SJT International Women’s Day Leaders-In conversation with Rowena Pinto, Chief Program Officer of Unicef Canada

2021-04-14T04:02:11+01:00March 14th, 2021|Categories: children, covid-19, education, policy, story, Women, youth|

Interviewed by Georgina Alford with contributions from Adonis Huggins and Nea Maaty- FOCUS   In celebration of International Women’s Day, The Corner spoke with an inspirational woman leader, Rowena Pinto, Chief Program Officer of UNICEF Canada. Growing up in Quebec at the time of both separation referendums, Rowena has always been passionate about [...]

Escaping an Abusive Marriage- An Interview with Samra Zafar

2021-03-12T06:05:48+00:00March 12th, 2021|Categories: anti-oppressive, children, covid-19, education, mental health, story, Women, youth|

By Loretta Bailey with contributions from Adonis Huggins – FOCUS    As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to plague almost every single country in the world, the issue of domestic violence is becoming a cause for concern among global leaders including in Canada. According to reports, domestic abuse cases are on the rise [...]

“Keeping Fit and Active with the Chechen Wolf”

2020-12-14T17:58:16+00:00November 8th, 2020|Categories: Activities, children, Community, General, story, youth|

We spoke to Arthur Biyarslnov, Canadian Professional Boxer and Olympian, as he describes his experience growing up in St. James Town while providing some advice on how community members can stay active during the winter. 1. Growing up in St. James Town and training in the Cabbagetown Youth Centre - what initially drew you [...]

Back to School: Parents’ Perspective

2020-09-07T17:58:00+01:00September 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 [...]

Speaking with Lewis Ngwamba Monoe

2020-08-10T16:17:12+01:00June 14th, 2020|Categories: black lives matter, General, racism, story|

Many people at The Corner may recognize Lewis Ngwamba Monoe; not only because he is a St. James Town resident, French teacher, and community ambassador, but because his constant smile brings light to everyone’s day. Lewis was born and raised in the Democratic Republic of Congo and came to Canada in August 2018 from [...]

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