[Mary W Rowe, she/her, CUI/IUC] 13:46:24
So I’m very pleased that Carolyn is here with her colleagues, and I’m hoping we can just jump to the conversation about making better decisions the thing that sort of Burst this one which I know that Jennifer and Carolyn are Keen on
[Mary W Rowe, she/her, CUI/IUC] 13:46:38
Is how do we make better decisions? And did we hide you on the way, and how do.
[Mary W Rowe, she/her, CUI/IUC] 13:46:42
We actually what needs to inform those better decisions, so Zar, I’m gonna pass to you, and then you can get input, from each of these 3 about their particular experience I’m going to turn my camera off, and see if I can find out, where the minister, is and over, to you Zar thanks for
[Zahra Ebrahim (she/they)] 13:46:52
Okay, okay, amazing, and Mary, when when or how much time do we have Mary
[Mary W Rowe, she/her, CUI/IUC] 13:46:55
[Mary W Rowe, she/her, CUI/IUC] 13:46:57
Not very long. You know. As always as the case. This is really we we were calling is the urban telephone.
[Mary W Rowe, she/her, CUI/IUC] 13:47:04
So, basically, every session is about 12 min, and basically focus on the last 1,000 days.
[Zahra Ebrahim (she/they)] 13:47:04
[Mary W Rowe, she/her, CUI/IUC] 13:47:08
What you’ve really learned, and what should be? What sticks for the next? 1,000 Carolyn’s been on?
[Zahra Ebrahim (she/they)] 13:47:11
[Mary W Rowe, she/her, CUI/IUC] 13:47:13
So she knows the she knows the drill. But you’ve got about 10 or 12 min. Okay.
[Zahra Ebrahim (she/they)] 13:47:15
Alright, I’m gonna keep my comments short. But I’m gonna say a warm welcome to everyone thanks for joining us, and I would love to hear you know the topic making better decisions I think it would be really great, to hear from each of you what does better look like and what what’s a case study what’s
[Zahra Ebrahim (she/they)] 13:47:30
an example of a decision that got made differently in the last 1,000 days, that has something in it for us to learn from and Jean the way I’m looking at you because i’ve seen you in a long time.
[Zahra Ebrahim (she/they)] 13:47:38
So maybe I’m gonna pass it to you to go first
[Jean-Noé Landry (He/Him)] 13:47:41
Great nice to be here, yeah, I mean, I think in terms of what we’ve learned over last 1,000 days. And there’s been so much right.
[Jean-Noé Landry (He/Him)] 13:47:48
And I mean there’s it’s I guess where I’m gonna go with this is less about the technical nature of kind of the data component there’s obviously a lot, that we’ve learned around collaborating and sharing data but it’s the kind of the the scientific
[Jean-Noé Landry (He/Him)] 13:48:04
Communication, aspect of how do we you know bridge, and enhance literacy around science, in a way that is much more accessible, and impactful to people that are directly not only impacted by the science itself, but also in need of data, to inform their own you know decisions on their own personal livelihood, so
[Jean-Noé Landry (He/Him)] 13:48:25
That that’s one I think science communication is something that we’ve learned, a lot over the last 1,000 years that can also be adaptable to issues related to climate.
[Jean-Noé Landry (He/Him)] 13:48:32
Change, for example, and then there’s also the the fact that we’re because we were operating in a period of crisis that there was a lot of new kind of incentives to collaborate, across sectors within sectors, Across Sectors between Sectors, that Doesn’t, happen by magic, we know that
[Jean-Noé Landry (He/Him)] 13:48:51
There’s a lot of ways that you know to do that.
[Jean-Noé Landry (He/Him)] 13:48:53
And I think we’ve seen like an emergence of like intermediaries.
[Jean-Noé Landry (He/Him)] 13:48:56
You know that can help navigate between sectors to facilitate that type of intersect sectoral collaboration
[Zahra Ebrahim (she/they)] 13:49:02
Great okay. I’m gonna quickly pass it. We’re gonna tie, the Threads together in a minute, we’re gonna go over to Carolyn same question
[Carolyn Whitzman] 13:49:10
Thanks. Sarah, I think there’s been some amazing natural experiments during Covid.
[Carolyn Whitzman] 13:49:17
One of them was served. We haven’t mentioned serp yet across Canada, the Lowest Income Quintile, saw their incomes increased by 529%.
[Carolyn Whitzman] 13:49:29
And we know that core housing need dropped beat from 1.7 million in the 2,016 census to 1.4 5 so it dropped by 250,000 people and stats ken, is the first, to say that that was because of serve so that was temporary good, news
[Zahra Ebrahim (she/they)] 13:49:49
[Carolyn Whitzman] 13:49:52
But the census occurred during 2020, serve ended by the end of 2,020, and now we see vastly increased homelessness, and we see one of many Possible solutions, Right there with lots, of evidence, which Is Raising, absolutely punitive Social Assistance, Rates, to a level that people, might actually
[Carolyn Whitzman] 13:50:12
Be able to live on. So there’s Lesson Number one from evidence there’s also been a couple of really dark natural experiments one of them.
[Carolyn Whitzman] 13:50:22
Is if you put a bunch of people together in inadequate housing, will they die.
[Carolyn Whitzman] 13:50:26
Answer, yes, so we’ve seen greatly increased deaths in shelters, and we’ve also seen greatly increased death in long-term care where people are crammed in shelters tend to a room in Long-term care, 3.
[Carolyn Whitzman] 13:50:43
To 4, to a room with an adequate supports, and the absolutely Dire Death and Disability, costs of those Completely writes ignoring Inhumane Conditions, Completely Unnecessary and A Rich Country like Canada so you.
[Carolyn Whitzman] 13:51:02
Know we have we have the evidence, for instance, that privately owned for profit, long-term, care killed a lot more, people 2 to 3 times, as many older people as publicly owned Long-term Care That’s, some Research, for my Colleague, Martine, august so you know.
[Carolyn Whitzman] 13:51:20
The evidence is out there, the natural experiments have occurred in the last 1,000 days.
[Carolyn Whitzman] 13:51:26
I like the way that don’t know a 1,000 years.
[Carolyn Whitzman] 13:51:29
It feels like that sometimes what we learn from them
[Zahra Ebrahim (she/they)] 13:51:30
[Zahra Ebrahim (she/they)] 13:51:33
Yeah yeah, there’s this thread right around like, you know, how are we ensuring that the public is is understanding Comprehending, and receiving.
[Zahra Ebrahim (she/they)] 13:51:42
This information, so that they can take action. Whatever action needs means for them, in their day to day.
[Zahra Ebrahim (she/they)] 13:51:47
So so many questions, so many reflections but I want to go to Jennifer next
[Jennifer Moore Rattray, Southern Chiefs Org.] 13:51:53
Thank you so much. go with them. On. Now on the weekend when the Jennifer Moore, Ratre, really proud member of the Picasse Cree, Nation and really proud to be, Chief Operating Officer with Southern Chiefs Organization, Normally I’m in the
[Jennifer Moore Rattray, Southern Chiefs Org.] 13:52:07
Center of Turtle, Island coming at you from Winnipeg, but today, I happen to be at the Assembly of First Nations, big Assembly first Time, We’ve all been together in a really long.
[Jennifer Moore Rattray, Southern Chiefs Org.] 13:52:19
Time. So it’s actually wonderful, and so I’m coming coming to you from the initial Bay, Algonquin, the Unseated Initialby in Algonquin Territory, so really, important to to start with that in a good way, a Couple of quick points I actually wrote them, down because I know
[Jennifer Moore Rattray, Southern Chiefs Org.] 13:52:35
I have such a short period of time, I don’t want to Miss this really important opportunity.
[Jennifer Moore Rattray, Southern Chiefs Org.] 13:52:40
So I I just I really want to just ground us all, and and I’m sure we are in our own communities, but ground myself, and the fact that that a woman passed in a transit, shelter last night, in Winnipeg it was minus 30.
[Jennifer Moore Rattray, Southern Chiefs Org.] 13:52:52
One degrees, there is no reason, and this has been said, how many times no reason that in our prosperous, Beautiful Territory, that anybody should be dying alone, outdoors, so we need to talk about that we need to tackle that so very specifically covid what did we learn and
[Jennifer Moore Rattray, Southern Chiefs Org.] 13:53:14
This actually feeds into that, and that is that we need a first nations.
[Jennifer Moore Rattray, Southern Chiefs Org.] 13:53:19
We need. An indigenous lead response to crises that we need a rights based approach and for us, that meant actually sitting, now we had to elbow our way in but sitting at the provincial decision-making, table when it came to covid vaccinations, and the covid, rollout.
[Jennifer Moore Rattray, Southern Chiefs Org.] 13:53:35
Etc. Not a seat at the little kids table, which is what we normally, get but actually a seat, at the big kids table, at the adults, table, where we should be and making those decisions and fighting for our doses, quite frankly, which we were able to do, data it’s, been mentioned, here, before there, was we were able
[Jennifer Moore Rattray, Southern Chiefs Org.] 13:53:53
To demonstrate a 17 year, differential in response.
[Jennifer Moore Rattray, Southern Chiefs Org.] 13:53:57
So we were able to advocate for a 20 year differential, when it came to vaccination.
[Jennifer Moore Rattray, Southern Chiefs Org.] 13:54:01
Race, that’s the Saved, Hundreds, if not Thousands of lives.
[Jennifer Moore Rattray, Southern Chiefs Org.] 13:54:04
So data is so important, we wouldn’t have been able to get that to to to get that done acknowledged if we didn’t have the data to prove it and the disproportionate impact on our people as you know i’ve said this before there is an 11 year in growing Gap in life.
[Jennifer Moore Rattray, Southern Chiefs Org.] 13:54:22
Expectancy Growing Gap in life, expectancy, Manitoba, between first, nations, and all Others, couple of other quick things.
[Jennifer Moore Rattray, Southern Chiefs Org.] 13:54:29
We, then had the resources to be able to purchase and distribute things like rapid Tests, masks, hand, sanitation, all of that much more quickly than governments were able to get that to us and our people, we had that distributed so that is a huge success story and we’re so grateful for
[Jennifer Moore Rattray, Southern Chiefs Org.] 13:54:45
That opportunity what were the results? We had a higher than the average general population vaccination rate for first, and second doses that’s significant because trusted sources were saying, it’s okay, it’s a good.
[Jennifer Moore Rattray, Southern Chiefs Org.] 13:54:57
Thing, this is good medicine for you, finally The value what did.
[Jennifer Moore Rattray, Southern Chiefs Org.] 13:55:02
We learn what’s our covid dividend, the value of working Together in true partnership, real partnership that was really to solve those wicked problems, as you know, in manicable right now over the last week you will all have become aware through the national news the Death, of 4 more Women
[Jennifer Moore Rattray, Southern Chiefs Org.] 13:55:19
To Miwg 2. Spirit, plus right, an alleged serial killer.
[Jennifer Moore Rattray, Southern Chiefs Org.] 13:55:25
So we need to take the lessons, the covid dividend what we’ve learned by working together.
[Jennifer Moore Rattray, Southern Chiefs Org.] 13:55:29
So effectively through a covid and look at those other wicked problems, like the housing crisis, like
[Jennifer Moore Rattray, Southern Chiefs Org.] 13:55:38
Wg, 2, plus, etc. Etc. Like Poverty, Let’s Break, the back of poverty.
[Jennifer Moore Rattray, Southern Chiefs Org.] 13:55:42
We can do it. We’re smart people. But let’s really actually sit down and get it done.
[Jennifer Moore Rattray, Southern Chiefs Org.] 13:55:48
Because this is a life and death situation for us, the final I guess quick point, I would make is just that I think working together is all is good.
[Jennifer Moore Rattray, Southern Chiefs Org.] 13:55:56
Medicine for all of us it’s good Medicine, for First nations of course and it’s good medicine, for all Canadians, so Let’s work together and really be the Canada, that we know we can be Egosani thank you
[Zahra Ebrahim (she/they)] 13:56:06
Amazing! Such a rich! Such rich comments, and so impressive!
[Zahra Ebrahim (she/they)] 13:56:09
How quickly you did it I would just really quickly say, I just wanna we something together, or or pull a thread, that you sort of laid out Jennifer, which is the you know the adults table being sort of permitted penetrated the Poorest Membrane you know it’s like
[Zahra Ebrahim (she/they)] 13:56:26
it is now, and it’s something we saw Mary spoke about you too late in the last session we saw grassroots, leaders, Community Organizers getting called into City Hall to say how do we get help to the folks who most need it you’re the ones on the ground that know it so I’m really curious just based
[Zahra Ebrahim (she/they)] 13:56:38
On what you said to hear from everyone. Where did you see sort of alternative decision, making models really do well, and in Jennifer you’ve already started speaking to it but where did you see Alternative actors, or data sources or different kinds of wisdom being used to Make great decisions, and then I’m Thinking About you
[Zahra Ebrahim (she/they)] 13:56:57
Know qualitative lived experience data, you know, storytelling actually became a good data point.
[Zahra Ebrahim (she/they)] 13:57:02
During the Pandemic, I saw in some of my mutual aid work, so I’d love to just hear from all of you you.
[Zahra Ebrahim (she/they)] 13:57:08
Know where were you, seeing that sort of adults, Table be permeated by new ways of doing, being or or new new people at that table
[Carolyn Whitzman] 13:57:15
Oh, I’ve got a little problem with the adults table, because I think that children often have really great insights.
[Zahra Ebrahim (she/they)] 13:57:22
[Carolyn Whitzman] 13:57:23
But I think it is really important to listen to the experts of the experience, which is one of the things that I really gained from my last session, from the victoria encampments, and I think that you know I I worked in local government, I’m a great Believer that local governments.
[Carolyn Whitzman] 13:57:41
for all their flaws which are many are sometimes a little bit closer to what can happen and needs to happen?
[Carolyn Whitzman] 13:57:50
In their communities, and one of the big disconnects and housing policy is between multiple rules-based different long applications to at different times, for housing and what municipality is no needs to happen right now, in terms of for instance an acquisition button to deal with those really
[Carolyn Whitzman] 13:58:13
Insane, re statistics that we heard in the last session from Victoria.
[Carolyn Whitzman] 13:58:17
So I’m not going to say whether municipalities are more or less settled than the Federal Government, particularly before the Minister of Housing Speaks, but I would say that there needs to Be a lot.
[Carolyn Whitzman] 13:58:27
More active listening.
[Zahra Ebrahim (she/they)] 13:58:28
Yeah, yeah, thanks Carolyn Jen way, Jennifer.
[Jean-Noé Landry (He/Him)] 13:58:33
Yeah, just very very briefly, I mean, I think part.
[Jean-Noé Landry (He/Him)] 13:58:36
Of the wh. What’s different now that we’ve noticed around or or during the during the pandemic well, any of you, kind, of hinted at it is the the Value of Public Narratives, and actually kind of recognizing, that as a very very Rich Set, of not Just Information, or like Add like
[Jean-Noé Landry (He/Him)] 13:58:53
hearsay, but actually like things that we need to be better equipped to be able to understand, and to pick up and to collect, and to analyze, and to do so in a way that is accountable and transparent and like so there are many different methods of collecting that type of information to inform public policy and
[Jean-Noé Landry (He/Him)] 13:59:08
whatnot, but I don’t think we’re necessarily being very upfront about how we’re managing, those data sources which can talk to and expose you know, vulnerable populations in terms of protecting their identity, and protecting you know sense, of security, and whatnot so I think.
[Jean-Noé Landry (He/Him)] 13:59:22
that’s really really important. we’ve also heard through those narratives stories of self, stories, of us, stories, of now, so how do we kind of like integrate that into the work that we do and just one another point here, is also kind of learning around you know the government can’t work in isolation from from
[Jean-Noé Landry (He/Him)] 13:59:38
citizens, and residents. I think we’ve seen kind of the interdependencies that exist. There.
[Jean-Noé Landry (He/Him)] 13:59:42
And it is in a moment of crisis when there are trade-offs on civic liberties that government needs to be more, open.
[Jean-Noé Landry (He/Him)] 13:59:50
So we need to double down on open government and fundamental values of transparency.
[Jean-Noé Landry (He/Him)] 13:59:54
And accountability, and civic engagement.
[Zahra Ebrahim (she/they)] 13:59:56
Awesome Jennifer. I don’t know. If you have anything to add before our instrumental music, Mary takes over and pulls Us off stage
[Jennifer Moore Rattray, Southern Chiefs Org.] 14:00:04
I’ll be very quick cause I I made most of my points earlier.
[Jennifer Moore Rattray, Southern Chiefs Org.] 14:00:09
I guess the thing that I think we are really discovering, and I don’t think as first nations were alone in this, the the mental health and Wellness crisis that We’re now seeing that of course was there but has been exacerbated by isolation, by Fear by the collective Trauma
[Jennifer Moore Rattray, Southern Chiefs Org.] 14:00:25
we’ve all suffered quite frankly through Covid.
[Jennifer Moore Rattray, Southern Chiefs Org.] 14:00:29
Some definitely more than others. But it’s there, so that’s the the next, piece that we are really struggling with, and quite frankly the complete almost complete Lack of Addictions support in Manitoba, in our Territory, that may well, be the case across the country, I certainly Can’t speak to that but
[Jennifer Moore Rattray, Southern Chiefs Org.] 14:00:47
We are really really struggling with that, and with an appropriate culturally, safe, first, Nations response.
[Jennifer Moore Rattray, Southern Chiefs Org.] 14:00:54
So, bottom line we need to be we we need to be able to be financially, resource to be responsible for our own healing, and and for for for giving us, the ability to actually, end the impact of this big colonial Project so that’s, what we’re really working, on
[Mary W Rowe, she/her, CUI/IUC] 14:01:16
Indeed the big Colonial project indeed called Canada Zara.
[Mary W Rowe, she/her, CUI/IUC] 14:01:21
Thank you. I’m having to step right in, because we’re on a schedule, you know, just to reiterate what jennifer and she and and on the way and Kelly just talked about one of the previous sessions, talked about urgency Focus and resources, and the Data Piece, is such
[Jennifer Moore Rattray, Southern Chiefs Org.] 14:01:32
[Mary W Rowe, she/her, CUI/IUC] 14:01:33
a critical piece of that I mean, you need resources to get data.
[Mary W Rowe, she/her, CUI/IUC] 14:01:36
It has to inform focus and it has to inform how we actually respond to an or this kind of urgency.
[Mary W Rowe, she/her, CUI/IUC] 14:01:42
And how do we sustain that. So thank you really great to have you 3 back on city talk, the conversation never ends.
[Mary W Rowe, she/her, CUI/IUC] 14:01:49
It’s only continuing and We’re gonna look forward to 2,023.
[Mary W Rowe, she/her, CUI/IUC] 14:01:53
When we start to really tackle what the things that stick need to be what are the policy changes?
[Mary W Rowe, she/her, CUI/IUC] 14:01:56
What are the resources and revenue changes which I know is important.
[Mary W Rowe, she/her, CUI/IUC] 14:01:58
To all 3 of you, so thanks for being on with us, and thanks, for taking more time.
[Mary W Rowe, she/her, CUI/IUC] 14:02:02
To talk, about your particular perspectives. We appreciate it very much.