Community Environment Day – April 27, 2019 and Compost Days

Posted on April 2, 2019

The City’s annual Community Environment Day is back! It will be held on Saturday, April 27th, 2019, from 10am – 2pm at Sir Casmir Gzowski Park (1751 Lake Shore Blvd. W.)

There will also be 3 compost days in our ward, where free leaf compost will be available from 10:00 am, while supplies last.

April 20th, 2019 at Masaryk-Cowan Community Centre, 220 Cowan Avenue

April 27th, 2019  at Runnymede Public School, 357 Runnymede Road

May 25th, 2019 at Indian Rd Public School, 285 Indian Rd Crescent

For further information, please see the flyer below and visit toronto.ca/environment_days

Our office can be reached at 416-392-7919 or via email at councillor_perks@toronto.ca .

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Anishinaabe Inaakonigewin: Indigenous Governance, Laws and Lifeways – April 8, 2019

Posted on April 2, 2019

How might Indigenous governance systems contribute to changing our relationships with each other and to the land and waters?

Join us for an evening of learning and conversations featuring Indigenous knowledge keepers on Indigenous Law and knowledge systems, including Lee Maracle, Dawnis Kennedy, Sylvia Plain, Valarie Waboose, and others, on Indigenous governance in the city, and our shared responsibility to care for the land and waters.

Date: April 8, 2019

Time: 4:30 – 8 pm

Location: Toronto City Hall (Council Chamber) – 100 Queen St. West

This FREE event is open to the public and refreshments will be served.

ENAGB – Indigenous Language Program for Families with Young Children

Posted on April 2, 2019

From January to December 2019, Toronto Public Library is hosting ENAGB Indigenous language classes at four branches (Danforth/Coxwell, Gerrard/Ashdale, Malvern and  Mount Dennis). These classes, specifically structured to provide support to all families who are expecting or have children under six years of age, have been designed and are being delivered by the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto.

The purpose of the program is to support language preservation and revitalization, and to provide a safe learning environment for Indigenous families and a learning opportunity for non-Indigenous families. It is funded through a federal grant and is part of a national strategy to preserve Indigenous languages. The Library’s role is to provide a safe and welcoming space for communities to learn. Four Indigenous languages (Inuktitut, Cree, Ojibway and Mohawk) are taught in weekly, 30-minute sessions. Pronounced “Enag-Bee”, ENAGB is an acronym based on Eshkiniigjik Naandwechigegamig, which means “a place for healing our youth”; and Aabiish Gaa Binjibaaying, which means, “where did we come from?”.

Each branch offers classes in Inuktitut, Cree, Ojibwe and/or Mohawk. No registration required for Inuktitut, Cree and Ojibwe. Please register with the branch for Mohawk.

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