“Community engagement for social justice and social change”
The Mennonite New Life Centre has identified community engagement as one of three organizational priorities in our Strategic Plan for 2009-2012. We believe that full integration happens when newcomers participate in shaping their own environment, exercising leadership through reflection and action on social justice issues.
In recent years, our community engagement work has focused on building civic participation to address systemic barriers to fair and meaningful employment in newcomer communities. We work alongside immigrants and refugees to: build analysis and policy recommendations, develop advocacy skills and understanding of our political context, and establish partnerships for collective action and a stronger, more effective voice.
“To work for justice requires us to give priority to the dignity of the person – the first step is to make people active agents of their own lives.”
Funding for this work comes from private foundations, individual donations, and other non-government sources.
For more information, contact our Community Engagement Coordinator, Adriana Salazar, at 416-699-4527 ext. 229 – firstname.lastname@example.org