Safety Network Workshops

Social Planning Toronto is working in partnership with the City of Toronto’s Community Safety and Wellbeing Unit and its Community Crisis Response Program (CCRP) on the Safety Network Development Pilot.

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The pilot, open to residents and agencies who participate in local safety networks and committees supported by the City of Toronto, is focused on enhancing community capacity to support local leadership and mobilization around community violence.

Our role is to strengthen CCRP-supported safety networks, tables, and committees across Toronto by:

  • hosting a city-wide virtual training series during the summer and fall of 2021 on a range of topics chosen by safety network members,
  • working with safety networks to develop and lead local safety projects that will support residents and community members impacted by violent incidents and contribute to strengthening your network, and
  • co-leading, in collaboration with CCRP, the Stronger Together initiative, an event that will bring together service providers and community partners across the city to collectively discuss local safety issues, intervention approaches, and opportunities for collaboration.

Read our guidebook for more information on the Safety Network Development Pilot.

Find resources from our summer workshops here.

Register for our fall workshops below:

Anti Oppression Certificate Training

Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 05:00 PM
Zoom

Please note: You must be able to commit to attending the whole workshop in order to receive your certificate. Please log in to the Zoom meeting on time with a valid email address. Both agency staff and residents are welcome to join this training.

Description: When working around issues of community violence, it’s important to acknowledge
intersecting systems of oppression, such as anti-Black racism, anti-Indigenous racism,
ableism, sexism, classism, homophobia, and others. This training will develop your
awareness of your own social position and present ways to work across differences using
anti-oppression and trauma-informed approaches.

Facilitators: Julet Allen and Ken Williams

Julet Allen is a social worker, educator and advocate with over 25 years of experience. Her work in the not for profit sector focuses on the Black community addressing issues of anti-Black racism and systemic oppression within the education and justice system. Her practice centers a methodology grounded in Blackness and its radically transformative potential. Currently, Julet is a faculty member at Humber College and teaches in the Criminal Justice Diploma Program.

Ken Williams has spent the last ten years working with young people at various stages of development in the area of preventative interventions. He is a lifelong learner who appreciates studying and listening to people's life stories and is now pursuing his Ph.D. in Social Work at York University. He also appreciates the visual and performing arts, as well as music, technology, and travel. He's fascinated by the connection between justice and art, as well as non-traditional approaches of promoting crucial healing in the lives of Black adolescents.

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Anti Oppression Certificate Training (Residents Only)

Saturday, October 02, 2021 at 02:00 PM
Zoom

Please note: This training is for residents only (this includes youth). If you are agency staff, kindly attend the Thursday evening Anti Oppression Certificate Training. You must be able to commit to attending the whole workshop in order to receive your certificate. Please log in to the Zoom meeting on time with a valid email address. 

Description: When working around issues of community violence, it’s important to acknowledge
intersecting systems of oppression, such as anti-Black racism, anti-Indigenous racism,
ableism, sexism, classism, homophobia, and others. This training will develop your
awareness of your own social position and present ways to work across differences using
anti-oppression and trauma-informed approaches.

Facilitators: Julet Allen and Ken Williams

Julet Allen is a social worker, educator and advocate with over 25 years of experience. Her work in the not for profit sector focuses on the Black community addressing issues of anti-Black racism and systemic oppression within the education and justice system. Her practice centers a methodology grounded in Blackness and its radically transformative potential. Currently, Julet is a faculty member at Humber College and teaches in the Criminal Justice Diploma Program.

Ken Williams has spent the last ten years working with young people at various stages of development in the area of preventative interventions. He is a lifelong learner who appreciates studying and listening to people's life stories and is now pursuing his Ph.D. in Social Work at York University. He also appreciates the visual and performing arts, as well as music, technology, and travel. He's fascinated by the connection between justice and art, as well as non-traditional approaches of promoting crucial healing in the lives of Black adolescents.

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Conflict Resolution and Mediation (Option 1)

Thursday, October 07, 2021 at 05:00 PM
Zoom

Unresolved conflict amongst networks and communities can make it difficult to work together. This training aims to equip you with tools to work through misunderstandings, disagreements, and power dynamics in community work. It will also touch on transformative and restorative justice approaches to conflict resolution.

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Conflict Resolution and Mediation (Option 2)

Saturday, October 09, 2021 at 02:00 PM
Zoom

Unresolved conflict amongst networks and communities can make it difficult to work together. This training aims to equip you with tools to work through misunderstandings, disagreements, and power dynamics in community work. It will also touch on transformative and restorative justice approaches to conflict resolution.

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Evaluating Impact (Option 1)

Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 05:30 PM

How do you know if your local project has made a difference? Effective evaluation will not only help you improve your project but also increase your chances of future funding by demonstrating your impact to funders. Learn creative ways — such as surveys, storytelling, focus groups, and video — to gather data to evaluate and document your project’s impact.

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Evaluating Impact (Option 2)

Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 02:00 PM · 2 rsvps
Zoom

How do you know if your local project has made a difference? Effective evaluation will not only help you improve your project but also increase your chances of future funding by demonstrating your impact to funders. Learn creative ways — such as surveys, storytelling, focus groups, and video — to gather data to evaluate and document your project’s impact.

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Virtual Event Planning and Engagement

Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 02:00 PM
Zoom

Virtual events come in many forms — town halls, focus groups, workshops, consultations, discussions, and more. This workshop will introduce you to the basic stages of virtual event planning, from development to outreach. It will also share various methods to make virtual events fun, interactive, accessible, and engaging.

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Collective Impact/Network Sustainability (Option 1)

Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 05:30 PM
Zoom

Networks are complex and go through a lot of transitions. It’s important to create a positive environment where local agencies and residents can build on their collective expertise to work together effectively. This workshop will share tips and strategies that residents and agencies working across different sectors can use to build a collective vision and create long-term impact in your communities

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Collective Impact/Network Sustainability (Option 2)

Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 02:00 PM
Zoom

Networks are complex and go through a lot of transitions. It’s important to create a positive environment where local agencies and residents can build on their collective expertise to work together effectively. This workshop will share tips and strategies that residents and agencies working across different sectors can use to build a collective vision and create long-term impact in your communities

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