St. James Town Blog

July 2019

Meet the New Staff

2019-07-06T18:21:56+01:00July 6th, 2019|Categories: General|

Dr. Yogita Sanap is a Community connector at the community corner. Yogita was a Health ambassador in the Cancer prevention program at the Sherbourne Health Center. She was actively involved in various community initiatives in the neighbourhood for the last few years and is an active member in planning and organizing community events. She [...]

June 2019

Creating Caring Communities

2019-07-06T01:11:50+01:00June 30th, 2019|Categories: General|

St. James Town has a substantial population of seniors who require care and support. Creating Caring Communities (CCC) is a program for isolated seniors, facilitated by Hospice Toronto. The goal of CCC is for isolated seniors to gain and cultivate meaningful connections with others. The program assists and aids vulnerable and marginalized seniors who [...]

St. James Town Residents’ win Quality Improvement award

2019-07-06T01:32:00+01:00June 25th, 2019|Categories: General|

Sherbourne Health’s Cancer Prevention Project by the Newcomer Health Team, was recently awarded the Quality Improvement Award at the agency's Annual General meeting. What makes this achievement of significance to St. James Town is that Cancer Prevention Project Team led and coordinated by Sherbourne's Health Promotion Specialist, Sehr Athar, was made up of [...]

Newcomer Welcome Day

2019-07-05T19:20:05+01:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: General|

The St. James Town community is often called a landing pad for newcomers. Several immigrants make the neighbourhood their home as they arrive in Canada. It is tough getting assimilated into a new culture, a new way of life, adjusting to a new environment. It is important to be able to connect these [...]

World Refugee Day

2019-07-06T13:44:33+01:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: General|

The march started at the north end of Queen's Park at 10 am. Participants expressed their solidarity celebrate and shared their thoughts on the need for Canada and the world to provide refuge to the most vulnerable of our global citizens. The march ended at Nathan Phillips Square and was attended by nearly 1000 [...]

Seniors Forum 2019

2019-07-06T13:39:16+01:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: General|

The St. James Town Seniors Forum is an annual event organised for the seniors in the neigbourhood.  For this years annual event on the 17th of June, The Older Adult Consortium, a sub committee within the St. James Town Service Provider's Network put together a program which included workshops, entertainment, food, and [...]

Know Your Pride

2019-07-06T13:47:33+01:00June 13th, 2019|Categories: General|

Pride Month was observed across the world during the month of June and St.James Town being the diverse community it is, had its own share of celebrations. On the 13th of June 2019 the annual pre-pride festival for 2019 called ‘Know Your Pride’ was celebrated at The Corner. This year’s event highlighted the history [...]

Oral and Dental Health Workshop

2019-06-05T05:40:04+01:00June 5th, 2019|Categories: General|

The workshop is part of several programs organised by the Settlement counselor of The Neighbourhood Organization (TNO) including various recreational, social, and educational activities in the neighbourhood. TNO works closely with The Corner in collaboration with different community partners like Toronto Public Health, St. James Town Safety Committee and Ambassadors, and other service providers [...]