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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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A big thank you to everyone who have been supporting the Malvern transit campaign by tweeting, emailing, writing to City Council and even deputations! All your input has definitely affected the conversations around transit for our neighbourhood, as explained in the updates below. We wish everyone a great Canada Day weekend and enjoy the sun with family and friends!
1LoveMalvern Steering Committee Meeting
Interested network partners are invited to attend a meeting over the summer to discuss the future structure of the network, potential projects, and ways to continue the great work done through the network. If you are interested in being part of these discussions, please contact dansari@mfrc.org before July 12, 2016.
 
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 May meeting minutes. The June meeting minutes will be circulated in the next issue of the newsletter. You may download the presentation by UofT students on an inter-agency referral system for Malvern.
 
Malvern Transit Updates
 
Malvern's Transportation Working Group continues to push forward with the interests of bringing transit investment to our neighbourhood. Residents have written emails to City Council, engaged in the online campaign, and done deputations at City Hall. Our voices seem to have been heard, as you will see items 4.d. and 6 on the Executive Committee agenda, City Council is considering connections to north Scarborough through the Eglinton East LRT and the Sheppard East LRT extensions. The game doesn't end here though; Eglinton East LRT plans are up in the air due to lack of funding, while the Scarborough Centre subway extension seems to be going ahead. To ensure Malvern does not lose this connection to the rest of Scarborough, impacting Malvern transit networks again, visit the website for instructions on voicing your concerns to your councilor and all Scarborough councilors before the final City Council vote on July 11. 
  
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.
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 Featured at UTSC Farmer's Market
 
Two caterers from the Malvern Caterers' Network, Patricia Brown and Adelaide Tavares, debuted their unique culinary talents at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) Farmer's Market  and they were a complete hit! Their booth was visited by approximately 70 individuals, curious about the food and the Malvern Catering Network project, which is in partnership with UTSC's Culinaria Research Centre. Caterers from the network will be present again at the Fall market. The market runs from 2:30 to 6:30 pm at Military Trail/Ellesmere.



 
Malvern Catering Network at Scarborough Fare
Scarborough Fare, a four-day North America-wide Food Conference, was hosted by UTSC, with over 500 international food scholars and participants. Staff from the Malvern Food Security workgroup participated at a roundtable discussion about how community-university partnerships can lead to culinary innovation . They shared their experiences and learnings from the work on the Malvern Catering Network and how the partnership with Culinaria Research Centre has really boosted this work.


       
 
Food Handler's Training Update
 
15 local residents are just finishing up their Toronto Public Health Food Handler's Training program where they learned about food safety, nutrition and food handling. Graduates from the program are now being connected to other training resources and workshops across Scarborough to help them pursue careers in the food business. Many participants are interested in formalizing their current catering operations while others are looking for employment opportunities related to food. For more information, contact Wynette at residentengagement.mnap@gmail.com.

Malvern Eats Welcomes All!
 
Malvern Eats continues to grow with over 200 meals served to the Malvern population weekly for the last few weeks. Special thanks to partners Muslim Welfare Centre, TAIBU CHC, Toronto Police 42 Division, Malvern Food Bank, our awesome sponsors, caterers and volunteers for their continued efforts. 

To celebrate everyone, the meals have been inclusive of everyone and have provided special treats during holidays, including Mother's Day and Father's Day. This coming Thursday, July 7th, they will be celebrating Eid. 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).  

 
If you are interested in sponsoring a meal, you may click here and select "Malvern Lunch". If you are a service provider and would like to share information about your services and programs, contact Wynette at residentengagement.mnap@gmail.com.





If you are interested in volunteering send an email to malverneats@muslimwelfarecentre.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 July 26, 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 interviewing youth workers in Malvern to produce a summary of current youth issues are and what the recommendations are to support the youth better. 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, funded through Poverty Reduction, coming into the space, and a community safety project in the works, to be led by Impact N' Communities. On-Track continues to provide employment services to increasing numbers of youth in the space. 

Toronto Public Library continues to support The SPOT through identifying additional program needs, opening the space to youth and local groups, as well as starting outreach to set up an advisory group of community agencies and a youth advisory group to provide input on SPOT operations.
 
1LoveMalvern Branding

The 1LoveMalvern branding is picking up in the community and beyond, mostly due to the recent transit advocacy work. Please Continue to tag the 1LoveMalvern Facebook and @1lovemalvern Twitter handles on your social media blasts to promote community events. The 1LoveMalvern website continues to compile community events for everyone to visit and obtain information from
Community Safety Initiative at the SPOT


In preparation for the fall, Toronto Public Library - Malvern Branch is coordinating a community safety initiative, led by Impact N' Communities, trusteed by East Metro Youth Services, providing Malvern youth with capacity building training and programs to ensure that the SPOT is identified as a welcoming and safe space. 
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 July 14, 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 July 12, 2016
Join TEQ LIP's Scarborough Immigration Leadership Council (ILC)

The Scarborough Immigrant Leadership Council (ILC) is a group of immigrant community leaders that work closely together with the Toronto East Quadrant Local Immigration Partnership (TEQ LIP) in identifying newcomer’s needs and finding ways to support successful immigrant settlement in Scarborough. If you want to raise awareness to current and emerging needs of immigrants in Scarborough, and represents the voice of immigrants in TEQ LIP activities as well as community, regional and municipal planning processes and policy issues, you can submit your application to ihutfless@cathcrosscultural.org by June 30, 2016 (today)
 
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.
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 Cashier Training: July 6, 2016 @ 10 am – 12 pm (noon)

Food Handling Training and Job Search Program: July 12 to July 14, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 2:30pm

Summer Outing: Royal Ontario Museum (ROM): July 15, 2016 @ 11 am – 4 pm

Tim Hortons Information Session: July 20, 2016 @ 11 am – 12 pm (noon)

Tenants’ Rights Information Session: July 22, 2016 @ 10 am – 12 pm (noon)

Restaurant Training: July 22, 2016 @ 1 pm – 3 pm

Summer Movie Night: July 29, 2016 @ 3 pm – 5 pm


 
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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