St. James Town Blog

May 2020

Operation Ramzieh – With Abbis Mahmoud

2020-05-11T22:09:10+01:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: General|

Operation Ramzieh is a volunteer organization started in Ottawa that provides grocery delivery to vulnerable seniors and others who face difficulty accessing food during the Covid19 pandemic. Although no one is turned down, priority is given to seniors, single parents and their children.  Abbis Mahmoud is an Ottawa based restaurateur and is the driving [...]

Repair During Despair

2020-05-12T04:56:54+01:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: General|

The Corner @240 earlier known as the 240 Share & Reuse Space continues to be open for residents during the pandemic. The idea is to enable residents to stay home and practice social distancing while being able to comfortably carry out their day-to-day activities.  During these times it is difficult to find places where [...]

In Conversation with Progress Place

2020-05-11T22:32:53+01:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: General|

Progress Place has been serving the St. James Town Neighbourhood for more than 7 years now. Progress Place works with St. James Town seniors in various capacities. Since the declaration of the emergency Progress Place has been in the fore front working with our Seniors. We spoke to Criss Habal-Brosek, Executive Director to know [...]

Maintaining Mental Wellness during the Quarantine

2020-05-11T06:35:55+01:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: General|

With the government issued quarantine keeping people at home and with everyone doing their part in stopping the spread of COVID-19, concerns around mental health and isolation arise as the time we spend in our homes extends. For most that find solace in routine, the drastic change in everyday life can be very overwhelming [...]

The Corner during the Pandemic

2020-05-11T06:35:21+01:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: General|

Health Access St. James Town – Support   At The Corner’s reception and in the intake office, two Health Access intake staff are making outgoing phone calls – also known as Wellness Checks - between the hours of 9am and 6pm to vulnerable seniors and clients. On the receiving end of the calls, clients express deep gratitude for the check-in and the [...]

Strength in Partnerships

2020-05-11T06:33:43+01:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: General|

The work that The Corner does within the community would have not been possible without the adaptability, flexibility, and history that we share from strong partners that are willing to push the boundaries. Many of the programs, including the warm meal program, are built from the partnerships from some of The Corner’s Steering Committee members. In [...]

April 2020

In Conversation with Mehdia

2020-04-06T14:31:38+01:00April 4th, 2020|Categories: General|

Mehdia Hassan co-established a visual arts program for youth living in St. James Town, Toronto, carried out research on that effort, and created her own artistic synthesis of her findings with youth participants. Hassan used the an innovative method to collaboratively explore how arts-integrated inquiry can foster mental wellbeing in five racialized St. James [...]