Keeping it fresh: Market Greens

By Shirley Roberts Officially launched on August 10th, 2022, Market Greens is an initiative in St. James Town that aims to bring affordable fresh fruits and vegetables year-round to low-income residents facing food insecurity. As of 2016, 32% of St. James Town residents have low incomes as compared to the Toronto average of [...]

Meet the Toronto Indigenous Cancer Program Team!

By Joanna Vautour and Muriel Lopez The Indigenous Cancer Program (ICP) supports Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) patients and families accessing Cancer Care in Toronto. Supporting Indigenous people in cancer care is important because Indigenous peoples experience barriers to culturally safe care and continue to experience racism when accessing health care services [...]

Healthy meals for back-to-school

By Lindiwe Sibanda Consuming a range of wholesome foods from each of the five food groups is the key to good nutrition. Eating foods from each of the following dietary groups will help your body get all the vitamins and nutrients it needs to function. Dairy or a dairy substitute: These foods are great providers of calcium, which is necessary for strong, healthy bones. Fruit: Fruits are an excellent source of [...]

Food for Good Market Greens

By Christina Tran On July 6th 2022, Sherbourne Health’s Food for Good™ Market Greens opened its doors at The Corner @ 240. The aim of this program is to make vegetables and fruit more accessible to community members throughout the year. The market also aims to build the capacity of its customers by offering [...]

Love your lungs

By Laura McDonald Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers and it is the leading cause of cancer death in Ontario. In 2020, it was expected that 10,592 people would be diagnosed with lung cancer in Ontario and that 7,124 people would die from lung cancer.1 The good news is that [...]

Volunteers’ Spotlight

Advocate for equality  By Nina Badwal - February 2022 - Tatyanna Watts wants to make sure that no one is left behind. She has been volunteering for the St. James Town Community Corner for about a year as a Community Outreach Ambassador. As an African-Canadian, her mission is to connect Black folks [...]