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
Sussex Lounge

October 26, 2009

Final agenda

Forum objectives:

  1. 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.
  2. Enable representatives of community groups to better understand the mandates and programs of federal institutions in this area.
  3. 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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