NPI is a program designed to support Quebec’s minority English-speaking communities in improving and maintaining access to the full range of Health and Social Services. ACDPN is one among 20 community organizations and networks that are in partnership with the Community Health and Social Service Networks (CHSSN). NPI is funded by Health Canada and managed by CHSSN.
ACDPN adds another layer by focusing on issues specific to the English-speaking Black community that faces specific challenges due to their double minority status in Quebec as it pertains to not only language but also ethnicity.
Activities under our NPI program include:
- Developing partnerships and identify opportunities for collaboration to increase access to health and social services for English speaking members of black community.
- Advocacy efforts to inform and sensitize public institutions on the challenges facing the English-speaking Black community as well as the efficacy of community-institutional partnerships and the cultural adaptation of health and social service programs in improving outcomes.
- Increasing our visibility for ACDPN to become a central resource to community and public partners when interfacing with Black English-speaking families in need of services.
- Augmenting the use of the health and social support services by members of the English-speaking Black community by bridging the gap between the public services network and the black community members that they serve.
- By sharing the skills and tools acquired with network members, ACDPN will act as a leader with regards to organizational development and capacity building and encourage the emergence and sustainability of more strong community organizations to better serve the English-speaking Black community in Montreal.
Developing a collective planning strategy to bring together stakeholders in an effort to identify key priorities for the English-speaking Black community in order to speak with one voice when addressing these issues with all levels of government.