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by Alejandra Bravo
Rezwanul Karim is a leader committed to engaging residents in his work at Agincourt Community Services Association and a partner in the Building Blocks program.
In this brief video, Rezwanul talks about his passion for his community.
On Tuesday, February 28, Rezwanul started on his journey to train 60 residents, by training a group of 22 Mandarin speaking adults and seniors in the Agincourt neighbourhood. The group was brought together by the Civic Awareness Project (CAP) of Agincourt Community Services Association.
Rezwanul provided a civic literacy primer on how decisions are made at different levels of government and how constituents can participate in the process, with simultaneous interpretation for Chinese community members offered by Community Animator Olivia Chung.
According to Lara Lukaniuk from Agincourt Community Services Association, “Participants learned about the different levels of government In Canada and how decisions are made at each level. In addition, participants learned the importance of getting their voices heard throughout the decision making process and steps that they can take to get their voices heard and participate at each stage of this process. Not only did Mr. Karim demonstrate expertise in his presentation but he was also responsive to the goals of the CAP curriculum and sensitive to the needs of the workshop participants.”
Rezwanul is one of 29 community leaders that have been trained by Building Blocks who are training residents on how government decision-making works and how to positively impact those decision. At the end of this year, close to 900 leaders will be equipped and motivated to help make social change happen where they live.
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