NewsLetter-July-15-20202021-03-18T18:55:03+00:00
In Solidarity with Black, Indigenous and People of Colour
The Corner and the St. James Town Service Provider’s Network (SJTSPN) stand side by side with Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) to advance an inclusive, diverse, safe, and socially just St. James Town community. Read more...
A St. James Town Story of Pride
St. James Town residents Anna Maria and her partner Deisy Jasmin are active members in the community with Anna being a community ambassador and Deisy working with the Catering collective. They share their sentiments with The Corner about what it means to find respect and acceptance of their full personhood after years of suppression and constant fear of threats and violence. Read more...
In Conversation with Chris Moise
In this live-streamed interview, Toronto District School Board (TDSB) school trustee Chris Moise shares with The Corner his perspective and analysis on advancing equity in our community’s schools – both the challenges, and the achievements in which he has played a vital role. Watch on our blog.
Speaking with Lewis Ngwamba Monoe
Many people at The Corner may recognize Lewis Ngwamba Monoe; he is a St. James Town resident, French teacher, and community ambassador. Lewis was born and raised in the Democratic Republic of Congo and came to Canada in August 2018 from Raleigh, North Carolina (USA) where he had lived for six years. Read more...
Sureya Ibrahim – A leader of Regent Park Community
The Corner has reached out to Sureya Ibrahim, a leader in the Regent Park Community, to ask for her thoughts on the effect of anti-black racism on marginalized communities, the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement, and actionable steps to combat systemic oppression. Read more...
Programs and Services
Food Bank: Know More...
Online Social Group: Know More...
Repair & Fixing: Know More...
SJT Pathways with Nikhil Shah(Pro-Investor): Know More...
Free Board Games Giveaway: Know More...
Online Counseling Support: Know More...
Rethinking Ontario’s Educational System
Although changes were made to the Ontario schools’ curriculum after the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Committee, recommendations to teach Indigenous histories and acknowledge the cultural genocide of Indigenous populations through colonial practices, along with Canada’s Black histories continue to be much ignored. Read more...
Celebrating Seniors on Zoom
Approximately 36 seniors joined us virtually to celebrate Seniors Month on June 26, 2020. We arranged for a musician to entertain us with oldies music. The songs were picked by each of the seniors and included music of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. June birthdays were also celebrated and we toasted to good health, keeping connections and friendships. This event created a fun, social atmosphere. For many seniors it sparked memories that made them feel good. Some danced and sang along and spread a lot of positive energy. The social was enjoyed by all and it brought a smile to everyone’s face. The seniors were appreciative of this get together that kept them active and engaged.
SJT Pathways with Chris O’Neill
 
On Wednesday, June 24th, 2020, St. James Town Pathways held a career education event on the subject of technology over Zoom. Chris O’Neill, technology investor and executive, former head of Google Canada and CEO of Evernote, former board member of Tim Horton’s and current board member of The Gap, spoke to St James Town residents. Read more...
Meet the New Corner Staff!
Alaa Mohamed, Renato Vicarme and Valdecir Antonio joined The Corner team at The Corner's 240 location. While Reanto and Antonio  joined us as community fixers, Alaa joins our team as a community resource worker. Read more...
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In The News
St. James Town construction complicates pandemic life
When Anai seeks a place to think, work, or even celebrate her daughter’s 19th birthday, she leaves her apartment on 275 Bleecker St. in Toronto’s St. James Town. In early March, her balcony – along with the rest of the units in her building, owned by Toronto Community Housing Corporation – became a construction site. Read more...
The Corner during the Pandemic
The Corner and our work in partnership with the community during the pandemic was featured in Parliament Street Newspaper. Read More...
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