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1LoveMalvern e-newsletter : September 24, 2015 edition
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1LoveMalvern Newsletter

Your source for 1LoveMalvern updates, news and community events 

September 24, 2015

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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It’s officially Fall! Which means the start of tonnes of opportunities and programs for everyone. Take a look through this newsletter for opportunities for youth, adults, single parents and families. There are lots of professional development and training available through the various agencies, several community events, and some advocacy work happening around 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

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
Malvern Skateboard Project

The Malvern skateboarding project was in the news again! Check out this Inside Toronto article to learn more about the Skateboarding competition that took place in last month.

 

Toronto community housing to require $5M insurance policy for common area events

Recent changes to TCH policy for use of common spaces is affecting the Empringham Mews breakfast club. Click here for the CBC news coverage.
Current News & Issues
Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre handed over to UTSC and City of Toronto
 

The Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre was officially presented to the University of Toronto Scarborough and City of Toronto on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Previously known as the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Aquatics Centre and Field House, the centre was the largest sports facility built for the Games and the largest investment in Canadian amateur sport history. Read the full story here.

Public Meeting for Navigating the Refugee Sponsorship System

The purpose of this meeting is to provide Torontonians with information and tangible action plans around how to assist people impacted by the ongoing refugee crisis. Information will be provided on how to get involved with the various initiatives currently taking place in Toronto or where to obtain the necessary information.

The meeting will be held on Sunday, September 27 from  2 PM to 4 PM at City Hall, Council Chambers and Members' Lounge, 100 Queen Street West

 

 

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

The Canadian Rental Housing Index brings together all types of rental accommodation, including social housing, purpose-built rental, condos, houses and secondary suites in homes across all 338 federal ridings in the country.

According to the 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
Youth Employment Info Session

NPower Canada, a project under Ryerson University's Diversity Institute and On-Track Career and Employment Services are partnering to host an information session at The SPOT to discuss a free IT training program being launched in January 2016. 
 
Please contact Stephanie Agosta, Program Coordinator, NPower Canada at 416-979-5000 x 215303 or at Stephanie.Agosta@npowercanada.ca for more details.

Click here for the recruitment flyer.
 
Next Workgroup Meeting
 
The next Youth Programming, Engagement and Youth Justice meeting will be held on October 7 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 hosted another community meal at Malvern Presbyterian Church - 1301 Neilson Rd today September 24 from 12 noon to 1:30 PM. A hot meal, along with information services from local service providers was provided to participants.

1LoveMalvern is actively looking for donations to continue this initiative. If you would like to provide refreshments or sponsor future meals, contact Wynette Tavares at residentengagement.mnap@gmail.com

The next meal will be in October - stay tuned for more details!



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
Youth Service Providers Forum

A professional development day for youth service providers has been developed by the North Scarborough Integrated Local Labour Market Planning Committee on Oct 6th from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM at 325 Milner Ave, 9th Floor.
 
The day brings several youth service providers together to provide panel presentations and discussions.  The main topics covered will be Education, Employment, Health and Legal services.

To register, call Donna Ping at 416.397.1240.
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 8, 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 6, 2015
The Incubator
Hands-on learning and career exploration program being hosted by Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services – The Incubator: Become a Maintenance Worker, Carpenter, Demolition, Crew Member, Builder, Furniture Designer, Server, Bartender , Restaurant Manager, Event Planner, Chef, Cashier. Click here for flyer
 
Take Back the Night
In solidarity with the "Black Lives Matter" campaign, Malvern Family Resource Centre's Women's Place will be hosting a rally on Friday, September 25 at the Malvern Library from 6pm-8pm. This will be an opportunity for women to stand together against violence, sexual assault, harassment, injustice and inequality across our city and the world.

Malvern All Candidate Debates
Two all-candidates debates will be held in Malvern, covering both the  Scarborough-Rouge River and the North Scarborough ridings. The Scarborough North debate will be taking place on October 1, and the Scarborough-Rouge River on October 8. Click here for the poster.
For more information about civic engagement contact Juneeja Varghese at jvarghese@mfrc.org


International Day of the Girl

Special event for girls! International Day of the Girl celebration is on Friday, October 2nd, from 4pm-7pm at the Malvern Family Resource Centre4pm-7pm. For more information, call Women's Place 416-284-4184 x 226 or email womplace@mfrc.org
 

Do You Know Your Legal Rights When Stopped by Police?

Know Your Rights: Positive Police Interaction

Program Dates: Every Wednesday, 4-7 PM from October 7th, 2015 - November 11th

Click 
here for the poster. Registration is still open!

Calling all youth artists! Creation Station is looking for you!

Facilitated by Arts For Children and Youth artists will work together to create murals inspired by basketball and the community to exhibit in TTC subway prior to NBA 2016 All Star game.
Thursdays 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Please contact Denise at 416 284-4184 ext 244 for more information
Smoking Cessation Clinic
 
A Place for You is a new, non-for-profit, health promotion organization that has opened its doors in Malvern where Individuals can access services such as counselling for people with diabetes, regular blood pressure check-ups, and many other services. They are currently offering a free Smoking Cessation clinic every Wednesday from 11 AM to 1 PM at 1143 Morningside Ave, Unit 9. Call to make an appointment at 416.208.5396 and get ready to stop smoking. 
 
Girls United

Looking for a safe space to meet new friends and have fun? Girls United invites you to join other young women in challenging themselves and finding their voice while making a difference in their community. Moving into September, Girls United will be fundraising, volunteering, and planning events like International Day of the Girl! 
 
Wednesday 3:30-5:30 at 90 Littles Road
Ages: 11-13 yrs old
Friday  3:30 – 5:30 at 1321 Neilson Road
Ages: 14+
 
Contact Ashley Pariag, for more information at 416.284.4184 ext 228 or via email at apariag@mfrc.org.
 

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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MALVERN NEIGHBOURHOOD ACTION PARTNERSHIP
90 Littles Road (Littles Rd. and Sewells Rd.)
SCARBOROUGH, ON, M1B 5E2