St. James Town Leadership Forum 2020
What is SPN ?
SJTSPN has a long history of collaboration between service providers’ and residents. The St. James Town Service Providers’ Network (SJTSPN) started 22 years ago, in response to requests for better coordination and service planning. Today, the SJTSPN is a collection of 43 agencies and institutions that are committed to navigation, coordination, collaboration, and advocacy. Subcommittees of the SJTSPN evolve as a result of community identified needs, and include representation from residents and service providers.
Who is the Leadership ?
Leadership Forum participants include leaders and decision makers from a diverse group of stakeholders with the common vision of making St. James Town a neighbourhood of choice to call home.
We are committed service coordination, integration and collaboration to achieve sustainable outcomes for a community built on trust, neighbourly care, equity and the diversity of our residents.
Community Engagement and Advocacy
Neighbourhood Based Activities
Population Specific Activities
Advancing our Social Charter
The SJT Social Charter outlines a community vision and helps to guide our collective work in 4 action areas. It will be implemented by the community, SJTSPN, subcommittees, Health Access/The Corner. The Leadership Forum is also an opportunity to reflect on the social charter, identify our collective abilities, and solidify institutional support towards the advancement of the social charter and the SJTSPN.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
We value our diversity and differences as a strength, and acknowledge the importance of mutual trust and reciprocity within the community.
We value close contact with friends, family and neighbours, strong social networks, so- cial gatherings and activities and that the community feels a sense of belonging.
We value the importance of our community getting involved in addressing local issues and advocating for changes through both formal (eg. voting and participation in democratic processes) and informal means (volunteering, faith or cultural groups, grassroots initiatives or organizations)
Domains / Action Areas
- Create a culture of Reduce, Repair, Reuse and Recycle.
- Develop Green initiatives, like gardening.
- Champion access togreen, accessible and livable spaces.
- Advocate to and holdpublic and private systems accountable.
- Reduce social isolation to improve our mental and physical well being.
- Raise awareness on health and wellbeing.
- Support seniors to age at home in a safe environment.
- Support youth in reaching their potential.
- Connect communities to health care and preventative services.
SAFE & RESPONSIVE
- Connect neighbours and local groups to support one another.
- Raise awareness about safety measures and practices.
- Work with public and private systems in improving and maintaining safe and secure building standards and neighbourhood infrastructure.
SKILLED & THRIVING
- Create skill building opportunities that support employment.
- Develop opportunities that promote social entrepreneurship.
- Work with businesses and organisations to promote local hiring.