Please Share With Your Neighbours:
City Councillor Gord Perks invites you to a meeting with community members and City of Toronto Parks Staff to provide an Update on: The West Lodge Park Improvements
Monday, November 18th, 2013
06:30PM – 08:00 PM
at the May Robinson auditorium
20 West Lodge Avenue
There will be a total revamp of the park. Concept drawings will be on display for review.
Should you have any questions, please contact Councillor Perks’ Office:
Parkdale Community Health Centre is located in a vibrant, multi-cultural, downtown neighbourhood. We work with the community, in all its diversity, to address its health-related needs through community development and action, the delivery of primary health care services, counseling, advocacy, and health promotion. We give priority to individuals and groups who traditionally encounter barriers to high quality health care services, including refugees and immigrants, LGBT*Q people, people who live in poverty, psychiatric survivors, women, seniors, and people who live on or near the street. We are currently seeking 1 Peer Mental Health Support Worker to work with people who have mental health and addiction issues, frequently visit hospital emergency departments and who may be street-involved, injection drug users, crack users and/or who do sex work.
To see full details on the position, click here:
Job posting MHA peer worker Nov 2013 (2) (2)
The Toronto Police Services Board will be holding a special public Board meeting for community input regarding the issue of “street checks” conducted by the police, as concerns have been raised by the community about racial profiling related to this practice.
The meeting will be held Monday, November 18, 2013 at 5:00pm at Toronto City Hall (100 Queen Street West), in Council Chambers.
This meeting will be based on two documents: the Police and Community Engagement Review Report presented by Chief Blair to the Board at its October 7th meeting, and a report prepared by Chair Mukherjee on the issue of police carding and racial profiling.
The Board is interested in hearing answers to questions such as:
- · What parameters should be placed on the practice of street checks and/or community engagement?
- · What are reasonable justifications for this practice?
- · What tools can be imposed to ensure that street checks are conducted only when appropriate and justified?
- · How can the Board ensure that the community plays a meaningful and ongoing role in evaluating this practice and providing feedback?
Deputations at the special meeting will be limited to 5 minutes in length; to sign up to make a deputation, please contact Deirdre Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-808-8094. Written submissions may be provided by email to this address as well.
SHOP THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
Small businesses form the backbone of our community and are essential to creating healthy, thriving neighbourhoods. On Saturday, November 30th, shop in Ward 14 and join your neighbours in supporting local businesses.
For more information on Shop The Neighbourhood, whether you own a small business in the community, would like to participate as a shopper, or want to see a full list of all the incredible deals being offered, visit www.shoptheneighbourhood.ca.
Make your purchases locally and support the small businesses that make our neighbourhoods great