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Call for Proposals-- Program Logic Model Creation, Harm Reduction Workgroup of the Sexual Health Program

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline August 31, 2016

Request for Proposals, Harm Reduction Workgroup – Sexual Health Program

Purpose

Toronto Public Health (TPH) is requesting proposals to support the Harm Reduction Workgroup of Sexual Health Program in the creation of a Program Logic Model for their trainings.

Background

The Harm Reduction Workgroup offers 8-12 workshops annually through the Sexual Health Promotion Program, for the past fifteen years. During that time, service providers from diverse backgrounds have attend the training resulting in greater awareness, compassion, and advocacy for the health care needs of people who use substances and engage in sexual active.  By partnering with community agency staff and people with lived experience, the workshop remains current.

The complexity of the social, economic and legal issues surrounding substance use and its impact on society has led to a marked increase the demand for the harm reduction workshops. In the past few years, in response to community demand, the harm reduction working group, in collaboration with community organizations, have expanded the workshops beyond Harm Reduction 101 to include specific topics and populations, such as; women, prison, mental health, and violence against women, stigma and discrimination, housing, legal issues, overdose prevention, and trauma.  By understanding the social environment and colonial histories that contribute to the use of substances, participants can appreciate the barriers that prevent equitable access to health and social services for those who use substance.

The primary objective of the workshop is to prevent or reduce the risk of transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STI) and blood borne infection (BBI) and other adverse sexual health outcomes that can result from substance use. Further to this, the workshop aims to increase protective factors and reduce risk factors for the City of Toronto's diverse communities.

The workgroup is seeking a facilitator to lead a process, resulting in the creation of a program logic model. Desired outcomes of the process would include; defining the goal of the workshop, objectives, indicators and outcomes, and a basic schema for creation of an evaluation plan. This program logic model will become a map to determine the focus of the various workshops for the next five years.

Deliverables

  • Meet with Harm Reduction Workgroup weekly throughout the length of the contract.
  • Facilitate discussion of the HR Workgroup towards identifying key components of the Program Logic Model, and explain how the key components will result in definable outcomes for the workshops.
  • Based on discussions during the meetings, draft a Program Logic Model for review by October 17, 2016.
  • Revise the Program Logic Model based on feedback from the committee.
  • Submit a draft report on the findings by November 18th, 2016. An electronic version of the draft is required in a current MS Word format.
  • Submit a final Program Logic Model by November 30th, 2016. An electronic version of the final PLM is required in a current MS Word format, plus one paper copy.

Key Qualifications

  • Significant experience/expertise in creation of Program Logic Models, preferably in a public health setting.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet timelines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, using clear written and verbal language.
  • Preference will be given to those with familiarity in harm reduction and/or sexual health approaches.

Submission Requirements

The following information must be included in your proposal:

  • A cover letter and resume that clearly demonstrates how your experiences reflect the key qualifications.
  • A detailed plan and description of how and when the requested tasks will be executed
  • A breakdown of costs
  • Names and contact information of 2 references for whom you have conducted similar projects

Please submit proposals to Deborah Waddington, by e-mail at dwadding@toronto.ca no later than 4:00 p.m. August 31, 2016.

Proposed Timelines:

  • Deadline for submission of proposal: August 31, 2016
  • Project start date: September 19th, 2016
  • Project to be completed by: December 19, 2016

Budget

Total fees should not exceed $2,500 including all taxes and disbursements.

For more information, please contact Deborah Waddington at 416-338-1863 or by e-mail at dwadding@toronto.ca.