Kelsey Santarossa, WE Value Community Engagement Coordinator, providing opening remarks.
Attendees are welcomed to the official public launch of the WE Value Partnership.
Andrew Lockie, CEO of the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario, speaks to strides that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada allows the WE Value Partnership to make through their Service Delivery Improvement funding.
Hugo Vega, Regional Manager of Settlement and Integration Services for the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario, has been leading the WE Value Partnership initiative and speaks to the work undertaken over the past 15 months of development.
Joyce Zuk, Executive Director of Family Services Windsor Essex, is a partner of the WE Value Partnership and speaks to the capacity focus of the assessment, among other highlights.
Didier Marotte, Executive Director of the Centre communautaire francophone Windsor-Essex-Kent, is a partner and member of the WE Value Steering & Evaluation Committee. Didier speaks to the data that will be generated through this partnership and the ways he looks forward to improving settlement outcomes for newcomers to the region.
Matthew Dunlop, WE Value Project Manager through the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario, provides an overview of the K2 – Pathways to Settlement System that will support the delivery of assessments and collection of data. This system was developed through Salesforce, is extensible and reflects hours of community consultation.
Portraits of clients yet to be served, and stories yet to be heard were strategically placed throughout the theatre. The WE Value Partnership will work to assess over 1,000 newcomers to Windsor-Essex.
Left to Right:
Joyce Zuk, Executive Director of Family Services Windsor-Essex; Didier Marotte, Executive Director of the Centre communautaire francophone Windsor-Essex-Kent; Brian Masse, MP for Windsor-West
WE Value Partnership team members and partners catch up after the public launch.
More information about the WE Value Partnership can be found at www.wevalue.ca