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央街使命欲登陆唐人街 (三)
Community seeks answers as Yonge Street Mission moves to Chinatown

尽管华裔社区强烈抗议,央街使命还是决定迁至唐人街。虽然这一迁址项目木已成舟,但仍有许多迫在眉睫的问题亟待解答。
Despite the protests from the Chinese community, Yong Street Mission has decided to move to Chinatown.  As the relocation has become a done deal, many burning questions are begging for answers.

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第20选区市议员周凯捷已经明确声称YSM的迁址项目已“板上钉钉”,并要求唐人街社区成员进入下一阶段准备工作,以便更好地应对YSM的到来。YSM位于士巴丹拿街的新服务中心计划于2017年秋季开业。

Ward#20 Councillor Joe Cressy clearly stated that YSM’s relocation is a “Done deal” and requested Chinatown Community members to enter the next phase of the YSM project to assist in accommodating the facility. YSM will be operational on Spadina Ave by the fall of 2017.


但迄今为止,华裔社区成员提出的许多问题要么在首次公众“咨询会”上根本没有得到答案,要么就是回答文不对题。我就此访问了一些社区成员,现将他们所提的问题列举如下:

Many questions raised by the Community members were either not answered at all during the first public “Consultation” meeting or replied with digressive statements. I have since interviewed a number of people within the Community and now list out their questions below:


1)YSM并未提供有关将从其现有央街服务中心转移至唐人街新址的客户数量,以及预计新增客户数量的统计数据。如果华裔社区如此迫切需要YSM的服务,为什么这么多年来他们一直没有登陆唐人街? 

1) Statistics are not provided on the number of clients that will be moving over from their current Yonge Street location and the number of new clients expected. If services are so badly needed here, why did YSM not move into Chinatown all these years?

 
2)在1月12日召开的咨询会上,市府职员柏林格在其发言中称“市府很想让街头青少年远离市中心(YSM)央街地区”。有没有人能解释一下该说法背后的理由,这是否就是市府支持YSM迁至唐人街的背后原因?

2)  During the Consultation Meeting on Jan 12, City Staff Chris Brillinger made a statement that “The City wants to move Street Youth away from the Downtown (YSM) Yonge Street Area”. Can someone explain the rationale behind this and is that why the City is supporting YSM’s relocation to Chinatown?


3)据YSM称,他们在唐人街新址还有2.4万平方英尺空间用途尚未确定。他们的计划可能包括让其他服务机构在这一建筑空间里提供其他服务项目。这些附加服务项目在实施之前是否会咨询社区的意见?如果会,将会采用何种途径?如果不会,原因何在?

3)  YSM also stated that they have 24,000 square feet of space in the new location and have not determined how they will utilize that space. Their plans may include letting other service organizations to deploy in that building space to provide other programs. Will those additional services and programs be consulted with the community before they are implemented? If so, what would that mechanism be? If not, why not?


4)根据YSM公布的消息,其新服务中心将于2017年秋季开业。那其现有的央街服务中心将于何时关闭?如果新中心开业和旧中心关闭之间有一段时间差,央街服务中心的固定客户将何去何从?

 4)  YSM’s new location will be operation by fall of 2017 as announced. When will the current Yonge Street Location be shut down? If there is a gap of period between the two events, what will happen to the regular Yonge Street clients?
5)《多伦多星报》曾报道称,目前有些收容中心已经被一些“街头青少年”作为招募街头帮派、性工作者及毒贩新成员的据点。除非这些服务中心规定“仅限事先预约”,否则它们将会渐渐成为滋生犯罪的温床。YSM是否有仅限事先预约服务的强制登记制度?如果没有,社区成员如何才能将不良分子拒之于唐人街之外?

5)   A Toronto Star article once reported that some “street youths” are using drop-in Centres as their venue for locating and recruiting new members for street gang, sex workers, and drug dealers. Unless “Appointments only” arrangements are made, these centres are becoming crime breeding grounds. Does YSM have a mandatory registration system for services by appointments only? If not, how can the Community members keep the undesirable characters out of the area?


6)YSM的新服务中心将于2017年秋季投入使用。鉴于该中心的面积,以及将会显著增长的客户数量,当地是否会配备保安?否则的话,该中心是否指定有如何向多伦多警方寻求帮助的程序?

6)  The new YSM location will be ready by fall 2017.  Due to the size of the building, and significant increase in number of the serviced clients, will there be any security guards on site? If not, are there procedures to determine when to seek help from the Toronto Police force?


7)YSM以及其他一些人士此前曾说过这些“街头青少年”来自社会各个阶层。他们离开自己的家流落街头,但其中也有许多人是自愿流浪和使用YSM的服务。由于YSM提供的服务让街头青少年的生活愈发舒适,他们对YSM的依赖性也越来越强。YSM是否拥有用于检测青少年的现状,从而使他们逐渐摆脱对YSM的依赖的系统?

7)  It was explained by YSM and others before that “street youths” come from all walks of life.  They leave their homes; many of them voluntarily do so and use the YSM services.  YSM is creating more dependent street youths as they become more comfortable with their services. Are there any systems in YSM to detect and to wean these kids from their system and break the chain of dependence?


虽然YSM迁至多伦多唐人街社区是合法行事,但其必须与社区进行有意义的对话,必须公开说明其计划和意图,必须设法缓解目前在唐人街社区内持续发酵的恐惧和担忧情绪。

While it is legal for YSM to relocate and operate within the Toronto Chinatown Community, it must carry out a meaningful dialogue with the Community. It must be open about its plans and intentions. It must allay the fears and uncertainty currently fermenting within Chinatown.

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