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Quick and Healthy School Meals: Tips for Parents

2020-09-10T14:58:20+01:00September 10th, 2020|Categories: children, Community, covid-19, nutrition|

With a new school year fast approaching, Christina (a dietitian from Sherbourne Health and The Corner) would like to share some healthy eating tips that we can try all year round. This short video has some pointers on making quick, budget-friendly, and healthy breakfast and lunch!

In Conversation with Rita Tsiotsikas

2020-09-10T14:04:45+01:00September 10th, 2020|Categories: General|

In this conversation with Rita Tsiotsikas, Principal, Winchester Junior and Senior Public School, talks about reopening plans of her school, the challenges and concerns it faces and how they are preparing to deal with those. The Corner – Welcome Rita. Thank you for offering to speak to us. Could you please start of by [...]

Back to School: Safe and Healthy Return – With Norm Di Pasquale

2020-09-10T14:25:09+01:00September 7th, 2020|Categories: children, Community, covid-19, education, TDSB|

On August 21, The Corner interviewed Norm Di Pasquale, the trustee for the Toronto Catholic District School Board for Toronto Centre. Norm is Vice Chair of Corporate Services, Trustee of the Expenditure Committee on the TCDSB Board, and also serves on the Social Justice Committee, the Governance and Policy Committee, the Catholic Parent Involvement [...]

Back to School: Parents’ Perspective

2020-09-07T17:58:00+01:00September 7th, 2020|Categories: children, Community, covid-19, education, story, TDSB|

COVID-19 has greatly impacted everyone’s lives and will continue to affect everyone, especially the most vulnerable, such as children. Parents now have to decide whether they will send their children back to school for in-class learning or continue with remote learning. Five parents living in St. James Town shared their thoughts with us this [...]

Children’s Mental Health and Going Back to School: A conversation with Tamara Este

2020-09-16T15:01:42+01:00September 7th, 2020|Categories: children, Community, covid-19, mental health|

Tamara Este, Program Supervisor, Prevention and Early Intervention Services, SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health talks to us about children's mental health, back to school challenges and tips for parents to support and care for their children. Can you summarize the SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health perspective regarding return to school? It is important that children [...]

Older Adults & The Pandemic – What can be done better?

2020-08-12T12:59:23+01:00August 12th, 2020|Categories: Community|

We had a panel of three community service providers who discussed the impact of extreme heat on seniors, how this is compounded by the pandemic, how organizations serving St. James Town are finding innovative ways to support seniors, and how seniors can access these resources. Our first panelist is Veronica who represents Central Neighbourhood [...]

Kristyn Wong-Tam on Safety: Tenant rights, Bill184, and De-funding the Police

2020-08-12T12:33:49+01:00July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Community, policy|

On July 23, Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam answered questions from The Corner on two topics of vital concern to her constituents: the reallocation of the police budget, and Bill 184, deceptively named the “Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act.” Councillor Wong-Tam clarifies how St. James Town residents would benefit from police defunding -- both [...]

Remembering Vickie Rennie (12 November, 1957 – 22 July, 2020)

2020-08-10T20:34:43+01:00July 10th, 2020|Categories: Community, General|

Vickie will be remembered for her many outstanding contributions to St. James Town. As a proud resident of this community she assumed leadership in several initiatives that supported her neighbourhood. Vickie was a planner and organizer extraordinaire who loved her community passionately. In 1992 she started the Bleecker Wellesley Activity Network working with a [...]

The Corner Anti-Racism Statement of Commitment

2020-08-10T21:48:48+01:00July 10th, 2020|Categories: anti-oppressive, black lives matter, Community, racism|

The Corner Anti-Racism Statement of Commitment The murder of George Floyd by Minnesota police has served as a worldwide awakening to the rampant systemic racism that pervades societies internationally. Mr. Floyd was an ordinary man who leaves an extraordinary legacy of hope and change. This event has mobilized The Corner to make explicit how [...]