How does limited green space impact your community?

2021-04-14T04:00:40+01:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: Community, Earth Day, General|

By Raagave Kanaan “A lot of places in downtown Toronto are crowded because of buildings and we have limited access to green space. We need more green space because it’s good for the environment and helps people to move around and get connected to other people. Children can use the space to play [...]

Leaving The World Better Than We Found It

2021-04-14T03:40:37+01:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: Activities, children, Community, Earth Day, education, General|

By Yvonne Yorke Since Earth Day's founding over 50 years ago, April 22 has been an occasion for people to  reflect on how they can better treat the environment. Did you know that high-density living, such  as an apartment building, is much more environmentally friendly than living in a rural  community? Shared walls = [...]

Balcony Gardening- Where to Start this Spring?

2021-04-14T03:09:25+01:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: 240 Hub, Activities, Community, Earth Day, education, General|

By Georgina Alford Last March, The Corner@240 welcomed Lara Mrosovsky, author of “Grow Without A Garden”,  for a series of workshops teaching residents about gardening on balconies. Gardening does not  only have aesthetic benefits, in fact, a scientific report has listed a wide range of health and  mental health benefits including reducing stress and [...]

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 [...]

Creative Corner

2021-04-14T02:30:26+01:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: Community, General|

Sometimes I feel...  By Nick Gurev Sometimes I feel as ancient as the hills  Some other times as young as morning dew  One sunny day the soaring spirit wills  The next - by darkness my weak flesh subdued.  A hope is born with knowledge of its death  A laughter is a prelude to [...]

Women’s Health in Women’s Hands- A discussion with Registered Practical Nurse Marie Claud Felicien

2021-03-12T05:45:29+00:00March 12th, 2021|Categories: Community, General, Health, Women|

By Raagave Kannan What is your professional role and what inspired you to get into this field?  My name is Marie Claud Felicien and I’m a Registered Practical Nurse. If I’m being completely honest, I can’t say it was a lifelong dream to become a nurse, however, once I got into the field, [...]

An Introduction to Women’s Day

2021-03-12T05:31:32+00:00March 8th, 2021|Categories: anti-oppressive, General, policy, Women|

By Georgina Alford International Women’s Day (IWD) has existed since the early 1900s. In 1908, 15,000 women took to the streets of New York to demand better pay, equal rights and shorter working hours.  It wasn’t until 1910, however, when Clara Zetkin - leader of the ‘Women’s Office’ for the Social Democratic Party [...]

The History of the Black Lives Matter Movement

2021-02-19T16:52:16+00:00February 19th, 2021|Categories: General|

By Georgie Alford Founded by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Khan-Cullors, and Opal Tometi in the United States in 2013, the Black Lives Matter movement (BLM) has sparked activism around the globe. The hashtag (#BlackLivesMatter) was initiated after the murder of African-American teen Trayvon Martin and has since proliferated through all social media channels. In August [...]

Introducing Focus Media Arts Centre

2021-02-19T17:55:19+00:00February 19th, 2021|Categories: General|

By Raagave Kannan FOCUS Media Arts Centre (FOCUS) is a not-for-profit organization that was established in 1990 to counter negative media stereotypes of low income communities and provide relevant information to residents living in the Regent Park area and surrounding communities. We seek to empower marginalize individuals and under represented communities to have a [...]

Collaboration, Impact and Collective Identity

2021-02-19T16:48:43+00:00February 19th, 2021|Categories: General|

A Perspective on the 2020 St. James Town Service Provider Network Leadership Forum By Cameron Murray The 2020 St. James Town Service Provider Network’s Leadership Forum took place on Friday November 20th, 2020. From home offices, living rooms and breakfast nooks, more than 80 participants logged into Zoom for an event successful in both [...]

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