Parkdale Community Legal Services – Fair Start: Save The Community Start-Up And Maintenance Benefit

Posted on August 14, 2012

 

 

“The Ontario government has cut the Community Start-Up & Maintenance Benefit. This benefit has helped tens of thousands of people on Ontario Works and ODSP to secure and maintain their housing. It will no longer be available as of January 2013. This is a CUT to social assistance rates which WE CANNOT AFFORD.

These cuts WILL lead to increased hardship and homelessness.

Come and discuss how we can work together to fight this cut and help combat poverty in our community.

Come to the public meeting!

Tuesday August 21st, 2012

Parkdale Library 1303 Queen St West

6:00PM, Admission is Free

 

To learn more about Parkdale Community Legal Services see:             http://www.parkdalelegal.org/

Fort York presents CBC's 8th Fire film series

Posted on August 14, 2012

 

Fort York presents CBC’s 8th Fire film series

Fort York National Historic Site in Toronto is hosting the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s 8th Fire film series, August 13 to 16. The 8th Fire film series is a provocative look at Canada’s 500-year relationship with Indigenous peoples.

This four-part series, part of Harbourfront Centre’s Planet IndigenUS Festival, is an encounter with fascinating, complex people, who are as diverse as Canada itself. Each episode runs from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be followed by a guest speaker. Admission is free.

Monday, August 13 – Indigenous in the City
More than half of Canada’s Aboriginal population now lives in cities. Meet the kaleidoscope of Aboriginal people who are quickly joining the country’s urban middle class and bringing their culture with them. Guest speaker: Connie Walker, producer and reporter, 8th Fire film series

Tuesday, August 14 – It’s Time!
Memorable people and stories from across the country illustrate why there is an economic, demographic and moral imperative to improve Canada’s troubled, 500-year relationship with Aboriginal Peoples. Guest speaker: Victoria Freeman, post-doctoral fellow at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) /University of Toronto and author of “Distant Relations: How My Ancestors Colonized North America”

Wednesday, August 15 – Whose Land Is It Anyway?
Land – who owns it, benefits from it and gets to say when, if and how it gets developed? This film looks at the role that land plays in the conflicted relationship with Aboriginal Peoples and the rest of Canada. Guest speaker: Lee Maracle, celebrated First Nations author, poet, educator, storyteller and performing artist

Thursday, August 16 – At the Crossroads
The Aboriginal community’s feisty, self-confident youth are taking new pride in their heritage and pointing the way forward. A fascinating range of artists, activists and business people show how they are shedding the colonial past and building new pathways in education and economic development. Guest speaker: Nadya Kwandibens, First Nations artist and photographer

Fort York National Historic site, at 250 Fort York Blvd., is one of 10 historic museums operated by the City of Toronto. More information is available at 416-392-6907 and http://www.toronto.ca/museum-events.

Fort York presents CBC’s 8th Fire film series

Posted on August 14, 2012

 

Fort York presents CBC’s 8th Fire film series

Fort York National Historic Site in Toronto is hosting the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s 8th Fire film series, August 13 to 16. The 8th Fire film series is a provocative look at Canada’s 500-year relationship with Indigenous peoples.

This four-part series, part of Harbourfront Centre’s Planet IndigenUS Festival, is an encounter with fascinating, complex people, who are as diverse as Canada itself. Each episode runs from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be followed by a guest speaker. Admission is free.

Monday, August 13 – Indigenous in the City
More than half of Canada’s Aboriginal population now lives in cities. Meet the kaleidoscope of Aboriginal people who are quickly joining the country’s urban middle class and bringing their culture with them. Guest speaker: Connie Walker, producer and reporter, 8th Fire film series

Tuesday, August 14 – It’s Time!
Memorable people and stories from across the country illustrate why there is an economic, demographic and moral imperative to improve Canada’s troubled, 500-year relationship with Aboriginal Peoples. Guest speaker: Victoria Freeman, post-doctoral fellow at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) /University of Toronto and author of “Distant Relations: How My Ancestors Colonized North America”

Wednesday, August 15 – Whose Land Is It Anyway?
Land – who owns it, benefits from it and gets to say when, if and how it gets developed? This film looks at the role that land plays in the conflicted relationship with Aboriginal Peoples and the rest of Canada. Guest speaker: Lee Maracle, celebrated First Nations author, poet, educator, storyteller and performing artist

Thursday, August 16 – At the Crossroads
The Aboriginal community’s feisty, self-confident youth are taking new pride in their heritage and pointing the way forward. A fascinating range of artists, activists and business people show how they are shedding the colonial past and building new pathways in education and economic development. Guest speaker: Nadya Kwandibens, First Nations artist and photographer

Fort York National Historic site, at 250 Fort York Blvd., is one of 10 historic museums operated by the City of Toronto. More information is available at 416-392-6907 and http://www.toronto.ca/museum-events.

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