September 18, 2017
2:00 pm to 3:00 pmAdd to Calendar (iCal) Add to Google Calendar
About the Session:
Communities across Ontario are increasingly applying collaborative models for responding to risk and promoting community well-being. Situation Tables represent a “whole of community” approach to supporting individuals who are at high risk of harm – e.g. crime, mental health crisis, victimization, homelessness. The proactive multi-sector interventions conducted by Situation Table teams seek to prevent negative outcomes before they require an emergency response. Since their establishment in Ontario in 2012, the number of Situation Tables has grown to over 40 and, with innovation, comes the need to assess, share, learn, and adapt. This session will explore unique perspectives on the advancement and potential of Situation Tables across Ontario. Stakeholders at three layers of action – local partnership, grass-roots community of practice, and Provincial Ministry – will share their contributions to this collaborative model. Leveraging each other’s expertise and resources, each plays an important role in promoting an evidence-informed model that supports those most at risk.
Stephanie Lefebvre has over 15 years of experience in health promotion and leadership of community partnerships. Prior to joining CMHA-Sudbury/Manitoulin in 2014, she held positions as Manager, Health Equity with the Sudbury & District Health Unit and Knowledge Exchange Specialist with the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health. Stephanie holds a Masters in Social Work and is passionate about creating opportunities for all community members to live life to the fullest.
Scott Mckean is the Manager of Community Development, Safety & Well-being for the City of Toronto. In that role, Scott works to enhance community safety and reduce vulnerability for people, families, and places in Toronto’s neighbourhoods. Prior to joining the City of Toronto, Scott worked in the community sector where he developed programs and services for vulnerable, high-risk, gang involved young people as well as the support model for the Out of the Cold emergency shelter
Claudia Tenuta has a BA in Criminology and Psychology and over 16 years of experience with the Ontario Public Service. Currently, as a Community Safety Analyst with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Public Safety Division, she contributes to initiatives that promote community safety and well-being in Ontario, including leading the Risk-driven Tracking Database Project.