Parkdale Community Legal Services – Stop The Cuts To The Community Start Up and Maintenance Benefit Program

Posted on September 5, 2012

 

 

“Come out to our 2nd Parkdale meeting to end the cuts to CSUMB Community Start Up and Maintenance Benefit )!  Wed Sept 5th at 6pm.”
For more information on Parkdale Community Legal Services see:

http://www.parkdalelegal.org/

2012 Roncesvalles Polish Festival – Performers

Posted on September 5, 2012

 

Just over a week away, the performance scheduale for the 2012 Roncesvalles Polish Festival has been announced.  Take a look and hope to see everyone out enjoying great music, food, culture, local shops and our fabulous Ward 14 Community.

 

See the schedule at:

http://polishfestival.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/2012RPF.Schedule.9.3.pdf

 

Roncesvalles Historical Society Upcoming Meeting

Posted on September 5, 2012

 

 

Thursday Sept 6th. RVHS opens the 2012-13 season. Welcome all, to a meeting at the High Park Library from 6:30 to 8 pm. On the agenda: preparations for a presentation about John Howard on November 22, in co-operation with Colbourne Lodge; update on the Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden; preparations for a Boyd Gang film night.

 

 

TAKE BACK THE NIGHT 2012 – PARKDALE:

Posted on September 5, 2012

 

 

 

TAKE BACK THE NIGHT 2012 – PARKDALE:


Saturday September 15th, 2012:


Masaryk Cowan Community Recreation Centre
220 Cowan Ave. (south of Queen West, west of Dufferin)
Community Fair 4-6pm
Rally 6-8pm
March 8-9:30pm

“Take Back the Night’s theme this year is ‘Un-Occupying Our Minds, Healing Ourselves’

Take Back the Night is a FREE community event where we celebrate survivors of (sexual) violence, protest our right to live lives free of violence and build our diverse communities. TBTN includes a free community dinner, a community fair with resources, a rally with speakers and performers and a march. This year our event will feature the amazing community of PARKDALE.”

From 8 to 9:30p.m. women, children and transsexual participants will head out on the Take Back The Night march along an undisclosed route.  At the same time as the march, males are welcome to participate in a ‘male alley’ workshop at the Masaryk-Cowan Community Recreation Centre.

Volunteers are also needed for this event, for more information see:  http://www.trccmwar.ca/drupal/node/288

 

Roma Health Forum: Effective Outreach and Service Delivery for Toronto's Roma Community

Posted on September 5, 2012

 

 

Roma Health Forum: A Free Public Event

Date:               Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Time:               1:00pm – 4:00pm

Location:        519 Church Street Community Centre, Grand Ballroom (2nd floor)

 

Did you know? 

  • There are an estimated 12–15 million Roma in the world; over 80,000 live in Canada
  • In recent years, an increasing number of Roma newcomers have settled in Toronto
  • Systemic discrimination makes Roma people vulnerable to poverty and illness

 

You will learn about:

  • Current challenges facing Toronto’s Roma community
  • Urgent health and social service needs within this newly emergent population
  • Service delivery in relation to Roma history, culture and socio-political context
  • Health promotion and outreach best-practices 

 

Opening Remarks:

Councillor Gord Perks

Ward 14: Parkdale-High Park and Member of the Toronto Board of Health

 

Keynote Speaker:     

Gina Csanyi-Robah has previously worked as a Roma social justice advocate with the European Roma Rights Centre in Budapest, Hungary. Currently, she is Executive Director of the Roma Community Centre in Toronto, the only Canadian organization specifically for Roma people. On June 13th of this year, Ms. Csanyi-Robah was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her service to Canada’s Roma community.

 

Panellists:

Rosa Ribeiro, Health Promoter, Parkdale Community Health Centre

Hajnalka Klein, School Settlement Worker, CultureLink

Lisa Randall, Program Manager, CultureLink

 

To register for this event please see:  http://romahealth.eventbrite.com/

 

 

Roma Health Forum: Effective Outreach and Service Delivery for Toronto’s Roma Community

Posted on September 5, 2012

 

 

Roma Health Forum: A Free Public Event

Date:               Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Time:               1:00pm – 4:00pm

Location:        519 Church Street Community Centre, Grand Ballroom (2nd floor)

 

Did you know? 

  • There are an estimated 12–15 million Roma in the world; over 80,000 live in Canada
  • In recent years, an increasing number of Roma newcomers have settled in Toronto
  • Systemic discrimination makes Roma people vulnerable to poverty and illness

 

You will learn about:

  • Current challenges facing Toronto’s Roma community
  • Urgent health and social service needs within this newly emergent population
  • Service delivery in relation to Roma history, culture and socio-political context
  • Health promotion and outreach best-practices 

 

Opening Remarks:

Councillor Gord Perks

Ward 14: Parkdale-High Park and Member of the Toronto Board of Health

 

Keynote Speaker:     

Gina Csanyi-Robah has previously worked as a Roma social justice advocate with the European Roma Rights Centre in Budapest, Hungary. Currently, she is Executive Director of the Roma Community Centre in Toronto, the only Canadian organization specifically for Roma people. On June 13th of this year, Ms. Csanyi-Robah was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her service to Canada’s Roma community.

 

Panellists:

Rosa Ribeiro, Health Promoter, Parkdale Community Health Centre

Hajnalka Klein, School Settlement Worker, CultureLink

Lisa Randall, Program Manager, CultureLink

 

To register for this event please see:  http://romahealth.eventbrite.com/

 

 

Emergency Community Meeting in Parkdale to Stop the Deportation of Iraq War Resister Kimberly Rivera

Posted on September 5, 2012

 

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Sept. 5, 2012) – On Wednesday, September 5, members of the Parkdale Community will be gathering at an emergency community meeting to support Iraq War resister Kimberly Rivera who, along with her husband and four children, has been ordered to leave Canada by September 20 (www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1249942–iraq-war-resister-speaks-out-after-deportation-order).

Event: Emergency Community Meeting to Oppose the Deportation of Iraq War Resister Kimberly Rivera
Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM EDT
Location: Parkdale United Church, 171 Dunn Avenue, Toronto, ON

Cheri Di Novo, Member of Provincial Parliament (Parkdale-High Park) and Gord Perks, City Councillor (Ward 14 Parkdale-High Park) are expected to attend.

Despite the widespread support of the Canadian people for US war resisters, and two motions adopted by Parliament calling on the government to let war resisters like Kim become permanent residents of Canada, the Harper government continues to target Iraq War resisters for deportation.

Kim and her family, including two children born in Canada, have been ordered to leave the country by September 20 or be deported. In the US, Kim faces court martial, jail time, and a felony conviction that will follow her for life-all as punishment for being a conscientious objector.

Members of the Parkdale community in south-west Toronto will call on Immigration Minister Jason Kenney to stop the deportation and to give Kim, and other war resisters, access to the unbiased decision making process that was available to Conrad Black. Minister Kenney has both the power and ability to intervene to let the Riveras stay in Canada by granting the family’s request for permanent resident status on humanitarian and compassionate (H&C) grounds (www.cic.gc.ca/english/refugees/inside/h-and-c.asp).

 

For more information see:  http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/media-advisory-emergency-community-meeting-parkdale-stop-deportation-iraq-war-resister-1697303.htm

TTC 504 King Streetcar Frequency Increased

Posted on September 5, 2012

 

“The Toronto Transit Commission is increasing service on 34 bus, streetcar and subway routes to meet the demand of growing ridership. In 2011, the TTC surpassed 500 million riders and that number is expected to rise to 512 million in 2012. This additional service will reduce crowding and improve wait times, during the rush hours and at off-peak times, throughout Toronto.”

 

Staring on September 3rd, 2012,  service will be increased on the 504 King Street Car.

 

For more information please see:

http://www.ttc.ca/News/2012/August/NR_TTC_increases_frequency_of_bus%2C_subway_and_streetcar_serv.jsp

Four Villages Community Health Centre – 'Motherzz Are Starzz' Fundraiser

Posted on September 5, 2012

 

 

The Four Villages Community Health Centre’s Board  has organized a fundraiser, Motherzz Are Starzz, which will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at Hugh’s Room (2261 Dundas Street West). The show-time is from 8pm-10pm.

 

All proceeds of the fundraiser will go towards our program, Healthy Women, Healthy Babies (HWHB), which provide support for women living in poverty who are pregnant or have just given birth.

 

There will be a silent auction featuring items such as VIA Rail tickets, theatre tickets, tickets for sports events, Disney tickets, Keurig Coffee maker, and more….

 

Tickets are bought directly through Hugh’s Room.

Hugh’s Room Phone: 416-531-6604

http://hughsroom.com/

Tickets are $25 (advance) and $30 (door).

 

More information about the fundraiser is also on our website: www.4villageschc.ca.

 

 

 

Four Villages Community Health Centre – ‘Motherzz Are Starzz’ Fundraiser

Posted on September 5, 2012

 

 

The Four Villages Community Health Centre’s Board  has organized a fundraiser, Motherzz Are Starzz, which will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at Hugh’s Room (2261 Dundas Street West). The show-time is from 8pm-10pm.

 

All proceeds of the fundraiser will go towards our program, Healthy Women, Healthy Babies (HWHB), which provide support for women living in poverty who are pregnant or have just given birth.

 

There will be a silent auction featuring items such as VIA Rail tickets, theatre tickets, tickets for sports events, Disney tickets, Keurig Coffee maker, and more….

 

Tickets are bought directly through Hugh’s Room.

Hugh’s Room Phone: 416-531-6604

http://hughsroom.com/

Tickets are $25 (advance) and $30 (door).

 

More information about the fundraiser is also on our website: www.4villageschc.ca.

 

 

 

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