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Title: Success In The City Examining Aboriginal Youth Moving From Rural To Urban Communities


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Success In The City Examining Aboriginal Youth
Moving From Rural To Urban Communities
  • Vancouver Native Health Society

2
Overview
  • Research Need
  • Description of the Project
  • Community Engagement
  • Research Benefits and Best Practices

3
Project Background
  • United Native Nations and Vancouver Native Health
    Society identified a gap
  • Poor transition of youth from rural communities
    to urban centres
  • Many factors contribute to youth moving to the
    city (i.e. Employment, education, poor housing,
    abuse)
  • Youth are often unprepared for the move

4
Project Background
  • The study was to determine the causes of the poor
    transition from rural communities to cities
  • The project suggests ways to support and ease the
    transition
  • Consultation with various community groups
  • Funding from National Crime Prevention Centre

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Description of Project
  • Purpose of project
  • to examine the tendencies of rural Aboriginal
    youth moving to urban centres.
  • To identify and share innovative ways to ensure
    the smooth transition of Aboriginal youth from
    rural communities to urban centres

6
Description of Project
  • Objectives
  • To identify potential risks and positive supports
    for youth moving from rural to urban settings
  • To raise community awareness of potential risks
    for youth relocating
  • To provide a concrete resource for both rural and
    urban communities to successfully integrate youth
    into new environments

7
Methodology
  • Established contacts in communities
  • Literature Review
  • Focus Groups (based on gaps in literature review)
  • Addition of Metis focus group
  • Community Forums
  • Questionnaire

8
Advisory Committee
  • Circle of Eagles Lodge
  • Vancouver Aboriginal Council
  • Vancouver Native Health Society
  • Luma Native Housing
  • Urban Native Youth Association

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Community Input
  • What we were trying to achieve
  • Understand service providers awareness of the
    issues
  • Existing barriers
  • Available supports to remove barriers
  • Suggested support services
  • Useful tools for youth moving to city

10
Research Benefits
  • Justified funding for concrete programs and on
    the ground initiatives
  • Community based solutions
  • Built community awareness of the issues
  • Increased focus on the issues
  • Peer support and advice (Focus Group)

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Best Practices
  • Recognize diversity of communities
  • Do your homework
  • Dont make assumptions
  • Build in ample time for consultation/scheduling
  • Be prepared and flexible
  • Community relationships
  • What is in it for them (not paternalistic)
  • Hire locally, advisory committee,

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Best Practices
  • Bring the right team
  • Cultural sensitivity training is a must!
  • Encourage funders to pay for food
  • Give the research back to the community

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Cole Rheaume
  • Cole Rheaume
  • 604-253-2395
  • 1-866-929-2395
  • Mikmwesu_at_telus.net
  • www.nationtalk.ca
  • Community Development
  • Community Bridging
  • Aboriginal Awareness Training
  • Stakeholder/Community Consultation
  • Fundraising
  • Proposal Writing
  • Event Planning
  • Organizational Development
  • Program Planning Implementation
  • Facilitation
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