Storwell Offers an Annual $2,000 Bursary to Help Foster Children Pursue Their Post-Secondary Education
Along with providing safe, secure, and affordable storage units in Scarborough, Storwell is also devoted to helping out the local community through various charitable causes and social initiatives. For over a decade, Storwell has been running the Foster Children Bursary Program for students who were part of the foster care system to help them attend post-secondary school.
A study done in 2017 by the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth found that over the last four decades, poor academic outcomes have been characteristic of former youth in care from Canada, the United States, and Britain. Youth in care struggle to complete high school with 56% of Ontario Crown Wards dropping out of high school.
The lack of focus on education can be attributed to several factors. A major factor that contributes to poor educational performance is a lack of stability at home. Every time a youth moves, they lose four to six months of academic progress and then struggle to make up the loss over time. The...more
COVID19 Program Ambassador Job Opening - Taibu Community Health Centre
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...more
Mental Health & Well-Being Conference by TDSB Student Senate
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Nick Rowe, Vice Principal Etobicoke Collegiate Institute at email@example.com
Streaming in Schooling with York University
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...more
Scarborough Repair & Bike Café 2021
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:more
TAIBU CHC Covid-19 Support
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: ...more