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   Background to SEII
   Video Intro to SEII
   SEII Partners

What is SEI?
   SEI & Population Health
   Closing the Distance

   Central-West Ontario
   Thunder Bay

   Design Studio (videos)
   Tool Box
      Deep Distancing
         Street Youth
         Street Youth Chart
      Peer Problem Solving
      Sudbury Example
      Journey Metaphor
      Sculpturing Change
         Gallery Tour
   Case Studies
      CTD in Sudbury
      CTD in Kingston
      CTD in Thunder Bay
      CTD in Peel-Halton
      CTD in Central West Ont
   Literature Review



The following chart summarizes the focus and approach of the five regional SEII projects.

ProjectDistanced PopulationMainstreamMethodologyOutcomes
Kingston Marginalized people seeking a single room Landlords Participant designed survey of prospective landlords and potential Tenants of marginalized communities. Engagement of landlords and tenants. Tangible partnerships between private, municipal, and non-profit sectors
Outreach using the surveys to neigbourhood associations and shelters. Completed surveys
Analysis of survey results Report on results of outreach using surveys.
Workshops using the report from the survey More rental housing accessed, Tool to assess potential of a neighbourhood to receive marginalized tenant populations.
Sudbury Children and their families and their neighbourhoods. Municipal (City) government (I.e. Parks and Recreation, Health Unit), school board, business sector Engage neighbourhood and institutions in a diversity initiative Stakeholder commitments to the Social Inclusion Project
Story gathering from children and families Compelling narratives of exclusionary conditions for children and their families, material for benchmarking change
Telling stories to sectoral and institutional decision makers Sectoral and institutional commitment to social inclusion strategies
Promote the Children First Charter for social inclusion of children Wider adoption of a charter for children in other sectors and institutions.
Develop and disseminate resource materials for social inclusion of children Implementation of social inclusion strategies (e.g. with the city, school board, and local businesses).
Thunder Bay Sixteen and seventeen year old youth Adult mentors, media, and general public Focus groups, community outreach, participant organizational design Engaged youth, committed community agencies, a participant designed Youth Action Network.
Adult/Youth relationship building Resource pool of adult mentors, individual representation on youth issues (e.g. Ontario Works trustees)
Media watch Increased media sensitivity to youth issues, improved public understanding of youth support needs
Peel Halton Immigrants and visible minorities and ethno-specific agencies Mainstream health and social services sector agencies Recruitment and support of organizational leadership from each region A Peel Halton Advisory Committee
Community leadership recruitment and development Resource pool of "Diversity Champions"
Resource material development and testing Diversity curriculum, social audit materials, training formats
Training workshops Diversity trained staff and volunteers in mainstream and ethno-specific agencies. Strategic collaboration between ethno-specific and mainstream agencies
Central West Isolated youth and seniors in rural and urban parts of region Municipalities, Formal Community Organizations. Kitchen table talks (focus groups) Youth and seniors stories of isolation and connectedness; Youth and senior engagement
Research on existing programs and supports Regional resource inventory
Social inclusion workshop design forums Content and strategies for social inclusion workshops
Social inclusion workshops Awareness of Youth/Senior isolation and commitment to closing the distance (e.g. impact on municipalities and formal organizations)
Resource material development and dissemination Tools and strategies for use across the Central West region
Local SPC support Three ongoing projects in Waterloo & Brant
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