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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 recently revealed details for the Scarborough subway, residents concerned about the possible expropriation of land for the subway and the lack of transit in Malvern, Scarborough continues to be a part of the ongoing transit debates and conversations. See below ways to participate in the online campaign to get Malvern's transit on the City's agenda, some newly published reports and awesome events happening in the community. 
 
Special Announcement
It is with sadness but also excitement that we announce that Alex Dow will be moving on from his role at Malvern Family Resource Centre (MFRC) and joining United Way as the Director, Neighbourhood Initiatives beginning mid-June. His last formal working day at MFRC will be June 1st. He has enjoyed working with the 1LoveMalvern/MNAP network since 2009 and looks forward to stay connected with everyone in some capacity. You may join him for a bite/drink at Kelsey's at Morningside/401 (on Milner) tonight, June 2nd from 5:30pm-8:30pm. This is an open invitation to you/your colleagues. No RSVP needed.
Next 1LoveMalvern meeting

The next monthly meeting will be on June 21, 2016. 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 Transportation Working Group 
 
A Transportation Working Group has been formed by local residents keen on seeing 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. 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. 


Read the most recent Scarborough Mirror article on the lack of transit in Malvern and also the recently revealed details for the Scarborough subway extension.
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. It was designed to help create economic opportunities for people with low-income in two neighbourhoods: Thorncliffe Park and Kingston-Galloway/Orton Park. The Foundation hopes that this report will resonate with others as they continue to pursue place-based strategies aimed at improving the economic livelihoods of people with low-income. 
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 the partnership with Malvern Family Resource Centre and TAIBU Community Health Centre in areas ranging from youth mentorship to food security. You may download a copy of the report by clicking here to read about the amazing work that has resulted from this partnership. Highlights of the partnerships include workshops to build capacity for small food enterprises, including skills development ranging from food-handling to account-keeping, and many more.
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 Farmer's Market this Summer and Fall. The farmer's market runs from 2:30 to 6:30 pm at Military Trail/Ellesmere.The Malvern Caterers will be showcasing their food on June 22, 2016. 
Malvern Eats Continues to grow
 
Malvern Eats has been gaining numbers and some press coverage with the warmer weather. On an average, 110 community members are served every 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. 

So far lunches have been provided by 5N2 Soup Kitchen, Reh'ma Catering & several resident caterers, sharing their personal flavours with the community. 
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).

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.
Toronto Police Services and University of Toronto Scarborough students published a short article with stories and videos about Malvern Eats. 
Food Handler's Training Update
 
Toronto Public Health is hosting a free Food Handler's Training program in Malvern, starting today. 14 local residents have signed up for the training and are very excited to learn 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. Stay tuned to get details on how these trainings go! For more information, 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
 
Malvern Youth Justice Forum Update
 
The Malvern Youth Justice Forum took place on April 28 at The SPOT with 46 youth and youth workers from Malvern in attendance. Youth workers from Malvern Family Resource Centre, TAIBU, Malvern Public Library, YMCA and Lester B. Pearson also attended with youth from their programs. 

Guest Speakers included John Paul Rodrigues Lawyer (JPR Law), Christien Levien (creator of Legalswipe app) and a youth with lived experience. Guest speakers touched upon the Youth Justice system, positive and negative interactions with Police, Malvern Mall's policies and features of the Legalswipe app.



 
Overall, the forum was a great success. Youth and youth workers found the information shared was very helpful. Please contact Samantha at youthengagement.mnap@gmail.com
Malvern Youth Programs Service Coordination
 
As part of improving service delivery in the area, a Youth Service Coordination Chart has been created and will be circulated this month. If you would like to provide details of your existing programs, 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 16, 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 14, 2016
Immigrant Employment Day 2016

Toronto East Quadrant Local Immigration Partnership (TEQ LIP) invites everyone to attend the Immigrant Employment Day on June 3 2016 at Ellesmere Recreation Centre (20 Canadian Rd) from 9:30 to 12:30 PM. The day will include interactive workshops on Health & Employment and Social Enterprise. For more information contact Melissa Waterman at mwaterman@accessemployment.ca or 416 431 5326 x 2405. 
 
Juliette's Place Healing & Hope Gala

Juliette's Place, also known as Homeward Family Shelter for Women, is hosting their 12th Annual fundraising gala: Healing & Hope on June 10, 2016 at Parkview Manor (55 Barber Greene Rd). Download the flyer here for details. 
 
Connect 2016: A Connecting Communities Conference
This free conference on Friday, June 10th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm provides training for staff and volunteer leaders who work with children & youth in homework clubs, tutoring programs and other community–based learning programs in under-resourced communities. All welcome! The conference will be held at Frontier College (35 Jackes Avenue) near Yonge & St. Clair. Download the flyer to see the itinerary for the day. 

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.
Immigration Town Hall

MP Shaun Chen's Office is hosting an Immigration Town Hall this Saturday June 4, 2016 2:00 to 4:00 pm at TAIBU CHC (27 Tapscott Rd) to inform the public about new immigration policies. To RSVP, please contact 416.321.2436.

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 site.

 
 
Acknowledge Positive Movement's Pre-school Graduation 

Acknowledge Positive Movements is hosting a Pre-School Graduation  on Thursday June 9th at 6:30pm at Alexander Sterling Public School (70 Fawcett Trail).  For more information about the event, contact Nicole Allong at 647.922.6557 or apmcanada@hotmail.com

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
 
Free Academic Upgrading Program

The Centennial College Academic Upgrading Program is a tuition-free program sponsored by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) that prepares students to meet college entry requirements. Students can upgrade their reading, writing, math, science and computer skills for college entrance, further skills training, apprenticeship or employment. Students can also work towards a high school equivalency. For more information, contact Denise Andrews at 416.289.5000 x 7022 or dandrews@centennialcollege.ca or view the website

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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