Anti-racism Resources for Children
Anti-racism work remains top of mind and underway at Waterloo Region Immigration Partnership! They have recently added some resources to its #RacialEquityWR Webpage to help parents talk to their kids about racism. For example, check out this UNICEF article about how to start this conversation with children: https://www.unicef.org/parenting/talking-to-your-kids-about-racism. Visit www.racialequitywr.ca for more Anti-Racism Resources for families such as “How to Talk Honestly With Children About Racism,” “Tips for How to Talk to Kids About Racism and Social Justice,” and more.
Waterloo Region Residents Can Help Afghan and Other Refugees Restart Their Lives
Join community partners in welcoming refugees to our region! Residents are invited to make monetary donations to the Immigration Partnership Fund or Reception House to support resettlement initiatives for Afghans and other refugees.
As the weather gets colder, warm clothing (both indoor and outdoor clothing) will become more critical. Please donate any winter clothing for Afghan families to Thrift on Kent in Kitchener.
Visit http://immigrationwaterlooregion.ca/afghanresettlement for more information on the Afghan Resettlement in Waterloo Region!
Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council
BE A LEADER ON THE YOUTH ACTION GROUP!
The Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council (WRCPC) and Community Justice Initiative (CJI) are hiring youth (ages 17-24) for a 3 month paid commitment. They are looking to work with BIPOC youth leaders to lead, direct, and create the Crime Prevention Council of Waterloo Region’s Youth Engagement Strategy (YES!)
For more information about this opportunity or to download a PDF to share, take a look at the posting here: https://preventingcrime.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Youth-action-group-infographic.pdf
JOIN US UPSTREAM: A Virtual (Re)Thinking Series
The Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council is bringing back the Upstream Speaker Series with all new webinars! Upstream approaches to community safety and wellbeing are about more than just the absence of crime; they are about creating a place where everyone has a range of opportunities to grow, learn, work, play, connect, love, and be loved. Together we can start upstream and stop problems before they start.
The first new upcoming event will be on Thursday, November 25th from 7-9:30pm held over zoom and will be discussing Our Community in Transformation: Next Steps Towards Becoming a Restorative Region. For more information, links to registration and previous event recordings please visit the WRCPC website at: bit.ly/UPstreamSeries
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