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1LoveMalvern e-newsletter : October 8, 2015 edition
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1LoveMalvern (former 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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Thank you for your continued efforts to ensure Malvern's transit concerns were heard at City Council. We must continue to push for the community's needs to ensure our residents get what they deserve. On a similar note, Malvern Eats continues to grow, exhibiting the need for healthy meals in the community. To be able to continue to serve community members in need of a warm lunch and a space to socialize, the project needs more donations. Please see below for more information on how to donate. Hope everyone is staying cool in this warm weather and enjoy your long weekend!
Next 1LoveMalvern Meeting

The 1LoveMalvern monthly meetings are on a break for the summer and will return in the Fall. The next meeting will be on September 20, 2016. 

Click here for the June meeting minutes. You may also download the Inter-agency Referral System Presentation by UofT Masters students.
 
Next Transportation Working Group meeting 
Despite efforts of Scarborough residents to influence local politicians in bringing a better transit network here, City council has voted for the expensive one-stop subway extension to Scarborough Centre. In order to ensure that Scarborough, especially north-east Scarborough, gets appropriate transit investment, the transportation workgroup will explore ways to ensure Malvern receives transit connections from the proposed UTSC LRT stop and the Sheppard East LRT extension. Currently there are reports of the Sheppard East LRT funds being diverted to the Finch West LRT, despite committed funding from the Building Canada Funds, as per a Master Agreement signed in 2012. To discuss next steps, the group will meet on August 11, 2016 (venue TBD). If you are interested in participating in the discussions, please contact dansari@mfrc.org. 
 

Pro-bono Consultancy Services - Deadline extended!
 
Public Good Initiative (PGI) is a pro-bono policy consulting organization that matches graduate students (consultants) from the University of Toronto's School of Public Policy and Governance with non-profit organizations seeking to increase their policy and research capacity to achieve organizational objectives. Consultants bring a range of qualitative and quantitative skills in policy development and analysis to the projects as well as a commitment to help solve real-world problems. Projects generally span 6 to 8 months, and will commit 3 to 4 students for the project's duration. For agencies interested in using their services, the call for proposals for has now been extended to August 15, 2016. Completed application forms can be sent to clients@publicgoodinitiative.ca. You may download the application form and client handbook here.

SDFA Community Investment Funding Program Review - your input is needed!

The City of Toronto’s Social Development, Finance & Administration's (SDFA) is revisiting their Community Investment Funding programs, which include: Community Recreation, Community Festivals, Community Safety, Access, Equity and Human Rights, and Service Development Investment Program (SDIP). As agencies who have benefited from these funding streams, through 1LoveMalvern and other projects, your input is valuable in making the grant programs to be more responsive, accountable, transparent and accessible. You can provide input through the following methods:

1. Anonymous survey, available till August 21, 2016
2. Roundtables for Community Groups (register by clicking here)
3
. Community Town Hall on September 27 

Identify N Impact Investment Funding Program

The City's  Identify 'N' Impact (INI) Investment Funding Program is now open for grant applications. The program will award grants to groups of three or more youth, ages 15-29 years old.  A group is eligible to apply for an INI grant if it is youth-led, Toronto-based and not-for-profit. The deadline to complete and submit your online application is August 22nd, 2016 by 11:59 PM.
 
Read the attached 2016 INI Grant Guidelines and complete the INI online eligibility self-assessment and application form by August 22, 2016. 

For more information, please contact youthdu@toronto.ca or Suzanne Paes 416-392-9271 or Zannalyn Robest 416-392-8691
 
 
Ontario 150 Grant

The province has launched three new one-off project-based programs to engage Ontarians and commemorate the 150th anniversary of Ontario throughout 2017:
  • The Ontario 150 Community Capital Program — renovate, repair and retrofit existing community and cultural infrastructure to increase access, improve safety and maximize community use (application deadline: September 14, 2016)
  • The Ontario 150 Partnership Program — support partnerships and collaborations that engage, enable and empower youth as the next generation of Ontario leaders (application closes September 30, 2016)
  • The Ontario 150 Community Celebration Program — help communities celebrate this historic year (deadline September 2, 2016)
For more information on the grants, visit the website
Innoweave's Youth Collective Impact Grant

Innoweave is hosting orientation sessions for groups who wish to apply for a Youth Collective Impact grant. For more information, please contact youthdu@toronto.ca or Suzanne Paes at 416-392-9271 or Zannalyn Robest at 416-392-8691. The application deadline is August 15th at 5pm. Get in touch with Tamer or Jillian with questions about the application and the process by emailing info@youthci.ca. For more information on the grant and process you can also visit the website.
 
Youth Service Coordination Chart

Malvern has a high number of youth, which means our service agencies provide a great number of programs and services for them. The Youth Engagement and Programming workgroup has compiled details of existing youth programs and services offered by different organizations in efforts to share information and mitigate duplication of services, so that the community can maximize on their collective resources. If you do not see your information, or would like to make changes, please contact Samantha at youthengagement.mnap@gmail.com.
Malvern Youth Worker Network Report

As the funding cycling for the Youth Programming and Engagement project nears its end, the 1LoveMalvern Youth Engagement Coordinator has interviewed youth workers in Malvern to produce a report of current youth issues and recommendations to support the youth better. A summary of the findings will be released in August. For more information, please contact Samantha at youthengagement.mnap@gmail.com.

Malvern Eats is Looking for Sponsors!
 
The Malvern Eats lunches are becoming ever more popular in the community and exemplifies the growing need for healthy meals in Malvern. The weekly lunches serve between 100-140 meals and have been operating for almost 6 months now! To continue providing this safe and welcoming space for residents to connect with each other over a meal, the team is looking for sponsors for the next few months. The lunches have also become a hub for residents to connect with various local resources every week through presentations by different service agencies.

Malvern Eats is looking for sponsors to continue this amazing work. If you are interested in sponsoring, click here and select "Malvern Lunch". If you are a service provider and would like to present your services and programs to participants, contact Wynette at residentengagement.mnap@gmail.com.
 
 
 



Workgroup Sustainability

As the workgroup continues to study ways to continue their work into the future, the workgroup is looking for residents and stakeholders who have been involved in Food Security projects through 1LoveMalvern or ANC to co-chair the meetings and convene the Food Security Workgroup for future meetings. If you are interested in taking on this leadership role or would like more information about the responsibilities, contact Wynette at residentengagement.mnap@gmail.com.
 
Food Donation Recipient List
You can download the latest list of community programs which require your generous donations to help community members in need. Please share the list to others who may be able to contribute. 

Next Workgroup Meeting
The Food Security/Resident Engagement meeting will continue to be hosted throughout the summer. The next meeting will be on Tuesday August 30, 2016. Venue TBD
 
For more information, contact Dania at 416.284.4184 x 250 or dansari@mfrc.org
 
General Updates

The Toronto Public Library (TPL) is taking on operational responsibility for the SPOT and introducing a Digital Innovation Hub, funded through the City of Toronto's Poverty Reduction Strategy, set to open in Fall 2016. On-Track continues to provide employment services to increasing numbers of youth in the space. TPL continues to maintain the physical space and infrastructure and promote ongoing activities at the SPOT.

For more information about the SPOT, you may contact Patricia Eastman at peastman@torontopubliclibrary.ca.

 
Upcoming Projects

Impact N' Communities will be delivering a community safety initiative, trusteed by East Metro Youth Services, to provide Malvern youth with capacity building training and programs to ensure that the SPOT is identified as a welcoming and safe space.

The Scarborough East York Service (SEY) Collaborative, facilitated by CAMH, is developing a walk-in service at The S.P.O.T to support youth with mental health concerns. This service will also launch in the Fall. For more information about this initiative, contact Chantal Fougere, Regional Implementation Coordinator at Chantal.Fougere@camh.ca.
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 August 11, 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 August 9, 2016

North Scarborough's first bicycle repair space is up and running
If you haven't already visited Malvern's very own bike and skateboard repair facility, offering tune ups and other specialized repairs. The 42 Rides bicycle and skateboard repair shop also offers drop-in demo sessions on Friday evenings on bike repair and maintenance. Located at 30 Sewells Road, next to the tennis courts behind the Malvern Recreation Centre, the shop hours are as follows:

Tuesday - Thursday: 12:30 - 7:30 pm 
Friday: 5 - 7 pm (drop in session only)
Saturday: 12 - 6 pm

For more information, contact Anibal Davila at adavila@mfrc.org  or 416-284-4184 ext.235. 

 
Movie in the Park

Join your neighbours for an outdoor movie on August 12, 2016 and watch the Lego Movie at Littles Road Park. Pre-show will begin at 6:30 PM with various kids activities, and the movie will begin around sunset between 8:30 and 9 PM. Bring your own blanket and lawn chairs to enjoy the outdoors with your family. In case of rain, the movie will be shown on August 13 at the same time. 
 
Financial Information Session - YMCA
YMCA (Milner location) is hosting a Financial Information Session on August 16, 2016. You can download the flyer or contact 416.609.9622 for more information. 

Cajuca Mas Arts Festival

Join community members in and enjoy the presentation of traditional carnival costumes and learn about the originals of Carnival, the folkore and rich history behind it. The festival will be at Littles Road Park on August 20, 2016 from 4 to 7 pm. Download the flyer for more information. 
 
Institute for New Suburbanism Launch
September 15, 2016 will be the official launch of the Institute for New Suburbanism, a new non-profit think thank that offers a forum for dialogue around suburban community planning and development. The launch will be hosted at JC's Grill House, 1686 Ellesmere Rd from 6:30 to 8:30 pm 
 

YWCA events

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


Basic Computer Training: Aug 9 - 11, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Worker Health & Safety Awareness Training: Aug 12, 2016 @ 10 am - 12 pm (noon)

Retail Training and Job Search: Aug 16, - 18, 2016 @ 9:30am - 2:30pm

SmartSAVER Info Session: Aug 19, 2016 @ 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Summer Movie Night: Aug 19, 2016 @ 3 pm – 6 pm

Girl Power!: Girls’ Leadership Program (for girls aged 13-24): Aug 22 - 23, 2016 @ 10am – 3pm

Scarborough Community Legal Services: Employment Law Info Session: Aug 24, 2016 @ 10am – 12pm (noon)

Summer Outing: Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO): Aug 25, 2016 @ 11am – 4pm

Summer Outing: Ontario Science Centre: Aug 30, 2016 @ 11am – 4pm

Employment Café: Preparing for Job Fairs: Aug 31, 2016 @ 10 am – 12 pm 

 
LIP Support for Refugees
Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) is circulating different resources for community members to help  refugees navigate the system here. Toronto South LIP is has prepared the attached flowchart, as a resource for private sponsors to help understand the pathway incoming refugees will follow over the next four years. Toronto East Quadrant LIP has put together this guide which lists services offered in Arabic and Armenian. 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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90 Littles Road (Littles Rd. and Sewells Rd.)
Scarborough, ON, M1B 5E2






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