Celebrating Pets!

By Shirley Roberts Any day is a good day to celebrate pets, but April 11th is the “official” day that is marked to bring attention to the special joys of owning one. Founded in 2006 by Pet and Family Lifestyle Expert, Colleen Paige, its purpose is to show appreciation for all pets worldwide. [...]

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 [...]

Loving one another

By Shirley Roberts - February 2022 -  February is the month when we celebrate Valentine’s Day, the day traditionally associated with romance and love. February 14th originated as a Christian feast day in recognition of an early martyr by the name of Saint Valentine. However, over time the day has come to be [...]