Project: An Update of the Richmond Youth Service Plan 2008-2012
Client: SPARC BC for the City of Richmond
Project Timeline: 2014
Area of Expertise: Project Management / Research / Data Analysis / Writing
Olga Shcherbyna as a Project Manager, Senior Researcher and Writer; Isabella Matk and Maureen Mendoza, as Researchers and Writers.
Diversity Clues Consulting Inc. was retained by SPARC BC as a partnering consulting agency to update the Richmond’s Youth Service Plan 2008-2012.
PHASE 1: to conduct an environmental scan of existing services, programs and policies relevant to Richmond’s youth and develop an updated youth community profile. The final report was submitted to the City of Richmond in December 2013. The purpose of the Environmental Scan Report (the Report) was to (1) to update, analyze and consolidate demographic data and information relevant to the youth in Richmond; (2) to review existing Youth Service Plan and the programs,policies, functions and services relevant to the youth in Richmond; (3) to explore “promising practices” in developing and implementing the youth strategies in other urban, multicultural cities. The findings were to inform the update of the Youth Service Plan 2014-2018.
PHASE 2: to consolidate the findings from public and stakeholder consultations with the findings from the environmental scan and write an updated Youth Service Plan 2014-2018.
Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus will be hosting the first of three evening dialogues on March 24 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in room 5140. Newcomers to Canada will take a look at the best practices and opportunities for both employers and job seekers.
Speakers include certified career development practitioner Afshan Bsaria, community health worker Clementine Iweh, employment specialist Matthew Pape and community services assistant Yousef Nasimi from the City of Surrey, and recent immigrant Drastant Mehta, who can share his knowledge and experience to help others settle to their life in Canada.
The event is part of the Employment Dialogue Series, jointly presented by the SFU Surrey – TD Community Engagement Centre, WorkBC, Surrey Libraries and the City of Surrey. The next dialogues will take place on April 14 and May 5.
Rachel Nelson, coordinator, community relations and engagement, 778.782.8082, firstname.lastname@example.org