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MALVERN ANC NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS - APRIL EDITION
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A MALVERN COMMUNITY BULLETIN
APRIL 
EDITION
  • Malvern in the News
  • Action for Neighbourhood Change Update
  • Malvern Family Resource Centre Update
  • Other Community Events & News
  • Advocacy
  • Youth Opportunities
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Employment, Training and Volunteer Opportunities

 

MALVERN IN THE NEWS 

                       

VETERAN SCARBOROUGH-ROUGE RIVER MPP BAS BALKISSON RESIGNS FROM HIS POST
On March 22, 2016, The Toronto Star reported that Bas Balkissoon, MPP for Scarborough-Rouge River, unexpectedly resigned on Tuesday, March 22nd after after representing the area since 2005.  The up coming by-election for his seat will likely be the last contest for Scarborough-Rouge River, which will be reorganized to match federal ridings. The Scarborough-Rouge River constituency office will remain open during this transition, until the by-election is called. Read the Scarborough Mirror's full article as well here.

 



MALVERN ACTION FOR NEIGHBOURHOOD CHANGE UPDATE
 
A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO VOTED IN THE ROUGE FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT WARD 42'S URBAN FARM PROJECT
As many of you know, launching an urban farm is a very costly endeavour, but with your incredible support we received more than half of the vote in the recent United Way Rouge Fundraiser. That means more than 500 of you took the time to share your support and well wishes for the project, and for that, we THANK YOU! Your support will go a long way in helping us secure the necessary contributions to make the farm a great success. The winner of the campaign will be officially announced at the United Way Rouge Fundraising event on April 8, 2016, where donors will have an opportunity to build on activities to help support the winning project. Wish us luck!

BECOME A FARMER AT NORTH-EAST SCARBOROUGH'S FIRST URBAN FARM
ANC is excited to announce we will be extending the deadline for applications until Friday, April 15, 2016 for Ward 42 residents interested in becoming farmers at the Morningside Heights Urban Farm. Located on a 2 acre site, along Morningside Avenue just south McNicoll in the Hydro Corridors, farmers will have access to their own plot where they can grow and sell produce for profit, helping to improve local access to affordable fresh healthy food, while also earning a supplementary income from the food they sell. The project welcomes residents who have both training, experience or a combination of both, and encourages both individuals and small groups to apply. Selected farmers will also have an opportunity to sit on the Farm Advisory Committee helping to advise on the operations and decisions made about the farm. Applications for the Farmer Advisory will launch later this Spring, after farmers have been selected.

Interested residents must complete and submit an application form by 11:59 pm on Friday April 15, 2016 to be considered.To receive an application, please contact Melana at mroberts@mfrc.org

GET READY FOR THE YEAR OF THE BIKE! TUNE-UP YOUR BIKE AND SKATEBOARD THIS SPRING AT 42 RIDES NEW CYCLING HUB ENTERPRISE- COMING THIS MAY 
NOW Magazine calls 2016 a big year for cycling in Toronto and in Malvern as well, as 42 ride launches their brand new cycling hub social enterprise. As many of you know, Malvern is underserved for both bike and skateboard services, with the closet bike shop located at Warden and Lawrence Avenue, forcing cyclists to commute long distances for all their biking needs. Looking to improve access for local residents, 42 Rides will provide both bicycle and skateboard repair, sell cycling accessories, and deliver interactive and informative training for local youth and residents - as Malvern's first cycling social enterprise. Set to launch this spring, the hub will be located just outside of the Malvern Recreation Centre, with regular activities and engagement opportunities for youth, families and bike enthusiasts over the spring and summer months. In addition to that, this year Toronto's Bike Share Program is expected to expand to a number of GO Transit stations, building cycling networks beyond the downtown core. Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong has also talked about setting up bike stations at subway stops. For more contact Juneeja at jvarghese@mfrc.org.

LEARN HOW TO NAVIGATE SPECIAL NEEDS SUPPORTS IN THE EDUCATION SYSTEM WITH ANC'S PARENT ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Are you a parent or family member of a young person with special needs? Are you an educator, youth worker or community member looking for resources on how to connect children, youth and families to special needs supports that will help them succeed at school? Join us for the launch of the Navigating Special Needs Supports in the Education System handbook this May, and enjoy interactive workshops and receive a first-hand look at this important resource guide. If you are a parent, educator or service provider interested in supporting this initiative, please contact Melana at mroberts@mfrc.org or call 416-284-4184 ext.220. 
 
 

MALVERN FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE UPDATE

REGISTER FOR MIDDLE YEARS' PA DAY PROGRAMMING - FRI APRIL 15
Do your kids need something to do this upcoming PA DAY? Enjoy a day out with the Middle Years team who will be running a day trip to either Legoland or Reptila for the newest TDSB issued PA day on Friday April 15, 2016. The program has up to 60 spots for children in grades 1-6 must. All participants must register and pay prior to the program. The cost of the day is $20 per child. Registration will be accepted up until April 15, 2016. For more information contact Ashley or Saabs at aramprashad@mfrc.org or srasiya@mfrc.org

MIDDLE YEARS' SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION IS ALMOST HERE!
Get a head start and register for Middle Years summer camps starting April 8, 2016. Children and youth grades 1 to 6 can enjoy themed camp activities running for 8 weeks over from July to August. Past camp themes have included nature walks, trips to water works, junior chef cooking classes and more. The Cost for camp is by week per student. There are a limited number of spots so register fast, before they all fill up. For more information contact Ashley or Saabs at aramprashad@mfrc.org or srasiya@mfrc.org

SPRING PROGRAMMING BEGINS APRIL 4TH AT WOMEN'S PLACE
The Women's Place Department is excited to the launch of a number of new programs this spring. Exciting new programs  will include: Sewing for Beginners, Women's Support Workshops, Evening Yoga and G.L.O.W - Growing & Learning with Other Women. See the Women's Place newsletter for a full listing of their programs and service updates.

SENIORS ACTIVE LIVING FAIR
Malvern Family Resource Centre Seniors Department is presenting a free Seniors Active Living Fair at 90 Littles Road on Monday April 11th, 2016 from 10:00am-1:00pm.  At the event, you will be able to meet with a variety of agencies and businesses in the Scarborough and Toronto region who provide services and programs for older adults. There will be presentations throughout the day from the agencies and businesses as well as refreshments and door prizes!  For more information and to register, please contact Amaal Darr, Seniors Centre Program Coordinator at 416- 284-4184 ext. 242 or adarr@mfrc.org.

BUILD YOUR STORYTELLING SKILLS WITH A PROFESSIONAL WRITER AT SENIORS' CARIBBEAN STORYTELLING
There are still a couple of open spots to participate in the Tall Tales Caribbean Seniors Storytelling project. Held on Thursdays from 9:30 am to 10:30 am seniors participate in facilitated creative writing and storytelling, led by a seasoned published author. Participants will learn and experiment with various storytelling techniques and receive a chance to showcase their works at a final presentation at the end of the program. To be eligible to participate you must be 55 years plus, and be available to attend all 10-sessions.  For more information, call the Seniors Centre at 416-284-4184 ext. 246
 

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS & NEWS  

POST-SECONDARY FINANCIAL SUPPORT CHANGES
Helping Parents with Cost of Post-Secondary Education
The Canadian government is making funds available to students whose family income is below $45,000 annually. For students who qualify, they can set up an RESP with no deposit necessary. The government will grant them $500 initially and then $100 annually. This is to a maximum of $2000. Students are eligible until the age of 15 and they can claim retroactive monies if they did not set up an account earlier. Students are only eligible if they were born after December 31, 2003, therefore this would be of greatest interest to families with children in elementary school.
All of the details can be found on the Government of Canada website, including a brochure in a number of different languages. http://www.esdc.gc.ca/en/reports/cslp_cesp/clb/index.page#h2.8
 
The Provincial Government has also recently announced changes to OSAP. Information about the new Ontario Student Grant can be found here: http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/news/2016/osap_budget2016_en.html

TDSB - WARD 21 SCARBOROUGH-ROUGE RIVER

Sikh Heritage Month Inaugural Reception
On March 22nd, 2016, the TDSB voted to recognize every April as the Sikh Heritage Month at TDSB passing with unanimous support.  TDSB becomes the first school board to officially recognize Sikh Heritage Month.  Come together with educators and other community members to celebrate the social, economic, political and cultural contributions of Sikh Canadians at the reception. The reception will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn more about the Sikh traditions, histories and contributions. There will also be a facilitated discussion for about 45 minutes to brainstorm ways to support the growth of Sikh Heritage Month related activities within the school board and in the community.
Date: Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: East Education Centre (140 Borough Drive, Scarborough), Committee Room 3 and 4 
Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free but RSVP is appreciated if you plan to attend. RSVP by emailing neethan.shan@tdsb.on.ca.   

WARD 21 MEETING ON APRIL 12 
Attend the next Ward 21 School Council Meeting on Tuesday April 12, from 6:30 pm to 9 pm at Albert Campbell Collegiate Institute, located at 1550 Sandhurst Circle. See the flyer below attached for more event details.   



JOIN 1LOVE MALVERN (MNAP) AT THEIR NEXT MEETING 

On March 8, 2016 1Love Malvern held an engaging partnership forum, gathering more than 66 different representatives. With a diversity of community members from community agencies, residents, and elected officials, participants were able to network and dialogue, re-connecting community members to build bridges and greater synergy between community work.  If you're interested in completing a survey about your experience, you can fill out an anonymous survey here. For those who couldn't make it our, you can download the partnership booklet that was distributed during the event. Join them at their next community meeting on April 19, 2016 and learn more about key initiatives and issues in Malvern, including food security youth justice, community safety, employment and education. Contribute your ideas and energy to tackle the community issues that matter to you.
 
Next Meeting
Date: 
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Time: 5:30 to 8 PM
Location: Malvern Family Resource Centre - 90 Littles Rd - Boardroom
Click here for the February minutes. Download the draft agenda for this meeting. For additional information, please contact Dania at dansari@mfrc.org.

1LOVE MALVERN FOOD SECURITY/RESIDENT ENGAGEMENT WORK GROUP UPDATES
The 1LoveMalvern Food Security/Resident Engagement Workgroup and ANC's Revitalization groups have merged, and will be hosting another joint meeting this month. If you are a resident or agency representative interested in food security & resident engagement initiatives, join this group to participate in projects and meet other community members working to address food security issues in Malvern. The workgroup meets once a month and works on initiatives that impact the community. Current initiatives include Malvern Eats; Food Procurement; Malvern Catering Network. 

The next Food Security/Resident Engagement meeting will be on March 29, 2016 6:15 to 8:30 PM at MFRC at 90 Littles Rd. 
For more information, contact Wynette at 416.284.4184 x 222 or email residentengagement.mnap@gmail.com

YOUTH JUSTICE FORUM- APRIL 28
Youth Speaks, the Youth Justice Forum will take place Thursday April 28, 2016. The event is currently being designed in consultation with youth workers from surrounding agencies in Malvern. As part of improving service delivery in the area, the Youth Justice Committee organizers are developing a database that identifies all the youth programs in the area. Once the database has been created, it will be shared and used as a tool to think through the best ways to align and deliver programs to the youth community in order to create maximum impact. If you would like to provide your input to shaping the Youth Justice Forum, to access more information on its' time and location, or to provide details of your existing programs, contact Samantha at youthengagement.mnap@gmail.com.
 

MALVERN MOBILE GOOD FOOD MARKET IS ON A BREAK
FoodShare's Mobile Food Market, an immensely popular market last summer and Fall that was coming out to the Empringham neighbourhood, is on a break and going through some re-evaluation until further notice. Stay tuned for more news about the Market! 
 
EAT A HEALTHY MEAL AND LEARN ABOUT THE COMMUNITY AT MALVERN EATS WEEKLY COMMUNITY LUNCHES 
Last week almost 100 residents and community members enjoyed a lemon and herb chicken lunch in a creamy white sauce, with rice pilaf, vegetables, garden salad, fruits and refreshments. This week, it can be you! Every Thursday, community partners come together for a restaurant-style lunch service between 11:30am and 1:30pm, while also benefiting from the unique opportunity to connect with their neighbours and local service providers and agencies to access resources and information through a series of short presentations. 
 
Want to give back to this great event? Here's how:
  • If you're a service provider and would like to do a presentation to the group about your services and programs, get in touch with Wynette at residentengagement.mnap@gmail.com
  • Organizations, local businesses and residents can also help sponsor a meal, by visiting this link and clicking "Malvern Lunch" to donate towards this initiative.
  • Or, if you're looking for an opportunity to engage your community in an atmosphere of warmth, or you're ready to get involved in providing a hot, healthy and delicious meal to someone who really needs it, send an email to malverneats@muslimwelfarecentre.com
HEAR 150 VOICES IN UNIFIED SONG AT THE MALVERN METHODIST CHURCH YOUTH VOICES CELEBRATION
This year Malvern Methodist Church is one of the host sites for Hopeworks Connection's signature program - Toronto Children`s Concert Choir. As part of HWC`s 15th anniversary celebrations they have embarked on an ambitious project to create a 150-voice community choir in to join their sister choirs from Detroit, Memphis and Jamaica on stage at their annual concert on June 4th at St Lawrence Center for the Arts. The plan is to recruit children and youth aged 7 to 18 yrs from satellite locations across the area, including Malvern Methodist Church. If you or your child is interested in participating, rehearsals are held every other Saturday beginning in February from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm. The Church will provide a healthy snack and homework help to all participants. To register, visit www.tc3.ca or contact 416-939-1702 or contact the Church directly at 416-283-8008. You can also download the details of the program and the program flyer.

RESEARCH STUDY IS SEEKING NEWCOMER YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES 
A University of Toronto PhD candidate is seeking participants for a research study exploring pre- and post-migration experiences of immigrant youth with disabilities. See the flyer for more details.

TABLETOP DAY AT THE SCARBOROUGH MUSEUM
Come celebrate International Tabletop Day at Scarborough Museum with historic and modern games for all to play on Saturday, April 30, from 12 to 5 p.m. Try your hand at 9 Man Morris or Carrom while you enjoy a nice cup of lemonade, and sample a baked good from the museum's historic kitchen. Admission is Pay What You Can. See details here

SLAM POETRY AT MALVERN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Are you an aspiring spoken word artist or poet? There is an opportunity right here in Malvern for you! Malvern Public Library now has weekly poetry, rap, and songwriting workshops every Tuesday from 4:30 to 6:30 pm until May, with world slam champ and award winning Laureate poet Ian Keteku. Call 416-396-8969 for more info. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity right here in your community! 



NOMINATE SOMEONE DRIVING ACCESSIBILITY ISSUES IN MALVERN, FOR THE CITY OF TORONTO'S ACCESS, EQUITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS AWARDS
Residents are encouraged to submit nominations for the City of Toronto's 2016 Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards. This award looks to recognize people or programs that have made a difference in our city by breaking down barriers to equality to celebrate the residents and services that are helping to build an inclusive city of opportunity for all and in all corners of the city. All nominees must be residents of Toronto, a service provided for city residents or a building located in the city that serves Toronto residents. Residents can submit nominations online or print the accessible nomination form. More information is available at http://toronto.ca/civicawards. The deadline for nominations is Monday, May 16 at 4 p.m. Recipients will be confirmed by City Council in the fall, and the awards will be presented at a ceremony at City Hall in December. 

42 DIVISION'S COMMUNITY'S GOT TALENT AUDITIONS
Come out for 42 Police Division's Community's Got Talent Auditions:
Date: Saturday April 9 & 23 and May 14 & 28
Time: 1pm - 2 pm
Location: 242 Milner Avenue

Stay tuned for the season finale, live on June 11, 2016 at 1:30 pm (location TBC).
For inqueries or to register, contact PC Mark Gray at 416-808-4251 or email mark.gray@torontopolice.ca

4TH ANNUAL SPOTLIGHT ON LITERACY
The annual Spotlight on Literacy event brings together residents, parents, children, youth and community stakeholders – everyone with an interest in ensuring that literacy lives in the KGO community. The theme is Learning Beyond Books. What you eat, where you live, your daily habits - there's more to learning than just books. Each year offers dynamic speakers, engaging breakout sessions, and over 1,500 FREE books for attendees to take home. The event will be held on May 12, 2016 5 to 8:30 pm at Sir Robert L Borden School  (200 Poplar Rd). See the flyer for details.


FREE TAX RETURN PREPARATION AND E-FILE SERVICE
The Islamic Foundation of Toronto is pleased to offer free tax preparation for another year, working in partnership with  with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), through their Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). This service is for eligible individuals who have a modest income and a simple tax situation. People of all faith/religions and cultures are welcome! For more information and appointments please email us at freetaxreturn@islamicfoundation.ca. For more details visit their website.  Assistance offered until April 30th, 2016.  Monday to Thursday by appointment only; Walk-in Saturday & Sunday - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
 

ADVOCACY
 

ATTEND COMMITMENT 2 COMMUNITY'S POVERTY ACTION EVENT NEXT WEEK AND DRIVE THE NEXT STEPS FOR ANTI-POVERTY ORGANIZING IN TORONTO
Come to Commitment to Community’s (C2C) next public meeting and help plan next steps on anti-poverty action in Toronto. This will be a great opportunity to hear updates on poverty-related campaigns in Toronto on good jobs, transit, housing, child care and food security. Invite members of your community to attend. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 5, at the Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street (near Queens Park subway station). Dinner will be served from 5:00 to 6:00 pm, with community dialogue between 6 pm and 9 pm,
TTC tickets can also be provided. Contact Israt at 416-351-0095 x250 or iahmed@socialplanningtoronto.org to RSVP (or to request child care by April 1).

SCARBOROUGH HOUSING STABILIZATION PLANNING NETWORK REPORT LAUNCH- APRIL 8
The Scarborough Housing Stabilization Planning Network will present the release of Laying a Foundation a compelling new research report on homelessness in Scarborough. Presenters will highlight the key issues in homelessness and housing insecurity in Scarborough, the priority action areas for the community, and what we can do as individuals, community organizations, a network of homelessness service providers, and government to address homelessness in our community.
Date: on April 8, 2016 
Time: 10 am to 12 pm.
Location: Scarborough Civic Centre - 150 Borough Drive, 
It's a free event.  Refreshments will be provided.  All are welcome. To RSVP for the event, please register here. Download the flyer here.

HELP IMPROVE TCHC: THE MAYOR'S TASK FORCE ON TORONTO COMMUNITY HOUSING WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU
Come out to one of two Scarborough meeting dates and share your feedback and insights on the recommendations on how to improve Toronto Community Housing by the Mayor's Task Force.  See the full flyer for details on all the dates and locations across the City of Toronto.

Scarborough Sessions: 
When:
Monday, April 11 from 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Scarborough Civic Centre 150 Borough Drive Rotunda 

When: Thursday, April 14 from 12:30pm - 4:00pm 
Location: Cedarbrae Manor - 65 Greencrest Circuit, Ground Floor Recreation Room (Markham & Lawrence area)

HELP SUPPORT 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 at mklaas@cathcrosscultural.org

CELEBRATE CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH WEEK WITH YOUTHLINK- MAY 4, 2016
Come and join us to end stigma around mental health on May 4, 2016 at 5 pm at Scarborough Golf and Country Club (321 Scarborough Gold Club Rd). Youthlink is pleased to announce that Patricia Marra-Stapleton, a mental health leader fro TCDSB, will join us to speak about youth mental health early intervention services and suicide prevention. Youthlink invites Scarborough businesses, agencies and the community to celebrate Children's Mental Health Week. Please RSVP by April 25, 2016 to info@youthlink.ca or 416.967.1773 x 2. You may download the flyer here. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! WORKER HEALTH AND SAFETY LEGAL CLINIC ON EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS AT WORK 
Please join us on Friday, April 8, 2016 and speak directly to a Community Legal Worker from the Workers’ Health and Safety Legal Clinic. At this workshop you will learn about Employment Standards for minimum wage, overtime, statutory holidays, vacation, termination pay, etc. You will also be able to find out about your health and safety rights under the Occupational Health & Safety Act; and have many of your questions about employment rights answered!
Date: Friday, April 8, 2016 Time: 10:00am-noon
There are only 14 spaces available. Please call or email to register your seat as soon as possible.
(Only 14 spaces are available)

DRIVE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN SCARBOROUGH WITH THE SCARBOROUGH COMMUNITY RENEWAL ORGANIZATION (SCRO)
Formed on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, the SCRO (pronounced S-C-R-O) is a soon-to-be non-profit organization. The mandate of SCRO is to continue the efforts of the Scarborough Community Renewal Campaign. This includes supporting the implementation of the recommendations and identifying new actions and areas of focus for ongoing community renewal. The Interim Executive Committee are excited about this new organization and we look forward to meeting each and every one of you through renewal activities. If you're interested in joining the SCRO, please complete a membership form and return it to us (return details on form). As a first step, the committee chairs will organize a meeting for their committees. The priorities for all committees will be to: 1) evaluate priorities and objectives for the committee; 2) draft a terms of reference, which will define roles and responsibilities; and 3) identify key stakeholders & and recruit members. For more information on SCRO and to subscribe for regular updates, read their newsletter.

THE 2016 CLEAN TOGETHER CAMPAIGN HAS LAUNCHED
Clean Toronto Together is a month-long litter removal program that includes City divisions cleaning streets, parks and watercourses, culminating during the April 22-24 weekend, when more than 1,000 community-led cleanups will take place in public spaces across the city.  The Community Cleanup Days this year are on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24. Encourage your community groups, individuals and families to help clean public spaces in the neighbourhood. Residents, businesses and schools are also encouraged to organize and register their cleanup events at http://www.livegreentoronto.ca. By registering you are helping the City arrange special litter pickups and avoid duplicate cleanups.

COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENT DAYS 2016
Community Environment Days provide an opportunity for residents to drop off hazardous waste and other items from their home that are not picked up in regular collection.  Residents can also access new green bins and other information and services from City environment and solid waste staff.  Check out the website here for more information.
Some of the north-east Scarborough dates this year are (bold locations are closest to Malvern):
Sat. April 9 - Agincourt Mall (3850 Sheppard Ave. E.) - 10am-2pm
Sat. April 23 - Enbridge Gas West Parking Lot (500 Consumers Road) - 10am - 2pm
Sat. May 28 - Colonel Danforth Park (73 Colonel Danforth Trail, off Kingston Rd & Lawson Trail) - 10am-2pm
Sat. July 9 - Nashdene Yard (70 Nashdene Road) - 10am-2pm
Sat. July 16 - Malvern Recreation Centre (30 Sewells Road) - 10am-2pm

Sat., Sep. 24 - Thomson Memorial Park (1005 Brimley Rd) - 10am-2pm
Sat. Sep. 24 - L'Amoureux Community Centre/Mary Ward Secondary School - 10am-2pm
Sat. Oct. 1 - Morningside Works Yard (891 Morningside Ave., just south of Hwy 401) - 10am-2pm
 

YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES

EAST ANIMATING DEMOCRACY YOUTH FORUM - APRIL 15th
How can youth capture and inspire social change through the arts?  Scarborough Arts’ flagship program, EAST Animating Democracy, will explore this question at its first Youth Forum. This Youth Forum explores the many ways that youth in Toronto have utilized the arts in order to mobilize their communities and ignite social change. A panel of esteemed artist-activists and community leaders will respond to questions from Scarborough’s youth and emerging artists.  Panelists include: Randell Adjei, Founder of RISE Poetry, Amanda Parris (Host of CBC Arts’ new show, Exhibitionists) and many others.  The panel will be moderated by artist Tamla Matthews-Morgan, Manager of Scarborough Arts’ children’s programming.
When: Friday, April 15, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive
Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.  
RSVP required: http://eastyouthforum.eventbrite.com
Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/events/566420813517767/

YOUTH SUMMER STUDENTS WANTED AT CPAC
The Cross-Cultural Professionals Association of Canada (CPAC) is looking for 2 individuals to fill their summer student positions, of  Event Assistant and Wordpress Developer/IT Support Assistant. 
To be eligible, candidates must:
  • have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year; and,
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada (foreign students are not eligible).
Deadline to apply is April 30, 2016. If you have any questions, please contact Vivian Lee, Employment Counsellor/Job Developer at 416-298-7885 x 105 or vivian.lee@cpac-canada.ca.
 
HAVE YOUR SAY ABOUT HOW TO ENHANCE YOUTH SPACES
As part of the City of Toronto's Youth Engagement Strategy, Parks, Forestry & Recreation has a number of Enhanced Youth Spaces across the city. These spaces are places where youth can come to create, connect, learn and inspire. Learn more on our Opportunities page.

TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY YOUTH VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS
The Toronto Public Library has a number of volunteer programs. Participate in this rewarding experience and support others by volunteering in your community today! Learn more on our Opportunities page.

2016 FOCUS ON YOURTH STUDENT EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM
The TDSB will hire approximately 600 students for Focus On Youth Toronto (FOYT) 2016. Students will be employed as summer day camp counsellors in support of community summer programs. The FOYT summer employment program runs from July 4 to August 12, 2016, with an additional three days for training in June. TDSB students can apply for FOYT employment through the on-line application form.  The deadline for applications is April 10. Visit the website for more information.  Students must be 16 years or older by July 1, 2016 and currently registered in a TDSB school or program.

ON-TRACK CAREER AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES & SPOT ON EMPLOYMENT SERVICES AT THE S.P.O.T.
On-Track hosts a variety of workshops and educational sessions in November. For more information on specific dates and times, please click here.

ON Track is also now delivering drop-in services at the SPOT (30 Sewells Road).  The SPOT is open to youth looking for employment.  SPOT-ON Employment for Youth Services is a drop in employment resource centre for Youth 15-29 that will be offering: workshops, resume critiques, interview skills, job development services, guest speakers and more.  Spot-On Employment for Youth is open Mon - Fri between 9:00am- 3:00pm.  For more information call: 416-283-5229

 
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

42 CCLC DIVISION'S 2016 STUDENT AWARD - DEADLINE APRIL 15
This year 42 Division will recognize 3 students in grade 9-12 for their exceptional volunteer work and commitment to bettering their community. Selected winners will each receive $500. Application packages can be picked up from student's school office, or can be downloaded at www.42cclc.com. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2016.

42 Division will also be recognizing a student for the 42 Division Community Police Liaison Committee Student award for leadership, academic achievement and commitment to community. For more information on this award visit 42divisioncplc.org. The deadline for this award is April 29, 2016.
For more information about this award, or to receive an application form contact dorothy.freenan@42divisioncplc.org
 

APPLY FOR THE NAHOM BERHANE SCHOLARSHIP FOR LEADERSHIP AND INCLUSION

The Nahom Berhane Scholarship for Leadership and Inclusion provides assistance to youth with a proven track record of volunteerism, community service and leadership in the community, who are in need of financial support to attend a post-secondary institution including universities, colleges and professional trades training. The Scholarship is available for students who are registered to attend a post-secondary institution (in any year). The ideal recipient of the Scholarship will be rewarded for their participation, contributions and leadership in the community through volunteerism and community service.

Eligible candidates:

  • Are registered to attend a post-secondary institution (in any year)
  • Have lived in the GTA for at least 2 years
  • Hold Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status
  • Have a proven track record of community involvement/volunteerism
  • Have demonstrated leadership in their community/are community mobilisers
  • Make a positive contribution to the city

Priority will be given to candidates who come from a low-income family, single parent family, or 1st/2nd generation immigrant family. Selection will be primarily based on candidate’s passion and involvement in their community. A satisfactory academic standing is preferred. For more information visit here.

 
EMPLOYMENT, TRAINING, AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
 

JOB AND CAREER FAIR
The East District, Toronto Employment & Social Services will host their annual Job & Career Fair on April 6 from 10 am - 4pm at Scarborough Civic Centre - 150 Borough Dr. There will be on-site  resume review to hep prepare and workshops:

  • 11 a.m. One Minute Interview Practice
  • 1:30 p.m. Find Jobs & Job Search Workshops Online

Visit here for details. You can also read about Tips for Attending a Job Fair


MALVERN EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL SERVICES
See the Itinerant calendar for April here. For the employment and social services service calendar click here.  

MALVERN PUBLIC LIBRARY CALENDAR
To view their website with calendar and upcoming events click here.

ACCESS MENTAL HEALTH AND FIRST AID TRAINING (MHFA)
Mental Health First Aid for Adults who interact with Youth is an initiative of the Mental Health Commission of Canada that focuses on mental health problems and first aid.  It is delivered by trained facilitators over the course of 2 days.  MHFA aims to equip participants with skills and knowledge that will improve their ability to:
• spot early signs of mental health problems in young people
• provide help on a first aid basis and link families to local resources
• help protect a young person who might be at risk of harm
• help prevent a mental illness from getting worse
Interested individuals can contact Dania at dansari@mfrc.org to include their name on a list. Once a minimum number of participants is reached, the training dates will be set. 

MONTHLY ESSENTIAL SKILLS UPGRADING
Thursdays 1 pm - 2 pm at 1321 Neilson Road

Essential Skills Upgrading is a non-credit adult program that helps clients improve their reading, writing and math skills as well as employability and workplace skills. This program is for those who: speak English, want to upgrade their skills to prepare for high school, college, apprenticeship, or certificate programs or employment, and are goal - oriented and want to gain self-confidence. Available dates - April 14th, May 12th, June 9th.

FREE ACADEMIC UPGRADING PROGRAM AT CENTENNIAL COLLEGE
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 through the Academic and Career Entrance Program (ACE). While in the program, students are provided with advising services and may be eligible for a transportation allowance. Classes are offered in the fall, summer, and winter semesters.   For more information, please contact Denise Andrews at 416.289.5000 x 7022 or dandrews@centennialcollege.ca or view the website

YWCA JUMP PROGRAMS FOR SPRING
  • Retail Training Certificate and Job Search program: The YWCA JUMP program will be offering our Retail Training Certificate and Job Search program from Tuesday, April 12, 2016 to Thursday, April 14, 2016. The Retail Training Certificate program consists of the following workshops: Customer Service, Basic and Advanced Cashier Training, Career Assessment and how to Job Search in the Retail Sector. To participate you will be  equired to attend all three days and complete a practical test before receiving your Retail Training Certificate. 
    Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 to Thursday, April 14, 2016 Time: 9:30am-2:30pm
     
  • Free Income Tax Clinics: Do you need to complete your 2015 Income Taxes?
    The YWCA JUMP Scarborough program will be holding free income tax clinics, where you and your family can complete your 2015 income tax return by a volunteer from the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). In order to file your income taxes with us you must: be a newcomer to Canada, a legal resident of Ontario on December 31, 2015, not self-employed with an annual income of less than $30,000 (single person) or $40,000 (family). Please note that we can only do returns for the 2015 tax year.
    Dates: April 15, 19, 21, 26 and 28, 2016 Time: 1:00-3:00pm (by appointment)
    (Income Taxes will be completed by appointment only)
  • Worker Health and Safety Awareness Training Certificate: Join us on Friday, April 22, 2016 to obtain your Worker Health and Safety Awareness Training Certificate. This training is required for all workers by the Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training regulation. You will learn the 4 steps to Health and Safety Awareness, the rights and responsibilities of workers, supervisors and employers, as well as general information about the Occupational Health and Safety Act in Ontario. The workshop will take place on Friday, April 22, 2016, from 10:00am-noon.
     
  • Employment Café: Dressing for an Interview: On Thursday, April 28, 2016 come to the YWCA JUMP program for the Employment Café and find out how to dress to impress at your next job interview! You will learn how to dress appropriately for the job you are applying for and the do’s and don’ts of what to wear. You will also learn how to conduct yourself properly in your next job interview. Date: Thursday, April 28, 2016, Time:10:00am- 1:00pm                                                                                                               
For a full list of programs, see the YWCA JUMP event calendar Please note that new clients must register with us in advance in order to attend workshops. Please have the client call our office to book an intake appointment at 416-266-0303. A copy of their immigration document is required on their first visit. 
 
WORK IN A KITCHEN SPACE AT PUSATERIS!
Pusateri's is recruiting to fill a number of positions for their Downtown Store (Queen Street/Eaton Centre-Saks Location) and St. Stephens will host this hiring event Thursday April 7th
 
Recruiting for part-time and full-time positions for:  
·         Line Cooks, Prep-Cooks, Chef de Partie, Jr. Sous & Sous-Chef
·         Dishwashers, Culinary Specialists, Department Experts, Department Managers, 
·         Cashiers & Café Barista 
Registration is required and will be managed by St. Stephen's. Please see the attached flyer for additional details.
MALVERN ACTION FOR NEIGHBOURHOOD CHANGE
90 Littles Road, Scarborough M1B 5E2
TEL: 416-284-4184 ext.220 / 221
Alejandra Perdomo
ANC Coordinator
aperdomo@anc.org

Juneeja Varghese
ANC Coordinator
jvarghese@mfrc.org
 






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