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PAVE Prevention to Provide Training at Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre

PAVE Prevention, led by Olympian CEO Arlene Limas, announces their newest training partnership with Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre, a Toronto area community agency serving the Mississauga community through employment assistance, welcoming Canadian newcomers, and providing family and healthcare services.

PAVE’s training focuses on two essential groups; Community Health Ambassadors, who provide services in the community, and the front desk personnel at DBNC as a solution to common public-facing challenges such as violent or disruptive guests, disagreements amongst staff or guests, or the potential for physical violence. Also participating in this training will be members of local area police that regularly support DBNC. This training will take place over two days on January 10th and 11th, offering 16 hours of integrated safety training to staff on the topics of boundary setting, team cohesion, de-escalation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, trauma-informed practices, and physical personal safety skills. Along with PAVE CEO Arlene Limas, training facilitators for this program are Meg Stone, Executive Director of IMPACT Boston and Project Director of IMPACT:Ability, and Mark Nessel, Instructor Trainer, IMPACT Chicago.



Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre (DBNC) was founded in 1988 by concerned members of the community to enhance the quality of life of those residing in the Dixie Bloor area, and for almost 35 years, DBNC has been providing free and accessible programming. They have longstanding been a leader in the development and maintenance of healthy, caring, and vibrant communities through timely and responsive service delivery to newcomers, families, youth, children, seniors, and job seekers. PAVE Prevention has long maintained the vision of creating safer cultures and communities through the empowerment of the individual, making the partnership with DBNC an instinctive nexus to further support and empower the Dixie Bloor community.


About Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre: The Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Drop-In Centre (DBNC), was founded in 1988 by concerned members of the community to enhance the quality of life of those residing in the Dixie Bloor area. Located in the Burnhamthorpe Library building, DBNC has been an institution in the Peel region for their timely and responsive service delivery to newcomers, families, youth, children, seniors, and job seekers. All our programs are free of charge and strive to meet the needs of the community. Currently they serve 18 locations offering support in 22 languages.

To learn more, visit https://www.dixiebloor.ca/


About the Community Health Ambassadors program: To address the challenges caused by COVID-19, the Government of Ontario in its 2020 Fall Preparedness Plan, allocated funding to 15 communities across Ontario that have been the most affected by COVID-19. Since then, the ministry of health has continued funding to expand access to resources to include support health beyond COVID-19. This led to the creation of Community Health Ambassadors (CHAs) who have served over 25,000 people.


To learn more, visit: https://familyandchildhealth.ca/


About PAVE Prevention, Inc: PAVE Prevention is a Social Enterprise dedicated to creating safer, more productive workplaces and communities worldwide. Established in 2021 in the United States of America, its mission is to provide training and consulting services to individuals and organizations - and the communities in which they operate - on proactively preventing, responding, and healing from violent events. Pave Prevention's founders have long recognized that when individuals are equipped with the skills and knowledge to set healthy boundaries, communicate assertively, and manage conflict, companies and communities benefit monetarily and culturally. Especially as the world rebounds from the COVID pandemic, business leaders will increasingly be called upon to ensure safe workplaces for all their employees, especially women, as a competitive advantage for talent.


To learn more, visit https://www.paveprevention.com/

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