Reimagining St. James Town The Corner’s newcomer 2SLGBTQ members imagine what they would like to see in their community.
Pride with SOY (June 20th- June 29th) Celebrate a fun week for pride with events hosted by Sherbourne Health’s Supporting our Youth Program (SOY). Events include Black Queer youth pride, Newcomer Pride, and many more! Click here for more information. Street Haven's Annual Pride BBQ (June 25th) You are cordially invited to come to [...]
By Shirley Roberts During the week of May 2nd, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) celebrates their 71st annual mental health awareness initiative. The theme this year is “Let’s #GetReal” and the focus is on ways that everyone can help. Empathy is the key to “getting real” and CMHA provides some great tips [...]
By Jessica Diamond The history of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities in Canada is a rich, complex, and painful story of determination and resilience. Interwoven in this history is the loss of appropriated land and the legacy of enduring pride and pain it created. The first "National Aboriginal Day" was declared [...]
By Rowan Flood The google definition of an acronym is an "abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as a word." In a sense, acronyms are bits of words that become words themselves. Words have power and meaning, they change alongside our world. LGBTQ+ is an acronym formed from [...]
By Shirley Roberts June 19th was made a federal holiday in the United States in 2021 by President Joe Biden. African Americans have celebrated this day, referred to as Juneteenth, since the late 1800s, but what exactly is Juneteenth all about and do we celebrate it in Canada? Juneteenth commemorates the end of [...]
Here’s to the amazing mothers in our community!
By Adonis Huggins (Adonis is a journalist with the Focus Media Arts Centre ~ a partner of St. James Town Corner) In this episode of St. James Town TV, we visit The Corner@240, a community repair café and tool lending library. St James Town Community Corner is a network hub of various [...]
By Laura McDonald Every year, approximately 12,000 Ontario women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 2,000 will die from it. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in Ontario, but more people in Ontario survive breast cancer than almost every other cancer. In this article, you will find some [...]
By Munira Yusuf Mother’s Day is a holiday that is celebrated to honour the mothers in our lives. It is observed in many parts of the world, although sometimes on a different date than it is celebrated in Canada. Mother’s Day as we know it today was created by Anna Jarvis in the [...]