Needs Assessment for CDM Navigator Project

Mediate BC is conducting a needs assessment to identify needs and clarify priorities in delivering collaborative decision-making (CDM) navigation processes to racialized communities in the area of child welfare, as well as identifying barriers to learning about and accessing those processes.

This needs assessment will help Mediate BC develop and deliver a Collaborative Decision- Making Navigator Project aimed at increasing access to justice for Indigenous and racialized communities through public legal education, information about resources, and direct client support in navigating child welfare processes in BC.

We would like to meet with individuals and organizations who serve, support, or represent Indigenous and/or racialized families engaged in BC child protection matters. Participating in this research study entails a 30-minute to 1-hour semi-structured interview (in-person or online), in which you will be asked about your observations on client and service provider awareness and understanding of CDM processes, accessibility and functionality of those processes, and barriers to participation in CDM processes.

By participating in this interview, you can highlight community needs that will directly inform the recommendations made in the needs assessment for this project, and the future development of navigation and support services in BC.

To participate, or for further information, please contact Talia Holy, Researcher.

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Hear more from Talia and Sierra Wells, Senior Navigator, discuss the Needs Assessment and how it will work concurrently with the Navigator services: 



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