Community News Update - August 14, 2023

Dear community,

Ontario's Greenbelt has an invasive species problem, and it goes by the name of DOUG FORD.

Over the past few days, my office has heard from dozens of community members expressing their disdain at Ford's egregious attempt to develop Ontario's Greenbelt! This has nothing to do with housing and everything to do with greed and corruption.

I hear you loud and clear: we need to PROTECT THIS LAND and ALL its inhabitants!

I hope you'll join me in signing this petition and sharing it with your networks.

This weekend, we celebrated Jamaican Independence and Jamaican Canadian Association's (JCA) 61st anniversary - wow!

The JCA has been supporting Jamaican, Caribbean, and African-Canadian communities in the GTA for over six decades now. Thank you for your leadership and for standing proud and strong for us all!

Rastafest is just DAYS away from touching down in St. Paul's, as Canada's largest celebration of Rastafari Heritage and Culture. From food and snacks, to arts and crafts, to local vendors and of course, the best reggae artists our country knows serving up the weekend's soundtrack, it's sure to be a great time to be out in community. I know I will be and I can't wait to see you out there.

To learn more, click here.

If you have donations to spare, please consider bringing them down to Marian Engel Park on Saturday between 11AM - 1PM! If you need some extra groceries, come on down no questions asked (we have tote bags)!Mark your calendars! 

Bloom Bar Studio is hosting a COMEDY CABARET on Thursday, September 28. Tickets are $20 and include one drink.

See below for more information!

The Vaughan-Oakwood (VO) Youth Network, a youth and volunteer-led network working to strengthen the Vaughan-Oakwood community, is hosting their community basketball tournament this September 30, 2023. Registration is now open to compete in the tournament! You must be aged 15-21 to apply. Register at voyouthnetwork.ca. Application deadline is August 18, 2023.

Each year across Ontario, thousands of lives are lost to overdoses. We need every level of government to prioritize implementing harm reduction strategies to combat these senseless deaths, and you can help.

As many of you know, Naloxone is a medication that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose, and these kits are FREE with training at participating pharmacies across the city. Together, we can prevent unnecessary deaths and work toward a more compassionate society that is safe safe for everyone.

Find a pharmacy with Naloxone kits near you, and make sure you can recognize the signs of an overdose.

In Solidarity, 

Jill Andrew
Toronto-St. Paul's

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Community News Update - June 21, 2024

Dear Community,

Join me and Save Ontario's Science Centre on Sunday in Wells Hill Park to speak out against Doug Ford's scheme to move the Ontario Science Centre to Ontario Place, which has now led to the surprise closure of the Science Centre.

This benefits no one. Not the people of Toronto who are losing a beloved insitution or the 400+ employees of the OSC, many of whom will lose their jobs.

Meet us in Wells Hill Park at St Clair and Bathurst to tell Doug Ford NO.

RSVP here

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