Forum on Vulnerable Young Francophones in Minority Communities
11.3. Appendix 3: Agenda
FORUM ON VULNERABLE YOUNG FRANCOPHONES LIVING IN MINORITY COMMUNITIES
Government of Canada Conference Centre
2 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario
October 26, 2009
- Enable federal institutions to better understand the needs of vulnerable young Francophones living in minority communities who are at risk of becoming involved with the justice system.
- Enable representatives of community groups to better understand the mandates and programs of federal institutions in this area.
- Give representatives from federal institutions and community groups the opportunity to discuss potential collaborations and initiatives that could be implemented to reach these clients.
- 8 a.m.: Registration, welcome and informal discussions
- 8:30 a.m.: Opening of the meeting – Andrée Duchesne, Justice Canada
- 8:40 a.m.: Presentation of the day's activities and introduction of the participants at each table
- 9 a.m.:
- Opening remarks – Daniel Sansfaçon, Public Safety Canada, Crime Prevention
- Reports and discussions concerning local realities – Léonie Tchatchat from La Passerelle in Toronto and Tanniar Leba from La Boussole in Vancouver
- 10 a.m.: Health break
- 10:15 a.m.: Information message – Inspector Dan Quirion, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
- 10:20 a.m.: This part of the meeting focuses on objectives one and two.
Sub-group discussions – participants have the opportunity to introduce themselves to one another. The questions that trigger the process are as follows:
- Who are we? (Mandate, structure, presence in the field, etc.)
- What do we do? (Field activities, successes, challenges, etc.)
- 11:55 a.m.: Information message – Major Guy Peterson, National Defence
- Noon: Lunch and further discussions
- 1 p.m.: Information message – André Morin, Public Prosecution Service of Canada, Quebec Regional Office
- 1:05 p.m.: This part of the meeting focuses on objective three.
Regional sub-group discussions – participants have the opportunity to discuss initiatives that could be implemented in their regions. The question that triggers the process is the following:
What can we do together to help vulnerable young Francophones in our region? (Projects to pursue, new projects to implement, new partnerships to create, etc.)
National sub-group discussions – participants have the opportunity to discuss public policy initiatives on prevention. The questions that trigger the process are as follows:
- To what extent are risk factors for delinquency among young people from the majority community the same as those that affect young people from Francophone minority communities?
- What needs to be done differently in a majority as opposed to a minority situation?
- 2 p.m.: Health break
- 2:15 p.m.: Plenary session: sharing and follow-up measures to the forum. Each sub-group will share the key elements of its afternoon discussions. The following questions will trigger the discussion at the plenary session:
- Are there areas of commonality?
- Are there similar issues? Issues that apply only in one situation?
- What follow-up measures could the federal institutions take? What follow-up measures could the communities take?
- 3:30 p.m.: Evaluation
- 3:45 p.m.: Meeting closes
- 4 p.m.: Forum ends
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