News & Events

September 8th, 2011

Taste of Russia is planned as a cultural and social event that will combine presentation of authentic Russian cuisine, presentation of arts and shows from various Russian Speaking Ethnic Groups.

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Open forum discussion of a qualitative research project at the York Regional Community Safety Village October 20, 2011

The representatives of Little Russia have attended an open forum discussion as part of a qualitative research project at the York Regional Community Safety Village. The event was attended by various community representatives and leaders and everyone was given an opportunity to provide their input and ideas on the topic of "In order for York Regional Police to enhance its relationship with visible minority community within our region we need to pay attention to…". Several central ideas emerged from the discussion and included focusing on youth and building better relationships with schools, putting effort into reducing fear and distrust of new immigrants towards police and developing culturally relevant and accessible crime prevention and rehabilitation programs for member of the community. All the topics were identified and posted for participants. The second stage of the event required attendees to pick a topic of their interest and attend a discussion group for that topic. In the smaller group discussion, each topic was explored in greater depth with other members of the community and suggestions recorded. This project is meant to severe as a foundation for developing programs and strategies for York Regional Police to form links with various communities in the region. The event also affirmed York Regional Police department's commitment and support for engaging the communities of the region and paved way for further collaboration with the Little Russia Association. The representatives of Little Russia have attended an open forum discussion as part of a qualitative research project at the York Regional Community Safety Village. The event was attended by various community representatives and leaders and everyone was given an opportunity to provide their input and ideas on the topic of "In order for York Regional Police to enhance its relationship with visible minority community within our region we need to pay attention to…". Several central ideas emerged from the discussion and included focusing on youth and building better relationships with schools, putting effort into reducing fear and distrust of new immigrants towards police and developing culturally relevant and accessible crime prevention and rehabilitation programs for member of the community. All the topics were identified and posted for participants. The second stage of the event required attendees to pick a topic of their interest and attend a discussion group for that topic. In the smaller group discussion, each topic was explored in greater depth with other members of the community and suggestions recorded. This project is meant to severe as a foundation for developing programs and strategies for York Regional Police to form links with various communities in the region. The event also affirmed York Regional Police department's commitment and support for engaging the communities of the region and paved way for further collaboration with the Little Russia Association.