The Peel Multicultural Council (PMC) and Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services (Polycultural) are teaming up together to propose a project targeted at addressing barriers to accessing services for victims of family violence/gender based violence (FV/GBV) in Peel, as well as individuals struggling with mental health challenges because of domestic violence/absue. The project will focus on the needs of racialized minorities, immigrants, and other vulnerable groups of women who confront structural impediments to a safe, welcoming and inclusive living in Peel. It will develop strategies and solutions to address the complex problem of family violence and mental health in Peel by making the best use currently available human resources. The project will entail train frontline workers from community organizations Peel Region to enhance their skills and knowledge about FV/GBV, their impact on victims’ mental health, as well as skills to respond effectively and promote safety outcomes for their clients.
The PMC and Polycultural are soliciting proposals from qualified consultants to develop a comprehensive training curriculum, and conduct training sessions to frontline workers to enable them recognize the signs of FV/GBV, resulting mental health issues when serving clients and be able to provide necessary initial non-therapeutic support, make effective referrals for client safety/wellness, and other resources, if available. We invite appropriate candidates to submit a proposal by October 7, 2022 for consideration. Upon approval, the training proposal is expected to start on October 17, 2022 and finish by August 25, 2023.