Somali mothers (MCIS) had a meeting with the Executive Director of Toronto Police Board to finalize the MOU.
We hope that TPSB will approve to sign the MOU on December 16,2019 at 1:30 pm at the Toronto City Hall.
On July 31, 2019, a group of mothers provided a presentation to the Board on “A Crack in the Sky” (MCIS). The presentation was based on a Somali proverb that states that “if people come together, they can even mend a crack in the sky.” This sentiment is the basis of a community led action plan to address the alarming rates of youth violence among Somali-Canadians, which violence has increased community trauma and fragmentation.
In their presentation, the group highlighted three core elements that they wanted to directly collaborate with the Board on: Transparency, Building Trust, and Community Safety.
The Board received the presentation and agreed to pursue opportunities for partnership with Midaynta to improve community safety in the Somali-Canadian community in the City of Toronto.