1LoveMalvern e-newsletter : July 16, 2015 edition
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1LoveMalvern Newsletter

Your source for 1LoveMalvern updates, news and community events 

July 16, 2015

Malvern Neighbourhood Action Partnership (MNAP) is a collaborative of residents, agency members and other stakeholders that strengthens the various communities within Malvern. MNAP 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.
Hello everyone! Its great to have summer in full swing! Especially with all the events, festivals and Pan Am activities animating our communities. Hopefully you've been able to participate in some of those already, and if you haven't been able to there's still tonnes of events yet to happen over the summer. 

I'd also like to share the same message from the last e-newsletter because we have many new subscribers: 

Based on the discussion at the last MNAP meeting, the group had decided to continue to build on the 1LoveMalvern brand and make it synonymous with MNAP's work. Renaming the newsletter and e-blast campaigns as 1LoveMalvern is one step in that process. The different workgroups are increasing the use of the 1LoveMalvern Facebook and @1lovemalvern Twitter accounts for the different events to engage local youth and community members in the online conversations. 

If you have any suggestions to make this process more effective and help reach out more people so that we can share 1LoveMalvern news to more people in the city, please feel free to contact me at

And please don't forget to tag @1LoveMalvern during your events and post any upcoming events on our 1LoveMalvern Facebook page!
Next MNAP meeting
Learn more about a few key areas that the community is working on including: youth justice, community safety, training, employment and education. Contribute your ideas and energy to tackle the community issues that matter to you.

Date & Time: Tuesday, September 15  2015. 5:30 to 8 PM
Location: Malvern Recreation Centre - Community Room (30 Sewells Rd)

To read the minutes from the last MNAP meeting, held on June 16, 2015, click here.

To download the presentation on the new Children's Services Plan by Emma Feltes from City of Toronto at the last MNAP meeting, click here.

To download the presentation by Rudi-Marie Blackman on ACCEL, the new entrepreneurship program through Centennial College, click here. 
In this Issue: 
  • Public Speaking Workshop
  • Mobile Food Market is in Malvern!
  • Mobile Food Market is Looking for Volunteers
  • Whittamore Farm Gleaning Trip
  • Malvern Caterers Food Handler's Training
  • Empringham Neighbourhood Association (ENA)
  • Food Banks around Malvern
  • 1LoveMalvern Branding
  • Hammer Heads Program
  • Self Employment Resources & Information
  • SPOT Redevelopment Update
  • Blessed Mother Teresa Social Service Fair
  • Community Posts 
Youth Programming & Engagement News
Public Speaking Workshop 
A free public speaking workshop, hosted by Toronto Speakers Academy will take place on Monday, July 20, 2015 from 9 to 11 AM at the Malvern Public Library - Community Room.  This opportunity is open to anyone in the community. Deadline to  register is today July 16.

To register or for more information, contact Samantha at
Food Security & Resident Engagement News

Mobile Food Market is in Malvern!

FoodShare has been bringing in their weekly Mobile Good Food Market to Malvern since June 24, 2015. The market will be operating weekly and is open to any member of the community Over the last two weeks over 80 residents, mostly parents and children came out to enjoy the market and FoodShare's Bicycle Blender where children and adults alike were allowed to blend their own healthy smoothies for 25 cents.

Yesterday's market engaged children in artwork an dpainwhile their parents shopped and spoke to organizers about events and projects happening around the community.

Food Share will be dropping in every Wednesday at the 110 Empringham Dr Basketball Court with their mobile market for all community members. Folks will be able to buy fresh produce directly from the Ontario Food terminal at affordable prices. 

For more information, contact 
Wynette Tavares at

Mobile Food Market is looking for volunteers!

In order for the market to get more involved in the community, the Mobile Food Market is seeking local volunteers who can help residents with their shopping, talk to shoppers about their experience, support other activities at the market and help with the transition of this mobile market into a permanent market for Malvern residents to enjoy year round. This is a great opportunity to connect with your neighbours and get more involved and give back to your community.

For more information, contact 
Wynette Tavares at

Whittamore Farm Gleaning Trip

The Food Security workgroup is organizing a free trip for Malvern residents to go out to Whittamore Farm over the next few weeks (exact date TBD) to pick up left over fruits from this season. 

Spots are limited, so get in touch with us soon! For more information, please contact Wynette Tavares at

Malvern Caterers Food Handler's Training

The Food Security workgroup has set up Food Handler's Training for local residents interested in catering. The dates and times for the training sessions are listed below. Attendance at every session is mandatory for obtaining the certificate. All training will happen at the Malvern Family Resource Centre (MFRC) - 90 Littles Rd kitchen:

Aug 4 : 1:00 to 4:00 PM
Aug 5
 : 1:00 to 4:00 PM
Aug 11 : 1:30 to 4:30 PM
Aug 12 : 1:00 to 4:00 PM
Aug 13 : 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Spots are limited, so get in touch with us soon! To book your spot, please contact Wynette Tavares at
Empringham Neighbourhood Association (ENA)

ENA is an association of residents of Empringham Mews who wanted to share some details around their work: 

We meet once a month on the second Monday of the month from 6 to 8 pm at H.O.P.E. Centre, 212-110 Empringham Drive. We host different workshops and training from different local agencies and different public organizations like Toronto Public Health and the Toronto Fire Department.
To find out more information about us, check out our website:

Food Banks around Malvern

If you know anyone who can benefit from the following list of food banks in and around the Malvern area, please share these details with them: 
  • Malvern Healthy Community Cupboard
20 Sewells Rd @ Sheppard/Neilson Rd
Every Thursdays from 2 to 4:30 PM
Clients are served on a first come, first served basis and must bring ID for every family member, proof of income and proof of address.

  • Salvation Army - Cedarbrae Family Services
2085 Ellesmere Rd @ Markham/Ellesmere Rd
Every Monday, Thursday, Friday from 10 AM to 2:45 PM

Clients must call for an appointment first and must bring ID for every family member, proof of income and proof of address.

  • Staff of Life Food Bank - Philadelphia Seventh Day Adventist Church
65 Grand Marshall Dr @ Morningside/Sheppard Rd
Every 2nd Sunday of each month from 3 to 5 PM
Clients must call and register first
  • Muslim Welfare Centre
100 McLevin Ave, Suites 4 & 4A @ McLevin/Markham Rd
Every Monday to Thursday & Saturday 2 to 4 PM
Services are for anyone who needs food.

For all the food banks, you must bring your own bags or shopping buggy to take food with you. 

For more information, contact Wynette Tavares at
Community Safety & Youth Justice News
1LoveMalvern Branding

As an ongoing process, the 1LoveMalvern website is being updated and worked on regularly. It is being used to streamline all online presence for 1LoveMalvern activities. As discussed at the last MNAP meeting, the 1LoveMalvern brand is currently in the process of being synonymous with MNAP work, and everything related to MNAP will be shared online under the 1LoveMalvern umbrella.

Feel free to use the 1LoveMalvern Facebook page and @1lovemalvern Twitter to promote upcoming events and any community updates as we are trying to reach out to as many people as possible through these platforms.

Since this is of course a team effort, any suggestions for the website, Facebook or Twitter  is welcome. You may contact either Dania at or Wynette at
North Scarborough Integrated Local Labour Market Planning (ILLMP) News
Hammer Heads Program
Toronto Employment & Social Services and the Central Ontario Building Tradespresent an info session on The Hammer Heads Program, a skill and employment-based training program within the construction industry offering apprenticeship career opportunities to the youth of under-resourced neighbourhoods. For more details on the program, attend their info session on Friday August 21, 10 to 12 PM at 325 Milner Ave, 9th Floor. For more details, take a look at their flyer here
Self Employment Resources & Information

The Self Employment group of North Scarborough ILLMP has been working tirelessly to collect details on Scarborough based resources for individuals who are self employed or thinking of entrepreneurship. 

To download the resource guide click here.
Other News
The S.P.O.T. Redevelopment Update
Good afternoon community partners & residents,
Thank you for your continued support in the redevelopment of the Malvern S.P.O.T. At this time the S.P.O.T. welcomes applications for space in the fall. Furthermore, the S.P.O.T. welcomes agency contributions towards a sustainable operating model for the S.P.O.T. Contributions can take the form of financial/funding, staffing, programming and other instrumental supports.
Interested in delivering programming out of The SPOT in Malvern this Fall?
Please complete the attached application form and submit it as per the instructions, noting the deadlines listed on the form.  
Applications are welcomed from everyone, including community grassroots groups.
The attached Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is a template that will be used to formalize relationships with successful applicants and is attached for your information only at this stage.  There is no need to submit a draft MOU with your application.  We will work with all successful applicants in creating a MOU and recognize that this will involve some adaptations, especially for smaller grassroots groups.
Let us know if you have any questions about the application or the process involved in applying to make use of the space at The SPOT.
Thanks for your interest in continuing to have The SPOT provide vital service and youth space in the Malvern community.
The S.P.O.T. in Malvern – Agency Commitment and Contribution
Please see attached the Agency Commitment and Contribution form. Agencies are asked to return the form by Wednesday July 22, 2015Please see submission instructions embedded in the form.
Next Community Meeting
July 29, 2015 from 1:30 – 3:30pm at the S.P.O.T., 30 Sewells Road. We hope this new time works for everyone! Please advise if there are significant conflicts with the proposed new date and time.
The redevelopment committee looks forward to reporting on the progress of the new model and preparing for the September launch!
Scott McKean
Patricia Eastman
Stefany Hanson

Application forms:
Blessed Mother Teresa Social Service Fair
MNAP is supporting Blessed Mother Teresa Catholic Secondary School's Grade 8 Transition Program with bringing in social service agencies from the community to their end-of-term report card distribution day on July 29th. If you would like to represent your agency at the fair and engage with parents and students, contact Samantha at
Community Posts
Include your news in the 1LoveMalvern newsletter!
The next newsletter will go out on July 30, 2015. If you would like to include your agency's news, events and updates please contact Dania Ansari at with the pertinent details and the main contact by  12 PM on  July 28, 2015
Mobile Dental Clinic

The Mobile Dental Clinic is parked right outside the Malvern Library (30 Sewells Rd) until Friday. Although their appointments have all filled up, they are conducting afternoon tours for interested members of the community. Check out their flyer.
Free Community Kitchen for women 55+
Malvern Family Resource Centre (MFRC) Women’s Place is hosting a FREE community kitchen for women ages 55 and over. The program will run for 10 weeks on Tuesdays from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at 90 Littles Road. Each week we will cook a different meal and have a discussion on different topics including self-care, violence prevention, and stress management
For more information contact Women’s Place at 416-284-4184 X 226.
Step by Step Walking Program

Join the Step by Step community walking club hosted by Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (SCHC). The time for the program is 5 - 6:30pm on Wednesdays starting July 22.

To register, please contact Lynn Condy at 416-642-9445 ext. 4160 or 
Check out their flyer for more details.
Scarborough-Rouge River MPP Annual Barbeque

Scarborough-Rouge River MPP Bas Balkissoon's summer barbecue will be held Sunday July 19, 2015 from 12:00PM to 3:00PM at Malvern Town Centre, 31 Tapscott Road 
Malvern Food & Healthy Living Program
Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (SCHC) is hosting a free 6 week cooking program for families (including young teens) starting July 28. The foods prepared will focus greatly on main staples generally found in food banks and how to make this food nutritious.
Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Malvern Recreation Centre 30 Sewells Road.
Dates: Tuesdays July 28 to September 1, 2015

For more details, download their flyer.

Scarborough-Rouge River MP Annual Community BBQ

Scarborough-Rouge River MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan will be hosting a public event at Burrows Hall in the park at 1081 Progress Avenue on Saturday, July 25th from 11am-4pm.
For more information please contact her office at: 416-298-4224.
Rep Your Region!

If you've got talent to share, don't be shy! Take out your instrument and represent your home town of Scarborough. 

YMCA is hosting Rep your Region on July 25 7 PM at Scarborough Town Centre Ct YMCA - 230 Town Centre Ct, Scarborough. 

For more information, contact Garth Neilson at or 416.609.9622 ext 256 and check out their flyer.
CASSA is hosting the 3rd Annual Toronto Mela!

Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA) is hosting the 3rd Annual Toronto Mela: A South Asian Summer Fest on August 22 at Malvern Recreation Centre, 30 Sewells Rd. from 2 to 9 PM. If you are interested in being an exhibitor or vendor you can download their exhibitor package here
Agency Newsletters

FoodShare Toronto Newsletter: Access their June 2015 newsletter here.
Malvern ANC News: There's lots more to get involved in Malvern. There are several upcoming food activities, food markets, summer events and job postings. For details on those, take a peek at Malvern Action for Neighborhood Change (ANC)'s July edition Community Bulletin and Revitalization Newsletter. For more information regarding ANC's work, you may contact Juneeja Varghese at and Alejandra Perdomo at
Malvern Employment and Social Services: Check out workshops being offered here.  

Malvern Family Resource Centre Calendars: To access MFRC calendars for the different centres, click here.

Malvern Recreation Centre Programs: Malvern Recreation Centre has several drop in and registered programs, to access their schedule, click here. 

On-Track Workshops Schedule: Click here to check out their July schedule. To register for any of the workshops call 416-283-5229

TAIBU Community Health Centre: To learn more about programs and services offered by TAIBU, take a look through their website.

TDSB Newcomer Services: Lots of services and classes being offered at the Malvern location, check out their calendar here.

Toronto Public Library- Malvern: TPL's Malvern branch has a long list of programs to offer over the summer. To get a sense of what they are offering, check the link here.

YMCA Workshop Schedule: Take a look at the Employer & Newcomer Workshops schedule for the YMCA Milner location for July 2015.
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Dania Ansari

Wynette Tavares

Samantha Wright

90 Littles Road (Littles Rd. and Sewells Rd.)