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1LoveMalvern e-newsletter : October 8, 2015 edition
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1LoveMalvern (formerly known as Malvern Neighbourhood Action Partnership (MNAP)) is a collaborative of residents, agency members and other stakeholders that strengthens the various communities within Malvern. 1LoveMalvern achieves community transformation by building community capacity, developing innovative initiatives, leveraging new resources and providing opportunities for local residents to receive training, improved access to services, and an increased voice in shaping their community.
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With the ongoing debates about transit, Toronto seems to be at a standstill about what will shape Scarborough's transit landscape. Malvern seems to be getting the short end with no major investment coming along to North-east Scarborough, but we can changed that by informing our local politicians that we really need it. See below ways to participate in the online campaign to get Malvern's transit on the City's agenda.
Next 1LoveMalvern meeting

The next monthly meeting will be on June 21, 2016. The network meetings will be on a break for July and August and will resume in September. Learn more about key areas that Malvern is working on, including food security, youth justice, youth engagement, community safety, employment and education. Contribute your ideas and energy to tackle the community issues that matter to you. 
 
Next Meeting Date & Time: June 21, 2016. 5:30 to 8:00 PM
Location: Malvern Family Resource Centre - 90 Littles Rd - Boardroom

Click here for the May meeting minutes. You may download a summary of the Meet & Greet surveys and a summary of the monthly meetings' evaluation form 
 
Malvern's Transit Concerns
 
Malvern's Transportation Working Group continues to engage residents to put Malvern's originally proposed LRT back on the City's transit agenda. Members from the workgroup have voiced their concerns on the recent transit forums hosted in Scarborough, but they need your help in making that voice even bigger before the June  28 Executive Committee meeting. Please visit this website to download the image and participate in the online campaign to inform elected officials about the transit concerns in North East Scarborough and to fast-track the construction of the LRT into our community. You may also access this special e-blast to directly email or tweet the campaign to local politicians. 

Read the most recent Scarborough Mirror article on the lack of transit in Malvern and also the heated debates around the proposed subway to Scarborough Town Centre, as described on National Post.
  

Laying a Foundation: A Housing and Homelessness Report for Scarborough

Earlier this year, the Scarborough Housing Stabilization Planning Network released their report, Laying a Foundation which examines the needs, strengths and gaps related to homelessness and housing security in Scarborough. It also identifies the priority actions for the community to address existing homelessness and housing security issues.
Resilient Neighbourhood Economies Report

Metcalf Foundation announces the release of Resilient Neighbourhood Economies: A Foundation’s strategic learning from a three-year investment in local economies. The report is an overview of the Resilient Neighbourhood Economies (RNE) project, a three-year pilot that ran from 2012 – 2015 in Thorncliffe Park and Kingston-Galloway/Orton Park.
UofT Scarborough Partnerships Report 2016
 
The University of Toronto recently published a report documenting their work with the community of Malvern over the years in partnership with Malvern Family Resource Centre and TAIBU Community Health Centre in areas ranging from youth mentorship to food security. 
Malvern Caterers to be Featured at UTSC Farmer's Market
 
Two caterers from the Malvern Caterers' Network are currently being supported by the workgroup to feature their unique flavours and styles at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) Farmer's Market this Summer and Fall. The market runs from 2:30 to 6:30 pm at Military Trail/Ellesmere. Drop by and support our resident caterers who will be showcasing their ethnic dishes next week on June 22, 2016. 



 



       
 
Food Handler's Training Update
 
15 local residents are thoroughly enjoying the Toronto Public Health Food Handler's Training program where they are learning about food safety, nutrition and food handling. Several of these participants are interested in formalizing their current catering operations while others are looking for employment opportunities related to food. In today's workshop, participants had a great time actually preparing a veggie wrap, couscous salad, soup and a fruit salad. For more information, contact Wynette at residentengagement.mnap@gmail.com.
Malvern Eats Continues to grow
 
Malvern Eats continues to serve large numbers of the Malvern population this season with over 110 community members being served each week. Special thanks to our partners Muslim Welfare Centre, TAIBU CHC, Toronto Police 42 Division, Malvern Food Bank, our awesome sponsors, caterers and volunteers for their continued efforts. 

Everyone in Malvern is welcome to attend every Thursday, for a restaurant-style lunch service between 11:30am and 1:30pm at TAIBU CHC (27 Tapscott Rd). Most recently Scarborough Rosewood Food Drive donated non-perishables to Malvern Eats to support this ongoing event. 

Interested in volunteering? Are you looking for an opportunity to engage your community in an atmosphere of warmth? Send an email to malverneats@muslimwelfarecentre.com


If you are also interested in sponsoring a meal, you may visit this link and click "Malvern Lunch" to donate towards this initiative.



If you are a service provider and would like to share information about your services and programs, contact Wynette at residentengagement.mnap@gmail.com.
Next Workgroup Meeting

The Food Security/Resident Engagement meeting will continue to be hosted throughout the summer. The next meeting will be on Tuesday June 28, 2016. Venue TBD
 
For more information, contact Wynette at 416.284.4184 x 222 or residentengagement.mnap@gmail.com
 
Toronto Youth Equity Strategy Training & Town Hall
 
Front line youth workers are invited to attend a Toronto Youth Equity Strategy (TYES) training and town hall discussion, taking place on Wednesday July 6, at Toronto City Hall from 10am - 5pm. More information and RSVP info here!
Insight into Malvern Youth Issues 

As the funding cycling for the Youth Programming and Engagement project nears its end, the 1LoveMalvern Youth Engagement Coordinator is currently interviewing all youth workers in the area to gather details on what the current youth issues are and what they think need to be done in order to support the youth better. A report will be created with all the details for the youth workers to refer to in the future. If you are a youth worker and would like to provide information for this report, please contact Samantha at youthengagement.mnap@gmail.com.
 
Scarborough East York Service Collaborative

The Scarborough East York Service (SEY) Collaborative, being facilitated by CAMH, is developing a walk-in service at The S.P.O.T to support youth with mental health concerns. The services will come into the place this Fall.

For more information about this initiative, contact Chantal Fougere, Regional Implementation Coordinator at Chantal.Fougere@camh.ca or 416-535-8501 x 34325

 
Other Updates

In addition to the SEY Collaborative, The SPOT will see exciting activities with a Digital Innovation Hub coming into the space, and a youth safety project in the works. On-Track continues to provide employment services to increasing numbers of youth in the space. Check out the Scarborough Mirror article for some more details. 
 
1LoveMalvern Branding
 
To encourage postive branding for Malvern, the 1LoveMalvern website is being used to streamline all online communications. Everything related to the network will be shared online under the 1LoveMalvern branding.



Please tag 1LoveMalvern Facebook page @1lovemalvern Twitter on your social media blasts to promote upcoming events and any community updates as we are trying to reach out to as many people as possible through these platforms.
Inter-Faith Network Service Coordination Chart
 
In efforts to create more impact within the community and reduce the duplication of services, the Inter-faith network workgroup has provided their details to create a chart of all existing programs and services offered by their groups. You may download the service coordination chart to see what programs are offered by the faith groups for the whole community. 

If you are a faith-based organization and do not see your information listed here, please contact Dania at dansari@mfrc.org to be included. 
Include your news in the 1LoveMalvern newsletter!
 
The next newsletter will go out on June 30, 2016. If you would like to include your agency's news, events and updates please contact Dania at dansari@mfrc.org with the pertinent details and main contact by 12 PM on June 28, 2016
Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Information Session

Attend an Information Session on June 13 and June 20 from 9:30 to 11:30 am to learn about:
• How to use the FUN Guide
• The City of Toronto’s Welcome Policy and how you can receive a yearly credit
• The City of Toronto’s free drop-in Programs and Community Centres

To register or for more information call Sofia Alim at 416.397.1044

 
Free Community Breakfast @ Philadelphia SDA Church

Philadelphia Seventh Day Adventist Church is hosting a free community breakfast on July 30, 2016 at 8:00 am at 85 Grand Marshall Dr. Please RSVP by July 3, 2016 to events@philadelphiasda.ca or 647.609.2271. Everyone is welcome to join and enjoy a meal with other community members from Malvern
 
Settlement Services for Newcomers

Through Catholic CrossCultural Services' SEPT Program, new settlement services are available for newcomer students and families every Monday at Lester B Pearson CI. Download the flyer to learn more about the kinds of services provided. For more information, contact Farhana Jogiat at fjogiat@cathcrosscultural.org.
Girls E-Mentorship Program

Girls E-Mentorship is a non-profit organization offering formal mentorship to girls living in priority neighborhoods. We're currently accepting applications for our 2016/17 program cohort and would like to extend an invitation to girls in your community network. We're looking to recruit ambitious and motivated young women who would like to be a part of our mentorship program focused on career and networking development. Registration is open to girls in grades 9 through 12. For more information contact Jessica Awe, Outreach Intern 416-413-1999 ext.21

YWCA events

YWCA is hosting several events this month. Find details listed below. For more information, contact Marlene Dilchan 
at 416-264-5788 X 236 or mdilchan@ywcatoronto.org or check their website.

 
 
Settlement Pathway for Privately Sponsored Refugees

The attached flowchart, prepared by Toronto South LIP and Woodgreen Community Services, is a great resource for private sponsors to help figure out the pathway the incoming refugees will follow over the next four years. 
 
Supporting Syrian Refugees in Scarborough 

Toronto East Quadrant LIP has put together a guide which lists services offered in Arabic and Armenian. You may download the guide and if you have any questions regarding this or have anything to add or amend, you may contact Matthew Klaas at mklaas@cathcrosscultural.org
 
Empringham Neighbourhood Association Workshop Needs
Empringham Neighborhood Association is a newly formed resident group in Malvern. They are looking for agencies to provide workshops and trainings for their residents in the areas of financial literacy, health and education. Click here to download the list of workshops the neighbourhood association is looking for. For more details on the group, contact Yama Arianfar at YamaArianfar@hotmail.com.
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1LoveMalvern Coordinators

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90 Littles Road (Littles Rd. and Sewells Rd.)
Scarborough, ON, M1B 5E2






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