YMCA of Greater Toronto issued the following announcement on June 4.
Yesterday, the YMCA of Greater Toronto was awarded the 2018 Toronto South Local Immigration Partnership Collaboration Award. The Collaboration Award has been awarded annually by the TSLIP since 2015 in an effort to recognize outstanding partnership and collaboration efforts on the part of member organizations. For the past three years, the Active Citizen Curriculum committee, comprised of staff from St. Stephen’s Community House, Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services, Access Alliance, Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre and YMCA of Greater Toronto, has worked tirelessly to create a meaningful tool for helping newcomers effect positive change in the wider community. The YMCA of Greater Toronto helps people access services to learn or improve their English or French, gather information about their new community, and provides settlement guidance – all at no cost thanks to government funding.
“We are honoured to receive the TSLIP Collaboration Award to effect positive change in the community,” said Medhat Mahdy, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Toronto. “We are thrilled to be part of the community that welcomes newcomers into a supported and safe environment.”
The Toronto South Local Immigration Partnership is a community partnership that consists of over 60 community agencies and is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. The LIP focuses on developing local settlement strategies that enhance and coordinate service delivery to newcomers while promoting innovation. The event will take place today at Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre at 1:00 p.m.
Original source: https://ymcagta.org/news/ymca-of-greater-toronto-received-2018-toronto-slip-collaboration-award