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Neighbours, Friends and Families
Immigrant and Refugee Communities Campaign Hamilton

 

Hamilton Urban Core has been providing leadership for the Neighbours, Friends and Families (NFF) Immigrant and Refugee Communities Campaign in Hamilton since 2009. The Centre identified best practices for addressing violence against women in immigrant and refugee communities, and recognized that diverse communities must be at the center of the campaign.


The NFF Immigrant and Refugee Communities Campaign in Hamilton involved the collaboration of community members, leaders, and organizations serving immigrant and refugee women and their families in Hamilton. The initiative is based on the knowledge that comprehensive, coordinated, and culturally safe strategies are needed to engage immigrant and refugee women in leadership roles to raise awareness about the warning signs related to violence against women, increase community accountability related to violence against women and to encourage community leaders to take action in their respective communities or groups.

The documents and reports reflect the journey of the NFF Immigrant and Refugee Communities Campaign in Hamilton over the years and may serve as a guide to others who may be interested in adapting and implementing an NFF Immigrant and Refugee Communities Campaign in their community. The content is based on the experiences of Hamilton Urban Core in partnership with the Immigrants Working Centre (previously Immigrant Women’s Centre) and various multicultural or ethno-specific groups during the implementation of the NFF Immigrant and Refugee Communities Campaigns in Hamilton.


Neighbours, Friends and Families (NFF) is a public education campaign to raise awareness of the signs of woman abuse so that those close to an at-risk woman or an abusive man can help. For information about NFF in Ontario click more....

Recognizing that violence against immigrant and refugee women as a gravely important issue, the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) has joined forces with the Ontario Women's Directorate (OWD) to facilitate Neighbours, Friends and Families (NFF) Immigrant and Refugee Communities campaign. For further information about NFF Immigrant and Refugee Communities click more....

NFF Immigrant and Refugee Communities Journey in Hamilton

2012-2014

  NFF Hamilton Model Final Report
Intended to foster community organizing, the goal of the NFF Hamilton Campaign is to provide culturally appropriate information and strategies for immigrant and refugee communities to know the warning signs of abuse, to support women who are impacted by abuse and to make the community a safe place for women.

  NFF Best Practices Final Report
Best practices related to the Neighbours, Friends and Families (NFF) Project are framed by Hamilton Urban Core’s approaches and competencies including the CHC Model of Care and the Centre’s Core Competencies and each best practice has an organizational connection to both the model of care and to one or more of the core competencies.

  Neighbours Friends and Families Fact Sheet #1

  Neighbours Friends and Families Fact Sheet #2

  Neighbours Friends and Families Fact Sheet #3

  Neighbours Friends and Families Fact Sheet #4


  NFF Article in the Women's Press
Raising awareness about NFF Immigrant and Refugee Communities Hamilton through an article in the Women’s Press in recognition of International Women’s Day (see page 8)

2014-2016

  NFF Immigrant and Refugee Communities Hamilton Report
This report reflects the journey of the NFF Immigrant and Refugee Communities Campaign in Hamilton over the past year and may serve as a guide to others who may be interested in adapting and implementing an NFF Immigrant and Refugee Communities Campaign in their community.

  NFF Immigrant and Refugee Communities Hamilton Evaluation Report
The report provides the results of the evaluations and recommendations for future NFF Immigrant and Refugee Communities Campaigns using Hamilton Urban Core’s model.

  NFF Immigrant and Refugee Communities Campaign in Hamilton: Guidelines for Community Action Leaders
The guideline is a tool that provides future Community Action Leaders or organizers with a template to adapt in their community to help raise awareness about violence against women and using healthy families as a culturally safe approach.

  Design Looms for Community Action Leaders
The Design Looms for Community Action Leaders is comprised of six design looms that serve as a step-by-step guide for facilitators.

  NFF Booklet
A booklet for community organization to use as a tool for raising awareness about best practices for supporting immigrant and refugee communities on issues of violence against women.

  A Communication Approach for Engaging Immigrant and Refugee Communities Online


  NFF Immigrant and Refugee Communities Fact Sheet I


  NFF Immigrant and Refugee Communities Fact Sheet II


  NFF special edition of Unpack Magazine


  NFF Special Edition Newsletter
In honour of International Women’s Day, Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre recognizes the efforts of exceptional Community Action Leaders ….

  Culturally Safe Approaches and Tools to Address Violence Against Women Webinar - I
Introduction to a Culturally Safe Approach to Address Violence Against Women, you will be learn about the rationale for the project including its approach, important areas of focus for the model, and the role of CHCs and community organizations in addressing violence against women in immigrant and refugee communities.

  Culturally Safe Approaches and Tools to Address Violence Against Women Webinar - II
Tools for Implementing a Culturally Safe Initiative to Address Violence Against Women, you will learn about the three culturally safe tools Hamilton Urban Core developed to support CHCs and community organizations deliver the project in their communities that are now freely available. Tools include the Design Looms for Community Action Leader Training, Guidelines for Community Action Leaders, and a Report for organizations on how to implement the camping using Hamilton Urban Core’s approach in their communities.

 

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