A Case and Recommendations for Building Punjabi Community Health Services in Calgary, Alberta
This report is funded by the Calgary Foundation and supported by Shift: The Project to End Domestic Violence. Shift is interested in supporting community organizations in their pursuit to prevent domestic violence in their communities. This report seeks to support the Calgary committee to understand the essential components of PCHS-Toronto that are required to build a similar organization in Calgary – that is sensitive to, and borne of, the Calgary context.
A Family Forum event on October 4, 2014 gathered survey data from participants to identify self-reported community barriers to achieving ‘Happy Healthy Successful Families’. This theme was introduced and framed through an insightful,inspiring and moving keynote delivered by Mr. Baldev Singh Mutta, a pioneer in providing culturally competent services to the Ontario South Asian (SA) community for 25 years.