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Renfrew-Collingwood INTERactive Project : . Promoting Interculturalism through Physical Activity in the Renfrew Collingwood area . KIN 465: Rachael Lamb-Yorski, Monica Wilkins, Jeff Quach, Jag Sandu . Presentation Outline . Project Background Project Goals Project Components (circles) - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Renfrew-Collingwood INTERactive Project: Promoting Interculturalism through Physical Activity in the Renfrew Collingwood area KIN 465: Rachael Lamb-Yorski, Monica Wilkins, Jeff Quach, Jag Sandu MonicaPresentation Outline Project Background Project Goals Project Components (circles)Events and activities Has PA and intercultural understanding been increased?What has worked well, what has not, and suggestions: Where do we go from here?

MonicaOur Process Went to meetings at CNH to get familiar with project Group discussion with Donna Analyzed various documents: meeting minutes, diagrams, surveyEach of us meet and interviewed different project leads from 4 different circles: via phone, email, and dialogue Finally, collaborated all information gathered as a group

Monica Images from: google images and blocktalk.caMonica

Diversity of rcncommunity demographicsCNH Renfrew CCmany parks and other areas for PA

Language and ImmigrationRenfrew CollingwoodVancouverMother Tongue (single response)19962001200620112011English32.0%27.3%25.5%28.9%50.2%French0.5%0.5%0.5%0.5%1.5%Chinese39.3%43.6%42.7%37.0%22.1%Tagalog3.1%4.2%6.0%7.4%3.2%Vietnamese3.0%4.4%4.0%4.3%1.8%Punjabi4.0%3.9%2.5%2.5%2.6%Hindi2.6%2.4%2.0%1.6%0.7%Monica-increase in immigrationProject Background RCASN has been applying interculturalism to their agenda for the past 20 years

About 3-4 years ago leaders changed in the RCASN, so the board wanted to ensure the value of interculturalism was embedded in the strategic direction of the neighbourhood

It was from the RCASN, personal connections, and one on one relationship building that created the community partners of this project

In April the community partners sent out a survey which identified 10 major barriers to participation and 8-focus groups in the neighbourhood Rachael:

- The Renfrew Collingwood Area Services Network has been focusing on using interculturalism in the Refrew collingwood area for the past 20 years - About 3-4 years ago, with a change of leaders on the RCASN, the board wanted to ensure the value of interculturalism was embedded in the strategic direction of the neighbourhood - through the RCASN, personal connections and one on one relationship building the community partners of the project came to be: the community partners were interested in increasing social connections in the neighbourhood, and also increasing more walking, biking, and physical activity by using an intercultural lens - The community partners in April created a survey, which identified 10 major barriers to participation in the nieghbourhood and 8 focus groups in the neighbourhoodProject Inception Survey identified 8 focus groups: people with low income, new immigrants (3 years or less), socially isolated seniors, people who dont speak English, people with mental health challenges, single parent families, middle years children (6 12 year olds), and First Nations families 4 different group circles involved in project

Rachael - the survey identified 10 barriers to non-participation, 8 focus groups, and types of PA or sports that have been observed as intercultural in the RC neighbourhood- Also in the project inception 4 different circles were created to take on different roles to improve interculturalism and PA participation in the area

Project Goal to increase and deepen relationships between people different from each other and increase physical activity of Renfrew Collingwood residents and workers. Neighbourhood organizations, residents and UBC students and faculty will work together to increase intercultural relations and physical activities and reach out to people that are not participating - Renfrew-Collingwood Intercultural, Health and Physical Activity Initiative

RachaelProject Components: Circles

Community Partners Connectors CommunicatorsKnowledge Exchange Rachael

large outer circle= the project as a wholethe smaller inner circles= are the different groups within the project that have their own individual roles within the project the rectangles represent - the sharing and collaboration btw the circles

Community Partners Collingwood Neighbourhood House (CNH)Windermere Family of Schools Renfrew Park Community CentreEvergreen Health Centre Collingwood Community Policing UBC School of KinesiologyCollingwood Business Improvement AreaBetter at Home (Renfrew Collingwood Community Action Group for Seniors' Independence)

Image from: project circles meetingRachael - There are a variety of Community partners which represent different disciplines, for example the two major rec centres in the area: Renfrew Park community centre and the CNH and the Community Police - Community partners started as the steering circle, but changed their name to the Community Partners because there were no longer the only ones guiding the project

Knowledge Exchange Intercultural knowledge exchange circle focused on exchanging theoretical and practical knowledge, creating a vibrant learning environment for all the project Aim at bringing knowledge from university into the neighbourhood and bringing knowledge of the neighbourhood practice into the university Development and Implementation of 3 UBC CBEL projects:- Windermere School Group - Illustrator Group - Action Dialogue Group

Image from: project circle meetings JeffName change from UBC circle to Knowledge exchange to promote more inclusivity amongst all in projectPast UBC students roles in the project have also been importantJesss role in connectors circle, Megans role in communicator circle and Jules work with Axel are a few examples of thisKnowledge exchange promotes ideas of mutual learning

Connectors 8 connectors representing different target demographicsRoles: Map what PA exists in the neighbourhoodConnect!Encourage PAConnect across culturesTry something new

Image from: project circle meetings Monicapeople who make the program a realityfrom a variety of different backgroundsmeet once a month interact with people throughout the greater neighbourhood (parks, schools, community centres)encourage people to use be active, connect across cultures and try something newindividuals bring own skillseg connectors keep journals to mark progress She, her husband and daughter are new to the environment, I let them know about the programs at both centres for the whole family and for each individualconnected with 133 people by november 4th!

Nasib's CardMonicaCommunicators Set up multiple communication avenues: googledoc, social media content plan, designed temporary logo, organized workshops, created adds, maps, toolkit, and inventory, newspaper published articles, Work with Connectors to establish lines of communication with community partners

Image from: project circle meetingsJagAlso print designs and Zumba videos. Project Events and Activities Project meetings once a month Connector outreach assignment Movie and Zumba night in the parkTuesday Walks with Nasib and PA challengesBecause of the communicators' newspaper publications and articles, as well hand-bills there is a greater awareness of PA initiatives in the area Community Partners look at existing resources and events (ie: Collingwood Days) and question/challenge if they promote interculturalismnot meant to be an extra arm of work for community partners, but to look within existing resources - Project meetings once a month - Connector outreach assignment (various locations throughout neighbourhood) - Movie and Zumba night in the park (partnership with Collingwood Community Policing) - Tuesday Walks with Nasib and PA challenges/questions (how many minutes of PA do you do?)- Because of the communicators' newspaper publications and articles, as well hand-bills there is a greater awareness of PA initiatives in the area - Community Partners look at existing resources and events (ie: Collingwood Days) and question/challenge if they promote interculturalism

JeffPA challengeswalking to CalgaryRC INTERactive physical activity weekBike to work week

Tinikling Workshop we organized with the Seniors Wellness Group where a bunch of community members got to try out this traditional Filipino folk dance. You could add this under Activities and Events. Intercultural Development from the Project Intercultural and intergenerational connections through personal connections and meeting new people in physical activity settingsStories of changes Interculturalism is a difficult, slow, and time consuming endeavor to pursue Language to explain Interculturalism is still lacking Student involvement provides bridging of knowledge between RC group and UBC students Gives student opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to a practical setting

JeffMixed opinions throughout project membersKnowledge exchange at least had positive experiences with itWendy mentioned she felt like this was the most meaningful project in terms of new things she has learned despite it being in the twilight years of her careerDonna mentioned she learned lots of new skills from being involved in the projectPhysical Activity Improvements via Project Physical activity being incorporated into beginning of meetings Connectors practicing what they preach Increased awareness of physical activity in the neighbourhood: increase in use of recreation areas in RC More walking groupsGreater participation via connectors: new participators and old participators trying new things JeffWhat is Working Well A diverse groups of individuals, who bring a wide variety of assests to the projectSupport throughout entire project and within the circles individually Sense of belonging in the connector circle People are passionate about what they are doingRegular meetings and communicationMore new connections are being made, and people are trying new thingsIntercultural c