Rock the Ribbon!

By Yvonne Yorke - December 2021 -  . World AIDS Day, designated on the 1st of December every year since 1988, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) pandemic caused by the spread of the HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection and mourning those who have [...]

Still Spooktacular!

By Yvonne Yorke - October 2021 -  . Every year, Halloween is celebrated as a fun-filled finale to October that delights children and adults alike. Because of the pandemic, Toronto Public Health was not able to support the traditional door-to-door trick or treating in 2020 and as of our print date for [...]

World Mental Health Day

By Shirley Roberts - October 2021 -  The World Health Organization recognizes October 10th as World Mental Health Day. In 1992, the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) established World Mental Health Day in an effort to promote education and advocate for people experiencing mental health issues. This year’s theme, set by the [...]

Suicide, stigma, and seeking help

By Nina Badwal - September 2021 -  . Suicide intervention is one of the emerging priorities in St. James Town according to the St. James Town Service Providers’ Network (SJTSPN).  The SJTSPN is a group of agencies that promotes equitable social and economic development initiatives and provides informal economic opportunities and population [...]

Water Safety

Yvonne Yorke - July 2021 -  . Swimming is to the Canadian summer what skating is to the Canadian winter. It doesn’t matter if you are in a lake or a pool, nothing beats the cool water temperatures on a hot summer day. To ensure that swimming remains cool and refreshing, please [...]