St. James Town Blog

A Summer at Home: Supporting children’s activities through a pandemic

2020-10-08T13:52:50+01:00October 3rd, 2020|Categories: children, Community, covid-19, General, nutrition, youth|

“Pivot” - one of the most widely used words of the past six months refers to what countless individuals and organizations have done to respond to the new COVID-19 reality. This article showcases three organizations that have been serving families with children in and near St. James Town -- Reaching Out through Music, summerlunch+, [...]

Programs Re-Opening at The Corner

2020-10-06T03:58:29+01:00October 3rd, 2020|Categories: Activities, children, Community, General, youth|

During these difficult times, The Corner has been determined to maintain programs and services for the community. During the midst of lockdown, The Corner’s brilliant volunteer team assisted in delivering meals to vulnerable residents and worked tirelessly to ensure that St. James Town’s most isolated residents were able to get food, medicine and some [...]

Re-booting The Corner: Welcome back!

2020-10-06T03:58:58+01:00October 3rd, 2020|Categories: Community, covid-19, General|

The St. James Town Community has been hit hard by the current pandemic. Residents, families and service providers are grappling with ever evolving information about how best to keep ourselves safe. The Corner has been a constant in providing the most up to date information and in keeping lines of communication open with residents [...]

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 [...]