Tropicana SYRC Birchmount Bluffs N.C SAYWE
3. Meeting Agenda
1. Introductions 2. Goals and Objectives of SAYWE 3. Desired Website content 4. Review of Agencies contacted 5. Partnerships currently needed 6. Programs looking for youth 7. Additional items by members
Currently has studio at 4301 Kingston Road. Lorna – Pathways at Markham and Eglinton is currently looking for volunteer tutors.Y. it’s a 6 week program at Centennial for older youth who are disengaged from the school system. Issues. Decisions. schools etc worked collectively on numerous issues. They also do student advocacy for youth struggle to remain in highschool. this seemless network took years to build but was very effective and allowed workers to refer easily and confindently. daycare on site. Crosby is a placement student assisting with mentorship of participants. Currently sits on EglintonEast / Kennedy Park Youth Services Network and EEKP NAP. Participation is not limited to only one rep per agency. YCF funding has ended. Lindsay – Native Child offers a high school program for Native youth at their Galloway location. such as the west end community benefit agreement. rather its open to everyone as the goal is to connect workers / educators to support our participants. Meeting Notes. Camelle – Will send program fliers. Discussions
1. Introductions Amanda . 2012
4. training.Scarborough Alliance of Youth Workers and Educators S. Working with Councillors Norm Kelly and Mike Degrande. 11. Angela – Warden Woods C. Currently looking for funding to continue providing service. TCHC is planning on building a studio in the Baymills area. Grads are offereed a $1500 credit to take a Centennial program. He also sits on the EEKP committee. Would like youth to participate in City Budget process.E
Nov. Development of SAYWE is based on her experience working in the West End of Toronto where services. Youthlink offers walk-in counselling. He is one of three staff in Scarb.
. Participation by individuals will either make or break the network. is looking to diversify programming.H.A. response from staff at 22 agencies (handout). Cindy – Looking to spread word of their services and obtain information about new services or programs that focus on young parents. Also works at Springboard. Currently sits on Dorset Park NAP and Steeles/ L’Amoreaux NAP. Nearly 200 youth services workers have been contacted re: SAYWE development.W. Kevin – Have a good link with R. Jennifer – From the labour board but works on campaigns such as the Scarborough Civic Network to bring organized segments of industrys to promote and advocate for funding in the Scarborough area. safety etc.SAYWE has been granted space at the Civic Centre until 2014 via Councillour Glenn De Baeremaeker. Kimberly – Sends Victors regrets Mede – Hype has been active 10 years. police. Currently looking to leverage impact of MetroLinx into local jobs. Roger – Read 2 Rap offers literacy programming at TCHC sites. greening.C. currently offer supports for legal issues. Looking for capitol grants to build a studio / multimedia lab in their new space on Bloor. King Academy. Jennifer – Representative for the Scarborough Civic Action Network and youth conponent Respect Scarborough. Anthony – The Jewil project is a full audio a/ tv recording studio with youth space below. Larry – TCHC has been affected by budget cuts to P/T staffing. the SYRC and runs the East Scarborough Boys and Girls Club recording studio program.
11. we should be advocating for what works and what is currently needed.
4. Unite youth groups and councils around Scarborough for events and networking 3.Scarborough Alliance of Youth Workers and Educators S. Meeting Notes. Decisions. Amanda will have to contact their IT divisions. Birchmount Bluffs. Speak to funders about what agencies and youth need instead of being given directives. between organizations its even less All attendees feel that this is a necessary group 16 – 24 Native Child and RRS 12 – 18 Justice areas / courts 13 – 29 TCHC. however we are missing representation of local schools. Communication is key. Emails from the listserve are being blocked by firewalls at these agencies or ending up in junk mail folders: Youthlink. Funders do not have access to the pulse of the streets 4. objectives. Goals and Objectives Goals. besides working better with schools. Discussions
4. lets begin to build on this gap. Website content Map of services similar to Child Care subsidy map on the Cities website Drop down list of Scarborough resources similar to FPYN website Check Scarborough councillor websites. King Academy
. yet even the most seasoned staff may not be aware of the service / program.A. Massey. no additions recommended. one of them have a great map There is list of agencies that invites have been sent to on the SAYWE website (same as handout). United approach to accessing schools to promote our services Is SAYWE necessary? Information about programs and services are not being shared as effectively as they could be. Agencies have a hard time sharing information throughout themselves. Review of current partnerhips Birchmount Bluff and Jewil Project – R. Agencies contacted
5. Members would like to add: 1. Issues. mandate and vision approved as a working outline (handout). City of Toronto and BlackCap.E
Nov.Y. West Scarborough Boys and Girls Club. Resources in one neighbourhood are likely to not exist in another. Stats Canada. Tropicana.W. East Metro. City of Toronto 13 – 24 Warden Woods 17 – 29 HYPE 10 – 15 and 16 – 29 Read to Rap Programs
Let’s define our definition of youth:
3. Partnerships currently needed None at this time.H. Political mobilization to demand funding for Scarborough 2.
2012 Time: 10 am Location: Committee room 1. Pope and 2 others Pathways – only really works with grade 9 and 10 youth Respect Scarborough event near Cederbrae.W.
6. contact FPYN and YYC Standard of care determinates – work with city staff on this. 11. but this is a good goal for us to discuss. concepts.Y.
Members news / updates Action Items – Assistance offers Partnerships currently needed Additional items by members
. they oversaw child and youth services in Toronto. This committee was dismantled by the curent administarion. Meeting Notes. just as they have for child care centres. Scarb C. Janet Davis. Additional info by members
4. Next Meeting
Date: Agenda: Dec. was interested in introducing a standard of care for youth programs.A. ideas
Idea Brought up by Date Status
Complie a list of measureable outcomes that various agencies use and create a master list which would be for ROI. collective action
Ongoing. collective action
6. Add to parking lot. The Chair. collective action
Ongoing. Action Items
Action Assigned to Due Date Status
Set next meeting date
Not of 3rd Tues of month
6. Compile list of youth councils in Scarb
Ongoing.C. Issues. fliers handed out Collectively we should create a document on mesureable outcomes so funders have an idea of their ROI that is standard across the sector Several years ago Amanda said on the Child and Youth Committee at the City of Toronto. Programs looking for youth 8. Discussions
Native Child – Borden and Jarvis TCHC has some linkages to Ryerson. Various highschools and U of T Hype – Mother Thersa.Scarborough Alliance of Youth Workers and Educators S. 11.E
Nov. Decisions. Parking Lot.