Community Resources

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TAIBU Community Health Centre (the “Centre”), is a community health center located in the Malvern area of Scarborough. The Centre’s mission is to: “…provide primary health care and related services for Black populations across the Greater Toronto Area as its priority population and residents of the local community. Recognizing that systemic oppression has fostered conditions of ill-health with Black communities, we strive to deliver these services through intersectional, equity-based, and culturally affirming practices that promote holistic wellness, health education, and prevention.

We are seeking Ambassadors to promote the COVID19 Equity supports that the centre is providing. These supports include:

- Access to relevant, truthful and timely information about COVID19 (vaccines and testing)

- Access to Mental-Health services

- Access to food

- Access to Personal protective equipment (masks, hand sanitizer, face shields and gloves)

- Access to child minding services and funds

- Access to isolation centres, including transportation to and...

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The TDSB’s Student Senate is hosting a virtual Mental Health & Well-Being Conference for students in Grades 6 – 12 (see attached).

The conference will be taking place on Wednesday, April 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for students in Grades 6 – 8; and on Thursday, April 22 from 2:00 to 4:20 p.m. for students in Grades 9 – 12.

Registration information to follow…stay tuned!

For further information, please contact Alison MacLachlan, Principal Northview Heights Secondary School at alison.maclachlan@tdsb.on.ca or Nick Rowe, Vice Principal Etobicoke Collegiate Institute at nick.rowe@tdsb.on.ca

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The Faculty of Education at York University’s 2020-2021 FESI webinar series wraps up with a dynamic, diverse panel that will explore streaming and educational pathways in Ontario schools. Ontario’s education policy states that the schools should keep “options open for all students,”. Some people assert that streaming allows students to choose subjects based on their interests and preferred career pathways. In reality, streaming closes many options to students and limits their life and career choices. Systemic bias, racism, ableism, and deficit thinking results in the streaming and sorting of students based on perceived academic abilities. In particular, Black and Indigenous students, students with disabilities, newcomer and refugee students, and students marginalized by poverty are disproportionately harmed by these processes and structures. Mechanisms for streaming and sorting happen as early as kindergarten and set students up for pre-determined pathways that impact academic options, career pathways, quality of life, financial security, and health. Join us for a...

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Introducing Scarborough Repair and Bike Cafe's series of virtual repair and bike safety/mapping workshops via zoom. These workshops aim to encourage a culture of reducing waste and promoting sustainability.

Through this series of free virtual workshops, residents can learn a whole range of repairs, including clothes, smartphones & laptops, small appliances, and bikes. See attached flyer for details. Register on eventbrite here.

All flyer details are are available through the button below:

Workshop Flyers

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Under its TO Support: COVID-19 Equity Plan, the city of Toronto has provided TAIBU Community Health Centre with funding to address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black and racialized communities and therefore the TAIBU COVID-19 Response project was born.

Over the next several months we will do outreach and engage the Black community, with your help! Our target area is specifically North Scarborough and stretches to individuals that identify as Black across the City of Toronto.

We are encouraging members of the community to:

Get the Facts! Get Support! Get tested!

Visit our website for Frequently Asked Questions: ...

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