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Rosemount – Petite Patrie April 17, 2011 RBC Community Assessment Report.

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1 Rosemount – Petite Patrie April 17, 2011 RBC Community Assessment Report

2 Presentation Outline Priorities review Methodology Brief History Secondary data analysis Strengths/weaknesses Primary considerations Risk Factors Project Options

3 Our Strategic Priorities – Corporate Prayer Community Transformation Leadership Development

4 Community Transformation Community Assessment Direct Program Delivery Strategic Partnerships

5 Research Project Options Informs building strategy

6 Assessment Methodology Recruit assessment team – create strategy Secondary research analysis (Census Canada, local studies) Stakeholder Interviews (service providers, community agencies – 10 total) Roundtable participation (youth, food security) Second round of stakeholder interviews with selected key informants Information Synthesis/Recommendations

7 Brief History – Rosemount /Petite-Patrie Montreal expands to the North to Rosemount Trans-Canada Railway construction begins Construction of Angus Shops (Mr. Dandurand and associate Mr. Holt). Rosemount (1905) named after Mr. Dandurand’s wife (Rose Phillips) merged with Montreal Little Italy -> Mr. Catelli opens pasta plant Botanical Garden opens Inauguration Marche Jean Talon Angus Shop closes and social housing is created in its place (largest in Canada) Creation of Rosemount/Petite Patrie Borough (120 sq km, one of the largest boroughs of Montreal)

8 Secondary Data – 2 km Radius Population 83, dwellings/31685 Rental 6790 children between 5 and 14 (now 9-18) Lone Parent Families (80 % female-led) English spoken at home Visible Minorities (15% ) 1. Black Latin American Arab Chinese South Asian Note: Spanish highest mother tongue spoken amongst non-official languages 3225 (CMA 201 highest)

9 Secondary Data – Rosemount North High Risk / Prevalency vs Montreal Average 1. Seniors 65+ living below poverty line 30.9% vs 17% 2. Senior population 65+ living alone 50.4% vs 35.9% 3. Single-led female families below poverty line 44.2% vs 32.2 %, medium income $28,564 vs $33, Percentage of single-led families amongst all families 40.7% vs 33% 5. Immigrants 21.5% vs 30.7%

10 Community Strengths Community organizations working well together. Development of knowledge sharing between community and government agencies is progressive. Organization Entre Gens provides after school homework help to 8 schools. A number of organizations participate in food security coalition and are looking to create information link amongst service providers. Government agencies such as CLSC, CDC, and CDEC are very engaged in facilitating cooperation.

11 Main Community Drivers CDC CDEC CLSC

12 Community - Limitations Family Support: many single led, reconstituted families, newcomers. Elderly represent a large sector of the population (20%) and have much need to alleviate social isolation/restrictions. Street Youth Workers: Most boroughs have at least one, Rosemount has none. Kitchen spaces needed by community organizations to run community kitchens. Limited English services available. Not many churches involved in community programming. Lack of transformational/innovative programming.

13 Levels of intervention Crisis assistance Individual and community development Advocacy

14 Primary considerations Continue to participate on community roundtables and also seek to connect with other churches in the community. Create an expanded vision to use church space to maximum capacity for serving the community and outreach. Look to partner with local community organizations ie. space provision for community kitchen. Build strategic partnerships with organizations to help RBC increase knowledge, capacity, and funding opportunities. Consider developing transformational projects that focus on youth, single-led households, the elderly, and newcomers.

15 Risk Factors Volunteer recruitment /capacity Increased risk of property damage should we partner with community organizations. Language barriers in interacting with the community Difficulty to integrate French/other languages into our church constituency. Financial capacity Leadership capacity

16 Sample project ideas Newcomer Assistance Food Vouchers for first six months in Canada. Provide meal every second week when distributing vouchers. Provide referral and cultural informational during meeting times. Matching prayer/financial partners ESL training.

17 Sample project ideas Elderly Assistance Assist in providing assistance through giving rides, phone- calls etc. Provide information on how to access resources available in the community. Offer language assistance to English residents. Matching prayer partners Create links with 60+

18 Sample project ideas Single-led family assistance Temporary childcare ie Saturday mornings Relational counseling An English connection for English residents Matching prayer partners Create links with divorce care, Alpha etc.

19 Sample project ideas Collective kitchens Partner with existing organizations in the community. Offer space and kitchen facility for project sustainability. Create curiosity about other RBC programs.

20 Sample project ideas Youth Program Partner with existing organizations in the community or Para-church ministries (i.e. Youth Unlimited). Offer resources for project sustainability. Create curiosity about other RBC programs.

21 RBC – A responding church James 2: What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?

22 Inspirational quote “Do all the good you can, By all the means that you can, In all the ways that you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as you ever can.” - John Wesley


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