Clare Levin, RPI Partner, is the project evaluator for the Creating Communities of Care (CCC) project. RPI staff have worked with CCC over the last two years. As our involvement in the work comes to a close, we are pleased to share the newly created podcast about the important work of CCC. The first three episodes have already been released, with three more to follow over the next three weeks.
In an effort to address the barriers and gaps in care experienced by African Nova Scotian and Urban Indigenous women in Kjipuktuk (Halifax, Nova Scotia), four organizations banded together to provide culturally-specific programming to address the issue of gender-based violence as it appears in these two communities. Inspired by Indigenous customary law and Afrocentricity, these programs aim to address the failures of our inherited colonial systems by connecting women with other members of their community in spaces where their culture is integrated into the care they receive. Although this project has seen huge successes so far, there is still much to learn, and much more work to do.