Community Healing Project

About the Community Healing Project for Crime Prevention & Intervention The Community Healing Project for Crime Prevention and Intervention is a prevention project aimed at addressing trauma as a root cause of youth violence and gang involvement. The project supports development of mental health literacy and resiliency in youth 12-24 who have been exposed to community violence. Through peer support certification and trauma informed community workshops, youth learn about trauma, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and hypersensitive flight/fight responses. The City of Toronto partners with community agencies to deliver the project across the city. Communities are identified based on community need and data collection.

Purpose As part of the National Crime Prevention Community Healing Project, the City of Toronto will engage nine Torontonians as part of the Community Healing Project Advisory (CHPA). The purpose of the CHPA is to guide the National Crime Prevention Community Healing Project. Over the course of their term, advisory members will work together to provide oversight, monitoring and evaluation to guide and support project implementation. The CHPA will be supported by City of Toronto and project staff.

Mandate Through direct and ongoing engagement with the Community Healing Project, the CHPA will:

  • provide guidance and advice to National Crime Prevention Community Healing Project staff in the planning, implementation, evaluation and reporting of the Community Healing Project

  • contribute insight, analysis, information, and strategy to the Community Healing Project service and policy planning that impacts outcomes for youth participants and communities engaged in the Community Healing Project

  • participate in monitoring of the National Crime Prevention Community Healing Project sit on working groups, including the Evaluation Advisory

  • support partnership development with vulnerable communities, leaders, organizations and institutions to advance positive outcomes for the project.

Applicants must

  • be over the age of 16 at the time of applying,

  • and reside in Toronto.

Applicants must have at least one of the following:

  • lived, advocacy and/or work experience in

  • youth violence prevention

  • youth sector

  • mental health sector

  • experience in evaluation and/or policy development,been%20exposed%20to%20community%20violence

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