Join us for a lively discussion on
causes and solutions
to youth violence in Mississauga
Erin Mills Youth Outreach Program
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
at 7 p.m.
Erin Mills United Church
3010 The Collegeway, Mississauga, ON
The Honourable Dr. Alvin Curling,
co-author of the report "Roots of Youth Violence"
Suhanna Meharchand, CBC News
Chief H.M.(Mike) Metcalf,
Peel Regional Police
Shelley White, Chief Executive Officer,
United Way of Peel Region
Rose Streete, Mississauga Motivational Speaker,
Catherine Kirkpatrick and Karan Malik,
Gonzaga Secondary students
Mississauga - Youth, parents and interested community members are invited to attend a community forum and panel discussion on the "Roots of Youth Violence" to provide input and discuss issues affecting our youth.
"We feel it is important for the community to understand how children, individuals and families are affected by this surge of youth violence. Concerns are being expressed that racism and poverty are some of the underlying issues which need to be addressed in order to foster positive community growth", said Cathy Hughes, Program Director, Erin Mills Youth Outreach Program (EMYOP) - a community outreach ministry of Erin Mills United Church actively serving the West Erin Mills neighbourhood for 12 years.
"We listened to what they told us about the scope and impact of violence on their daily lives. We believe our recommendations, reflecting what we heard, provide a real opportunity for sustainable change", said Dr. Alvin Curling, co-author of the review.
Following Dr. Curling's address and the panellists' comments, audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions and openly share their views on the challenges the youth of our neighbourhood face.
Additional information about the Roots of Youth Violence Review can be found at www.rootsofyouthviolence.on.ca
Erin Mills Youth Outreach Program (EMYOP) @ 905-820-3577