A ‘Just Recovery’ for St. James Town

2021-07-13T05:20:25+01:00July 13th, 2021|Categories: Community, covid-19, General|

- By Georgie Alford -  After one of the most severe recessions the world has ever seen, it is unsurprising that global discussion has centred on economic recovery from the pandemic. Despite government funding, the International Labour Organisation warns that large corporations, small-businesses and individuals have all been left in struggling economic positions. [...]

Pop-up clinics in St. James Town making COVID-19 vaccines more accessible

2021-07-28T18:49:18+01:00July 3rd, 2021|Categories: Community, covid-19, education, General, Health|

- By Nina Badwal - Residents waiting in line at a pop-up clinic in St. James Town to get their COVID-19 vaccination shot. More than 150 people came out on a sunny Saturday in St. James Town to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.  A pop-up clinic offering the Pfizer vaccine [...]

Bird watching gets a new look during the pandemic era

2021-07-28T20:20:39+01:00June 13th, 2021|Categories: Activities, Community, covid-19, education, General, mental health|

- By Nina Badwal -  A group on a bird walk (Photo: Andrés Jiménez Monge) A recreational activity that was once seen fitting for retired white men is now attracting a diverse group of people.  Bird watching – or birding which includes the visually impaired – has reached an all-time high as we [...]

Responding to the food insecurity crisis in St. James Town

2021-06-16T14:16:18+01:00June 13th, 2021|Categories: Community, covid-19, General, Health|

- By Nea Maaty - Since the onset of the pandemic, affording food has become more difficult, particularly for people living in low income communities. Food insecurity is still one of the major issues in St. James Town especially after the economic drop that has affected many people due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Although [...]

The coronavirus: Not the “great equalizer”

2021-07-28T19:22:22+01:00June 12th, 2021|Categories: Community, covid-19, Spring Gathering|

- By Nina Badwal -  Food insecurity, the opioid crisis and the well-being of 2SLGBTQ adults.  These were the key topics discussed during the second instalment of the annual Spring Gathering event which was held virtually via Zoom this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.   The Spring Gathering is a community conversation that [...]

Celebrating Nursing: Answering the Call

2021-05-19T14:39:25+01:00May 18th, 2021|Categories: covid-19, General, Health, mental health, Nurse|

By Shirley Roberts National Nursing Week annual celebrations take place May 10-16, 2021, the same week as Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12. Nightingale (1820-1910) was a social reformer and widely credited with being the founder of modern nursing. The theme this year #WeAnswerTheCall was developed by The Canadian Nursing Association to showcase the many [...]

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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 [...]

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