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1LoveMalvern e-newsletter : October 8, 2015 edition
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1LoveMalvern Newsletter

1LoveMalvern (a.k.a 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 federal elections just around the corner, don't miss out on tonight's Scarborough Rouge Park debate at Malvern Family Resource Centre! Look through the newsletter for opportunities in employment and training. Among other activities, Scarborough Community Safety Week is also coming up this month and will run from Oct 25 to 31 across Scarborough. 

 
Next 1LoveMalvern meeting
 
Learn more about key areas that Malvern is working on, including food security, 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, October 20  2015. 5:30 to 8 PM
Location: Malvern Family Resource Centre - 90 Littles Rd - Program Room A&B

Click here to download minutes from the last meeting

 
To download presentations from previous 1LoveMalvern meetings, please visit www.1lovemalvern.com.
 
In this Issue: 
  • Malvern in the Media
  • Current News & Issues
  • Youth Programming, Engagement & Youth Justice News
  • Food Security & Resident Engagement News
  • Community Safety News
  • North Scarborough ILLMP News
  • Community Posts 
  • Agency newsletters
Malvern in the Media
Scarborough Rouge Park Federal Candidates Debate by Scarborough Mirror

Scarborough Mirror's article captured some of the issues the public brought up at the Scarborough Rouge Park federal candidates debate on Oct 6, 2015. Check out their article to read more about the debate. 
Current News & Issues
Scarborough Youth Shelter Closes Earlier Than Expected
 

Scarborough's Second Base Youth Shelter, closed its doors on October 1, three weeks earlier than expected despite a petition that was able to draw signatures from more than 4,000 supporters. Read more in this Scarborough Mirror article.

Scarborough Councillors hear need for driveway 'apron' parking
 
Scarborough councillors are hearing growing need for 'apron' parking on streets with lack of overnight parking options. Read the full story here
Plight of Canadian Renters

According to the Canadian Rental Housing Index, 40% of renter households are paying more than 30% of their before-tax income on rent and utilities, an amount widely considered to be unaffordable. Read about it here.

 
Youth Programming, Engagement & Youth Justice News
NPower Info Session - Oct 15
 
Launch your Tech Career in 2016! This new program will offer free Industry-certified IT skills training and 6 to 12 week paid internships. Learn more about the program at the upcoming info session on Oct 15 at 2 PM at The SPOT - 30 Sewells Rd. 
 
Next Workgroup Meeting
 
The next Youth Programming, Engagement and Youth Justice meeting will be held on November 4 from 11 to 1 PM at the SPOT. 
 
For more information, please contact Samantha at youthengagement.mnap@gmail.com.
 
Food Security & Resident Engagement News

Free Community Meal 
 
The 1LoveMalvern Food Security Workgroup in partnership with 5N2 Soup Kitchen and Malvern Presbyterian Church will be hosting another community meal on October 22 from 12 noon to 1:30 PM. A hot meal, along with information services from local service providers is brought together to connect clients to service providers.

Venue TBD. If you would like to participate int he meal, or would like to donate supplies contact Wynette Tavares at residentengagement.mnap@gmail.com



Daily Bread Food Bank's Annual Report on Hunger 

Daily Bread has published their annual report on Hunger in Toronto. It reveals that food bank usage has increased in Toronto's inner suburbs by 45% and overall usage of food banks across the city has risen by 12% since 2008. Read through the report here.

Read through the Global News and Toronto Star report on this issue.


Mobile Food Market
 
FoodShare's mobile food market continues to build clientele in the Malvern area. They are bringing in lots of veggies essential to South Asian and Carribean cooking. Stop by and take a look. They are here every Wednesday at 110 Empringham Drive Basketball Court from 6:15 to 7:45 PM.


 
Next Workgroup Meeting

The next Food Security/Resident Engagement meeting will be held on October 27 from 6:15 PM to 8:30 PM. Venue TBD. 
 
For more information, please contact Wynette at 416-284-4184 ext 222 or residentengagement.mnap@gmail.com.
 
Community Safety News
 
1LoveMalvern Branding
 
The 1LoveMalvern website is being used to streamline all online presence for 1LoveMalvern activities and everything related to MNAP will be shared online under the 1LoveMalvern umbrella.

Please tag 1LoveMalvern Facebook page on any of your online postings and tag @1lovemalvern Twitter on your tweets to promote upcoming events and any community updates as we are trying to reach out to as many people as possible through these platforms.
ILLMP News
Self Employment Information Session

Toronto Employment Services in partnership with Enterprise Toronto are hosting an info session on Oct 8 from 2 to 3:30 PM to learn about the steps to take for staring up your own business, and supports available through different resources. The session will be held at 325 Milner Ave, 9th Floor.
Single Parent Employment Resource Fair

At this event you can expect to:

  • Learn about employment and child care resources available for single parents
  • Identify your career directions
  • Opportunity to speak with agency staff and employers

The Fair is on Wednesday Oct 28 from 10 AM to 12 PM at Malvern Employment and Social Services - 325 Milner Ave 9th Floor.  

Contact Robyn Carr at 416-397-1152 to register
Community Posts
 
Include your news in the 1LoveMalvern newsletter!
 
The next newsletter will go out on October 22, 2015. 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  October 20, 2015
Malvern's Latest Mural
 
Who's seen Malvern's latest mural? Its at the underpass at Morningside & Old Finch. Walk or drive by the mural to pay it a visit and see how many local landmarks you can spot. 
 
YWCA Employment and Training Opportunities

YWCA Toronto Employment Centre is hosting several job fairs and training opportuntieis over this month. Please see them listed below: 

Gatestone & Co. - Hiring Over 80 Call Center Representatives October 8, 10  – 12pm

Me to We - Hiring Retail, Travel, Sales, Education and Management Representatives  - October 20, 2pm - 4pm

East Side Mario's - Hiring, Dishwashers, Line Cooks, Host and Servers, October 20, 1pm – 3pm

Essential Skills for Employment TDSB Hands-on Computer Training – October 19 – 25 Monday and Wednesday

MPP Bas Balkissoon's Community Services and Health Fair

MPP Balkissoon is hosting a fair for the public to learn about community service agencies in the area. Drop by Malvern Town Centre on Oct 17 from 10 to 2 PM to get to know what services are in the area. Click here for the poster.

 
Chronic Illness Workshop
If you are suffering from pain from arthritis, whiplash pain or any other conditions? Central East LHIN is holding a free 6 week Chronic Pain workshop at Malvern Family Resource Centre - 90 Littles Rd, starting from Oct 28. Click here for the flyer and website to get more information. 
 
Strong Scarborough Community Agency Fair 
Learn about supports and services in your community from over 50 community agencies and government services. The fair is at Community Outreach Canada - 1250 Markham Rd from 11 to 4 PM

Free Second Career Info Night
Centennial College is hosting a free Second Career Information Night on Wednesday, November 4. Please see the flyer for more information.
 
Soccer Drillz Program Looking for Participants
Free 10 week soccer programs offered for both boys and girls aged 11 to 14 in the Fall, Winter Spring and Summer. Contact Laura Gosse to learn more and to register: 416-284-4184 ext. 235 or lgosse@mfrc.org. Click here for the poster. 

Calling all 12-18 yr old Artists! On-Track's Holiday Card Design Contest is Looking for Entries
 
All 12 - 18 year old artists are welcome to participate in On-Track Employment & Career Service's Holiday Card designing contest. Winning designer will win $100. Deadline ot submit is Nov 13, 2015. Click here for the poster. 
 
Administrative Resources for Refugees
While refugees and refugee claimants are entitled to healthcare coverage in Ontario, these populations face challenges in accessing the healthcare system. One of the reasons for this is the lack of awareness among providers of the health coverage that is available to refugees and refugee claimants. Settlement at Work has listed some resources on their site for anyone to browse through and get better acquainted with the system. 
Malvern All Candidate Debates

The Scarborough - Rouge Park debate is tonight at Malvern Family Resource Centre starting at 6 PM. Drop by to meet the candidates and ask your questions to the federal candidates. Click here for the poster.
For more information about civic engagement contact Juneeja at jvarghese@mfrc.org
 
Toronto Neighbourhood Rankings
 
Curious about the ranking of different neighbourhoods in the City? Want to know where Malvern ranks? Take a look through this website for details. 

Inspirational Fair for Women and GIrls
 
Showcase of culturally appropriate community services including Education, Health and Employment. This free event is at Tropicana Community Services at 1385 Huntingwood Dr on Oct 16 from 10 to 3 PM.
 
Scarborough Community Safety Week Oct 25 - 31, 2015

Toronto East Quadrant Local Immigration Partnership is proud to announce its 3rd Annual Scarborough Community Safety Week being held from Sunday, October 25 to Saturday, October 31, 2015 across Scarborough. 

Opening event:
October 25:  Crime Conference2 – 5 pm at Milliken Park Community Recreation Centre - 4325 McCowan Road, Scarborough
The event will offer an understanding of cyber crime trends on the internet and in social media and features a keynote address by 42 Division and a panel of experts. 

Visit their website and this poster for more details. If you want to host an event during Safety Week, you may use these resources to organize your own event and fill out the form to participate.

Malvern Women's Advisory Network

Women's Place is looking for women-identified individuals who live/work/play in Malvern and who would like to be a part of the Malvern Women's Advisory Network to advocate for women in the following areas: Equal opportunities in Employment and Education, Safety - freedom from harassment and abuse, Accessible childcare, Affordable housing, Accessibility rights for women with disabilities and other issues affecting women. 
 
If you are interested, please contact Shauna Benn at 416-284-4184 x 234 or email sbenn@mfrc.org for more information on how to submit an application.
 
 
P.O.S.T. (Preparing Our Students for Transition)

Not sure what to expect after your done high school? Can't decide between college, universities, internships, and more? In POST you will learn how to adjust as you leave your senior year and enter into this next stage of life. Gain the confidence to move into this new milestone comfortably!
 
Contact Alyssa Jones at 416 284-4184 ext.227 or ajones@mfrc.org for more information
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MNAP COORDINATORS

Dania Ansari
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Wynette Tavares
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Samantha Wright
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MALVERN NEIGHBOURHOOD ACTION PARTNERSHIP
90 Littles Road (Littles Rd. and Sewells Rd.)
SCARBOROUGH, ON, M1B 5E2