URBAN ABORIGINAL YOUTH FACILITATIVE TRAINING

December 2015, TASSC gathered Urban youth from Thunder Bay, Ontario, and 10 various youth from 5 Aboriginal youth councils in Toronto.

Over the course of  days the youth gained knowledge of Focused Conversations, and Group Facilitation Methods. On the third day the youth demonstrated their new skills by facilitating their own youth engagement session.

 

 

 

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TASSC is seeking the services of a research consultant / consultancy with an expertise in community engagement to deliver a revised Toronto Aboriginal Research Project: TARP 2019; highlighting a community plan for Toronto’s diverse Indigenous community.

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THE Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council would like to acknowledge the dedication and support from the urban Indigenous community and our TASSC Member Organizations as we continue to grow as the leading community-based research, non-profit policy development and advocacy organization for the First Nations. Inuit, and Métis people living in the GTA.

 

 

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ABOUT THE TORONTO ABORIGINAL SUPPORT SERVICES COUNCIL

                               TARP REPORT

The Toronto Aboriginal Research Project (TARP) Report is the largest and most comprehensive study of Indigenous people in Toronto ever conducted. With a sample of over 1,400 individuals, 14 topics studied and seven methodologies utilized, the TARP Report provides an important picture of the current situation, aspirations, and challenges facing Indigenous people in the Greater Toronto Area.

ABOUT TORONTO ABORIGINAL SUPPORT SERVICES COUNCIL (TASSC)

MISSION

TASSC is the leading not-for-profit research, policy, and advocacy organization that addresses the social determinants of health to improve and enhance the socio-economic prospects and cultural well-being of Aboriginal peoples living in the City of Toronto.

VISION

  • To build a healthy and vibrant environment while increasing the capacity of Aboriginal people to create a self-sufficient community in Toronto
  • To guide future generations as strong carriers of Aboriginal culture while achieving socio-economic success.

HISTORY

TASSC is the successor organization to an informal group of Aboriginal executives called the Toronto Aboriginal Social Services Association (TASSA). Established in the mid-1990s, TASSA met to collectively raise the issues of Aboriginal peoples in the City of Toronto and to share information across organizations. In 2009, TASSA commissioned the Toronto Aboriginal Research Project (TARP) Report, the largest and most comprehensive study ever conducted of Aboriginal peoples in Toronto.

In May 2011, TASSA incorporated and became TASSC, a name more suited to the services TASSC’s member organizations provide. TASSC released the TARP: Final Report in November 2011, which is important because it provides a picture of the current situation, aspirations, and challenges facing Aboriginal peoples in the City of Toronto. One of TASSC’s objectives is to implement the report’s recommendations though consultation and collaboration.

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    Urban Aboriginal Youth Group Facilitative Training

STRATEGIC PLAN

LEADERSHIP IN ABORIGINAL COMMUNITY-BASED RESEARCH

TASSC will assume a facilitator and stewardship role in Aboriginal community-based research, using findings to influence policy changes.

ADVANCING ABORIGINAL ISSUES THROUGH POLICY

TASSC will act as a collective voice for its member organizations. Our message will be determined through collaborative discussion.

ENHANCING CAPACITY OF ABORIGINAL ORGANIZATIONS

TASSC will assist in succession planning activities with its  member organizations. Ensuring continuity is key. We will create mentoring opportunities for students from universities and colleges at our member organizations.

ENSURING A RESILIENT ORGANIZATION

TASSC will continuously strengthen the organization by increasing membership, sharing our knowledge and our history, engaging the Aboriginal community, and developing relationships and partnerships.

 

ASSOCIATE  MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS

MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS

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