Holocaust Education Week: A People Uncounted and The Forgotten Genocide

Posted on October 26, 2012

 

 

Film screening and lecture/discussion
A People Uncounted was filmed in 11 countries and has won awards in international film festivals.
Lecture by: Karen Polak | Anne Frank House | International Department
Film screening and lecture/discussion sponsored by:

  • Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre and
  • Judy Weissenberg Cohen in memory of her parents, siblings and relatives, Holocaust victims from Debrecen, Hungary

Friday, November 2, 2012 – 3:45 to 5:45 PM
Culturelink offices and meeting room
2340 Dundas Street West, Suite 301 | Toronto, ON

 

To see a .pdf version of the flyer visit:

http://www.romatoronto.org/pdf/RCC_Holocaust_Education_Week_Poster_2012.pdf

 

To learn more about the Roma Community Centre Visit:

http://www.romatoronto.org/index.html

 

Fundraiser For The Roma Community Center – 'Never Come Back' Film Screening

Posted on October 26, 2012

FUNDRAISER FOR THE ROMA COMMUNITY CENTER
Rogers Communications Centre, 80 Gould Street (Ryerson University)
RCC204 lecture theatre, Monday Oct. 29th, 2012, 7pm – 9pm. $5-$10 (sliding scale)

Film: NEVER COME BACK!

A documentary film about Roma (“Gypsy” refugees in Canada and the countries they fled

Who are the “Roma”– or as you my say “Gypsies”– anyway?

Why do Europe’s largest minority group feel compekked to seek asylum in Canada?

“‘Never Come Back’ tells the story of the Roma (sometimes called “gypsies”) in Canada. Characters include Tibor Lukacs, from Prague, who founded the FC-Bohemians, a “Roma”soccer team, in the steel city of Hamilton, and Tamas Banya, a singer/guitarist from Budapest, now living in Toronto. After accepting many as refugees the Canadian Government is now rejecting many Roma, arguing that they come from democratic countries. The film travels to the Czech Republic and Hungary where Roma still suffer discrimination and face constant threats of violence. Bela Radics, a Roma man who was returned by the Canadian government to Hungary, tells Roma still in Canada: “Never come back!”

For more information on the event and the Roma Community Centre visit:  http://www.romatoronto.org/index.html

or https://www.facebook.com/events/371956746220534/

 

 

 

Fundraiser For The Roma Community Center – ‘Never Come Back’ Film Screening

Posted on October 26, 2012

FUNDRAISER FOR THE ROMA COMMUNITY CENTER
Rogers Communications Centre, 80 Gould Street (Ryerson University)
RCC204 lecture theatre, Monday Oct. 29th, 2012, 7pm – 9pm. $5-$10 (sliding scale)

Film: NEVER COME BACK!

A documentary film about Roma (“Gypsy” refugees in Canada and the countries they fled

Who are the “Roma”– or as you my say “Gypsies”– anyway?

Why do Europe’s largest minority group feel compekked to seek asylum in Canada?

“‘Never Come Back’ tells the story of the Roma (sometimes called “gypsies”) in Canada. Characters include Tibor Lukacs, from Prague, who founded the FC-Bohemians, a “Roma”soccer team, in the steel city of Hamilton, and Tamas Banya, a singer/guitarist from Budapest, now living in Toronto. After accepting many as refugees the Canadian Government is now rejecting many Roma, arguing that they come from democratic countries. The film travels to the Czech Republic and Hungary where Roma still suffer discrimination and face constant threats of violence. Bela Radics, a Roma man who was returned by the Canadian government to Hungary, tells Roma still in Canada: “Never come back!”

For more information on the event and the Roma Community Centre visit:  http://www.romatoronto.org/index.html

or https://www.facebook.com/events/371956746220534/

 

 

 

City of Toronto announces program to support residents interested in a firefighting career

Posted on October 26, 2012

 

Three City of Toronto divisions – Fire Services, Employment & Social Services, and Parks, Forestry & Recreation – have initiated a new program to address challenges faced by low-income residents from diverse communities who are seeking firefighting careers with the City of Toronto.

Developed collaboratively by the three divisions, the 12-week Firefighting Career Awareness Program will begin this January. The program will enable participants to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to meet the minimum requirements to participate in the City’s annual firefighter recruitment process.

The initiative will reduce barriers to City of Toronto jobs, leverage existing resources and advance workplace diversity.

More details about this program will be provided at public information sessions that will be held between November 26 and December 6. Dates and times for the five sessions are listed athttp://www.toronto.ca/socialservices/job_fairs.htm#d.

Toronto residents interested in attending an information session can obtain more details and register by calling 416-397-JOBS (5627).

Toronto Animal Services – Adopt A Cat During 'Fall in Love' Adoption Campaign

Posted on October 26, 2012

 

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Toronto has an overpopulation of unwanted cats – which leads to people dropping off many of them at the City’s animal shelters. Toronto Animal Services (TAS) tries to keep up with the high intake of cats into its shelters and attempts to find good homes for as many cats as possible.

The public can help by adopting a kitten or cat. During the “Fall in Love” adoption campaign over two weekends this fall (October 26 to 28 and November 1 to 4), all cats are just $25 – reduced from $75 – plus HST and the licence fee.

Several circumstances lead to the shelters’ intake of homeless cats. Some cats are born into feral cat colonies and live long enough to reproduce before their lives are cut short by the hardships of living on the street. Others are born in homes where the cat owners don’t spay/neuter their cats and allow them to breed. Cats breed in every season.

As a result of the warm weather Toronto has experienced lately, there has been a continued high intake of homeless cats at TAS shelters. Also contributing to this high shelter population is the fact that stray and homeless cats are more visible in warm weather. As a result, they continue to be brought into TAS shelters in high numbers. These factors result in shelters that are either full or nearing capacity.

Strategies are being used to stop the cycle of cat overpopulation – such as promoting the adoption of cats from shelters. When people adopt a kitten or cat from TAS, they receive a pet that is microchipped, vaccinated, de-wormed, vet-checked, and most importantly, spayed/neutered so it cannot reproduce.

Kittens and cats adopted from sources other than a shelter may not be spayed or neutered and will often reproduce at least once before being spayed or neutered. Some cats never benefit from being spayed or neutered and continue to reproduce for years.

Toronto Animal Services’ fall adoption promotion provides a good opportunity for residents to change the life of an animal living in a shelter. With colder weather on the way, it’s a great time to have a warm, furry friend to curl up with at home.

For more information, call 311 or visit the Toronto Animal Services shelter or participating PetSmart location in your neighbourhood. PetSmart is a Toronto Animal Services adoption partner.

Toronto Animal Services shelters:
West Region – 146 The East Mall, (Hwy 427 and Dundas Street West)
North Region – 1300 Sheppard Ave. W., (Keele Street and Sheppard Avenue West)
East Region – 821 Progress Ave. (Hwy 401 and Markham Road)
South Region – 140 Princes’ Blvd., (Exhibition Place, Horse Palace)

Participating PetSmart locations:
158 North Queen St., Toronto, 416-620-4648
835 Eglinton Ave. E., Toronto, 416-696-0388
2050 Eglinton Ave. E., Toronto, 416-701-0007
225 High Tech Rd., Richmond Hill, 905-764-6116

To learn more about the campaign and Toronto Animal Services see:

http://www.toronto.ca/animal_services/index.htm#fallinlove

Toronto Animal Services – Adopt A Cat During ‘Fall in Love’ Adoption Campaign

Posted on October 26, 2012

 

 ”

Toronto has an overpopulation of unwanted cats – which leads to people dropping off many of them at the City’s animal shelters. Toronto Animal Services (TAS) tries to keep up with the high intake of cats into its shelters and attempts to find good homes for as many cats as possible.

The public can help by adopting a kitten or cat. During the “Fall in Love” adoption campaign over two weekends this fall (October 26 to 28 and November 1 to 4), all cats are just $25 – reduced from $75 – plus HST and the licence fee.

Several circumstances lead to the shelters’ intake of homeless cats. Some cats are born into feral cat colonies and live long enough to reproduce before their lives are cut short by the hardships of living on the street. Others are born in homes where the cat owners don’t spay/neuter their cats and allow them to breed. Cats breed in every season.

As a result of the warm weather Toronto has experienced lately, there has been a continued high intake of homeless cats at TAS shelters. Also contributing to this high shelter population is the fact that stray and homeless cats are more visible in warm weather. As a result, they continue to be brought into TAS shelters in high numbers. These factors result in shelters that are either full or nearing capacity.

Strategies are being used to stop the cycle of cat overpopulation – such as promoting the adoption of cats from shelters. When people adopt a kitten or cat from TAS, they receive a pet that is microchipped, vaccinated, de-wormed, vet-checked, and most importantly, spayed/neutered so it cannot reproduce.

Kittens and cats adopted from sources other than a shelter may not be spayed or neutered and will often reproduce at least once before being spayed or neutered. Some cats never benefit from being spayed or neutered and continue to reproduce for years.

Toronto Animal Services’ fall adoption promotion provides a good opportunity for residents to change the life of an animal living in a shelter. With colder weather on the way, it’s a great time to have a warm, furry friend to curl up with at home.

For more information, call 311 or visit the Toronto Animal Services shelter or participating PetSmart location in your neighbourhood. PetSmart is a Toronto Animal Services adoption partner.

Toronto Animal Services shelters:
West Region – 146 The East Mall, (Hwy 427 and Dundas Street West)
North Region – 1300 Sheppard Ave. W., (Keele Street and Sheppard Avenue West)
East Region – 821 Progress Ave. (Hwy 401 and Markham Road)
South Region – 140 Princes’ Blvd., (Exhibition Place, Horse Palace)

Participating PetSmart locations:
158 North Queen St., Toronto, 416-620-4648
835 Eglinton Ave. E., Toronto, 416-696-0388
2050 Eglinton Ave. E., Toronto, 416-701-0007
225 High Tech Rd., Richmond Hill, 905-764-6116

To learn more about the campaign and Toronto Animal Services see:

http://www.toronto.ca/animal_services/index.htm#fallinlove

Weekend Events With Road Closures In Toronto

Posted on October 26, 2012

 

 

“Weekend event with a road closure in Toronto

One special event this weekend will involve a road closure. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy this event. Businesses in the area affected are open to pedestrian traffic but the road will be closed to vehicles.

Festivals and other special events are important to the city, injecting hundreds of millions of dollars annually into Toronto’s economy, and they are enjoyed each year by local residents.

In addition to road closures related to special events, there is a significant amount of road work taking place in the city. People are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to their destinations.

Those who need to drive in the general vicinity of special events should allow extra time to get to and from their destination. A more complete list of events and road work is available at
http://www.toronto.ca/torontostreets/.

In addition, the City has introduced T.O. INview, a map that shows information about planned capital construction work taking place across the city. The site can be accessed at http://www.toronto.ca/inview.

Event this weekend – Variety Village 5-kilometre Wheels, Run and Walk-N-Roll
Sunday closure:
Danforth Avenue from Kingston Road to Birchmount Road will be closed on Sunday, October 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.”

 

Crossways Employment Services – Open House

Posted on October 26, 2012

Toronto Employment & Social Services (TESS) will be hosting an Open House at Crossways Employment Services on Friday, October 26th from 1:00 – 4:00. Crossways Employment Services is located at 2340 Dundas St. West, Ste. 302 (map attached). This open house will provide residents, community partners and employers an opportunity to learn about our services and key priorities. 

Crossways Employment Service

http://app.toronto.ca/ECPortal/search.jsp?lid=a17de4ed-8d98-422f-8dfe-0e0b6db29fa7

 

 

Toronto Public Health – Free Flu Shot Schedule and HPV Vaccination Program

Posted on October 26, 2012

 

Free Flu Shots 

“Free flu shots will be available starting tomorrow at Toronto Public Health clinics. A total of 42 clinics will operate at 13 locations across the city between October 25 and January 10.

‘Everyone is at risk from getting the flu. I recommend getting this year’s updated vaccine from one of our clinics, your family doctor or a participating pharmacy,’ said Dr. David McKeown, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health. “The flu shot is a safe and effective way to protect yourself and reduce the risk of spreading the virus to loved ones and co-workers.

As well as getting the flu shot, Toronto Public Health recommends frequent and thorough hand washing, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or sleeve and staying at home when you are feeling ill. For the full flu vaccination clinic schedule or more information, visithttp://www.toronto.ca/health/flu/ or call 416-338-7600.”

HPV Vaccine Now Free for All Females Born Between 1993-1998
Effective summer 2012, and on-going thereafter, female students who did not receive or finish the HPV vaccine series in Grade 8 may now receive publicly funded HPV vaccine until the end of Grade 12 through Toronto Public Health clinics. In addition, until June 2013, a one-time catch-up program will be available for females born between 1993 and 1994 to get vaccinated. (These females have already graduated from high school.)

For more information see:  http://www.toronto.ca/health/immunization/hpv/clinics.htm

 

 

 

Meeting Cancelled – Ritchie Ave Parkette – Second Community Meeting

Posted on October 26, 2012

Meeting Cancelled For Tonight

After speaking with City Staff and some of the members of Friends of Ritchie Parkette, we have decided to cancel the meeting for tonight. Sorry for the late notice but it does not look like the weather will be cooperating. We are planning to re-schedule for November 13th, 2012 at 6:30. Please let your neighbours know about the cancellation.

Batten down the hatches and stay dry.

On Monday October 29th, 2012 we will be holding a second meeting to go over some possible opportunities and improvements to Ritchie Parkette. The meeting will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Ritchie Parkette. Councillor Perks, Ray Stukas (Parks Manager) and one of the City’s landscape architects will be on hand.

 

 

For a .pdf of the flyer please see:  Ritchie Ave 2nd meeting

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