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, [...]

Cold, Flu, and Covid: with Dr. June

2020-12-14T17:56:48+00:00November 8th, 2020|Categories: Community, covid-19, education, General, Health|

With the onset of winter, we have three illnesses very similar to each other that we need to watch out: Cold, Flu, Covid. Dr. June from Sherbourne Health talks to us about the differences and how we need to watch out for them. 1. Winter is here and so is cold and flu season. How [...]

Raising Awareness about Homelessness- An interview with Alana Banton

2020-12-14T17:59:45+00:00November 8th, 2020|Categories: Community, education, General, Homelessness, Housing|

Alana Banton was born and raised in Toronto. She has a master's in community development and work as a follow-up support worker at Wigwamen. Her role is to provide transitional support to newly housed Indigenous peoples and developing capacity building programs. They have years of experience in outreach and program development.  An overview of [...]

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 [...]

Studying How St. James Town is Coping with Covid-19

2020-11-13T16:15:49+00:00October 10th, 2020|Categories: Community, covid-19, education, General, mental health|

This month, Lisa Kowalchuk spoke to us about her recent research project in St. James Town. Lisa is a sociology professor at the University of Guelph. This is what she had to say:  At the beginning of October, I launched a study entitled “Extracting lessons from coping with COVID-19 in St. James Town”, and I’m grateful [...]

Examining Mental Health during the Pandemic

2020-11-10T16:07:20+00:00October 10th, 2020|Categories: Community, covid-19, education, General, mental health|

As we face the 9th month of living with the coronavirus and its multiple disruptions of people’s lives, livelihoods, and wellbeing, we are mindful of the fact that this past October 10 was World Mental Health Day. We turned to Susan Davis, Executive Director of the Gerstein Crisis Centre for a better understanding of how [...]

Back to School: Safe and Healthy Return – With Norm Di Pasquale

2020-09-10T14:25:09+00:00September 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+00:00September 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 [...]