April Celebrations!

By Jessica Diamond April is a time of celebration with holidays spanning different religions. Here is a breakdown of what major holidays are happening this month. Ramadan – April 2 to May 1, 2022  Ramadan is the holy month of fasting, reflection, and prayer for more than one billion Muslims around the [...]

A conversation with Indigenous author, storyteller and activist Sandi Boucher

By Nea Maaty and Adonis Huggins - March 2022 - . Agencies serving the Indigenous community in Toronto estimate there are 70,000 Indigenous people living in the city.  Many Indigenous habitants reside in the downtown, low-income neighbourhoods of Regent Park, Moss Park and St. James Town.  However, far too often, Indigenous residents [...]

Creative Corner

- March 2022 - Artwork created by students at Art City in St. James Town.  Students drew self-portraits, their dreams for the future, or things they either enjoyed most or missed during the pandemic.  Art City is a not-for-profit organization that provides free arts programming to local children and youth.  . . [...]

Volunteers’ Spotlight

A St. James Town resident gives back to her community after a difficult settlement in Canada By Nina Badwal - March 2022 - Anuradha Yadav, a native of Mumbai, India had only two months to prepare for her move to Canada after learning her husband was granted a permit to work here. Pregnant [...]