Straight Talk with The Corner @240

2021-04-15T22:22:11+01:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: 240 Hub, Activities, Community, covid-19, Earth Day|

By Munira Yusuf We interview Resource Worker, Alaa Mohamed, to discuss sustainability, Repair Café, and how the pandemic has impacted The Corner @240.    1) Can you please tell us about the current programs/workshops that are happening at the 240 and how residents can join? At the 240, there are different domains which include the [...]

Vaccinations in St. James Town!

2021-04-15T22:26:07+01:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: Community, covid-19, education, General, Health|

By Shirley Roberts  The St. James Town (SJT) neighbourhood has been hit hard by COVID-19. Our densely  populated community has been dealing with high numbers of the virus and the associated  consequences of illness, anxiety, and grief. A recent uptick in the number of cases associated  with new variants of the virus has [...]

SJT International Women’s Day Leaders-In conversation with Rowena Pinto, Chief Program Officer of Unicef Canada

2021-04-14T04:02:11+01:00March 14th, 2021|Categories: children, covid-19, education, policy, story, Women, youth|

Interviewed by Georgina Alford with contributions from Adonis Huggins and Nea Maaty- FOCUS   In celebration of International Women’s Day, The Corner spoke with an inspirational woman leader, Rowena Pinto, Chief Program Officer of UNICEF Canada. Growing up in Quebec at the time of both separation referendums, Rowena has always been passionate about [...]

Escaping an Abusive Marriage- An Interview with Samra Zafar

2021-03-12T06:05:48+00:00March 12th, 2021|Categories: anti-oppressive, children, covid-19, education, mental health, story, Women, youth|

By Loretta Bailey with contributions from Adonis Huggins – FOCUS    As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to plague almost every single country in the world, the issue of domestic violence is becoming a cause for concern among global leaders including in Canada. According to reports, domestic abuse cases are on the rise [...]

Looking back at the year with our youth

2021-01-09T21:00:56+00:00December 9th, 2020|Categories: children, Community, covid-19, General, TDSB, youth|

The pandemic had created an impact on students' life and learning experience at school since March 2020. Four students living in St James Town shared their experiences on how the pandemic affected their summer break, return to school, holiday break, and relationship with family and friends.  First Name: Chloe Age: 10 Grade 5 How has [...]

Youth and Mental Wellness: Celebrating National Youth Day

2021-01-15T13:44:18+00:00December 9th, 2020|Categories: children, Community, covid-19, education, General, mental health, TDSB, youth|

On January 12, Canada celebrated National Youth Day (separate from International Youth Day which falls on August 12), as we go into the 11th month of the COVID-19 pandemic. Toronto will be in the midst of a lockdown that began on November 23 and has been extended as an emergency. Meanwhile, around North America, [...]

COVID-19 Vaccines – Light at the End of the Tunnel

2021-01-08T23:58:00+00:00December 8th, 2020|Categories: Community, covid-19, General, Health|

 Over the past year, our attention has been focused on the pandemic which has caused so much havoc, disruption, anxiety and grief around the world. In December we saw a glimmer of light with the interim approval by Health Canada of a COVID-19 vaccine made by the German company BioNTech and its U.S. partner [...]

Winter Fun with Kids

2020-12-09T00:03:20+00:00November 8th, 2020|Categories: Activities, children, Community, covid-19, education, General, mental health, youth|

  This winter, families in St. James Town may be wondering what the festive season will look like. Without the usual winter activities - the Calcavade of Lights, Toronto Christmas Market, Nathan Phillips Square Fair, theatres and pantomimes - parents and guardians are under more pressure to bring the magic home.  It isn't all downsides [...]

Staying Connected

2020-12-09T00:02:28+00:00November 8th, 2020|Categories: Community, covid-19, General, mental health|

Just remember in the winter, Far beneath the bitter snows, Lies the seed that with the sun’s love, In the spring becomes the rose." — Bette Midler, “The Rose” lyrics Winter is not everyone’s favourite season. With the shortened daylight hours, colder temperatures, and lots of snow, it’s hard to embrace the season [...]

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