Jesus in the City Parade
The 11th annual Jesus in the City Parade will be held on Saturday, September 11, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Held to spread a message of love, joy, peace and hope among members of churches representing a variety of denominations and ethnic groups, the parade will feature live bands on floats, Biblical costumes and dancers. The parade will begin at Queen’s Park, and will proceed along Bloor St., Yonge St., College St. and return to Queen’s Park. Following the parade, a concert will be held in Queen’s Park.
For more information, call 416-497-1768 or email: email@example.com.
Registration for the African Canadian Heritage Association’s (ACHA) 2010-2011 program year will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 11 at Centennial College-Progress Campus, 941 Progress Avenue, in the student cafeteria. ACHA has been teaching family, community and heritage programming in Toronto’s Black community since 1969.
For more information call 416-208-3149, or visit www.achaonline.org.
Barbados Nurses Anniversary
The Barbados Nurses Association will celebrate its 20th anniversary at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 11 at the North York Memorial Hall, Burgundy Room, 5110 Yonge Street. Kay McConney, former Consul General for Barbados in Canada, will be the guest speaker.
For more information, call 416-240-0172, 416-421-5704, or 905-239-3913.
Toronto Hair and Beauty Show
The Toronto Hair and Beauty Show will be held on Sunday, September 19 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 6 Garamond Court, Toronto. The event is Ontario’s largest hair show dedicated to Black women and men who choose to wear their hair natural. It provides an opportunity for professional hairstylists, cosmetology students, salon owners and consumers to meet and exchange information about natural hair care, health and beauty tips and products. The show also provides a venue for stylists and consumers locally and abroad to show the versatility and numerous styles of natural hair.
The show will feature a fashion show, hair styling competitions, live entertainment, giveaways, and a natural hair showcase by local salons and vendors.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. Children age 12 and under will be admitted free. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
For more information, visit www.torontonaturals.ca.
Visions of Science Contests
Visions of Science Network for Learning and the Canadian Multicultural Inventors Museum will celebrate the fifth anniversary of its “IMAGINE” sci-fi/fantasy short story and art competition by holding a multicultural short story and art poster contest that’s open to youth from Grades 6-12. Contestants can write about any topic or theme. Submissions must be 1,600 words or less. The art poster contest will be open to students from Grades 9-12. The theme is “The Mask” The required poster size is 11″ x 17″. First prize is $200, $100 will be awarded to the second prize winner and third prize is $50.
In addition, an IMAGINE poster contest for Grade Five students will be held. Contestants can submit solo entries or team up in groups of up to three people. The theme is “How Alien Organs Work”, and the mandatory poster size is 11″ x 17″. Winners will receive Kisco Freezies popsicles. The deadline for all IMAGINE contests is October, 2010.
For more information, visit www.vosnl.org for contest rules and regulations.
TCCF Anniversary Gala
During the past decade, the Children Caribbean Foundation (TCCF) has raised over $700,000 to provide care for critically ill children from Caribbean nations.
The TCCF will hold its 10th anniversary gala on Saturday, October 2 at Empire Banquet Hall, 246 Brockport Drive, Toronto. Dinner will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be preceded by cocktails at 6 p.m. The event will feature entertainment, a cash bar, and a raffle. Formal dress is required.
For tickets and more information, visit www.tccfangels.com or call 416-498-9962, 416-578-3209, 905-840-6484, or 905-672-2287.
Eva Smith Bursary
Since 1985, The Eva Smith Bursary has provided financial aid for African Canadian students, the justice system and single parents.
To celebrate its 25th year of supporting youth, the Bursary is calling on all past committee members, volunteers, awardees, community service awardees and friends of Eva Smith to share their experiences.
The Bursary is also seeking volunteers to assist with fundraising, web design and public relations. High school, college and university students are welcome to volunteer.
For more information, call 416-755-8827 or visit www.evasmithbursary.ca.
Toronto Public Health is conducting a prenatal program called “Having a Baby, Becoming a Parent” at eight community locations across the city. The program is for women three to six months pregnant and will be held in a series of four evening sessions from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. New classes will begin every month. Partners are welcome to attend.
To register, call 416-338-7600.
Black Youth Helpline
Black Youth Helpline, a registered charitable organization serving all youth, provides ongoing culturally appropriate professional assessments, support and guidance for youth with complex needs. The organization is focused on identifying, understanding and addressing the root causes of problems.
Strong emphasis is placed on addressing the needs of Black youth and their parents in a culturally appropriate manner.
To access the organization’s supports, youth, parents, schools and other youth-serving partners can contact the helpline at 416-285-9944 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit www.blackyouth.ca.
The Sickle Cell Association of Ontario is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide education and support to those affected by sickle cell and other red blood disorders. The SCAO is currently looking for volunteers with a range of skills and experience working with the community and managing funds for its Board of Directors.
Please apply in writing, with cover letter and curriculum vitae as soon as possible, to email@example.com or 3199 Bathurst St., Suite 202, Toronto, ON, M6A 2B2.
Toronto Public Health is offering free prenatal classes for women three to six months pregnant, in a series of four evening sessions (from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.) at community locations throughout the city. Partners are welcome.
To register, call 416-338-7600.
Cricket Club Practice Schedule
The North Star Cricket Club will hold indoor practices for youths ages 17 and under every Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 130 Melford Drive, Unit #5 (Corner of Markham Rd./Finch Ave.)
For more information, call 416-556-5684, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young Mothers Group
The Brampton West-Mississauga Ontario Early Years Centre (OEYC) invites young mothers (up to age 22 with a child or children up to age 6) to join its Young Moms Group. The group provides young mothers and their children with the opportunity to participate in various activities, play games, network and have fun. Meetings are held every Thursday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the OEYC, located at 57 Mill Street North, Unit 105. Snacks and one bus ticket per person are provided.
For more information, call 905-452-1973.
ESS Support Services needs volunteers to help in the Adult Day Services program that runs Monday to Saturday. If you are available once a week from approximately 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. become a volunteer who assists with meals, crafts, games and exercises. A more flexible schedule is also available as Volunteer Driver to help get seniors around.
Please call 416-255-5969 or visit, www.esssupportservices.ca to volunteer.
African Canadian Mental Health Support
The Krasman Centre, a community mental health organization serving York Region and South Simcoe, runs a support group every second Thursday for African-Canadians who live with a diagnosed or undiagnosed mental health issue. No fees are required for any of the services provided. The Krasman Centre is located at 10121 Yonge Street, (one block north of Major Mackenzie Drive), Richmond Hill.
For more information, call 905-780-0491, ext. 115.
Volunteer Tutors Sought
The Adult Literacy Program at St. Christopher House is seeking volunteer tutors to help adults learn to read, write or perform basic math. Ideal candidates should enjoy working with people and live or work in downtown/west Toronto.
St. Christopher House, located at 248 Ossington Avenue (Dundas St. West), comprises a team of volunteers, participants and staff which develops programs in response to community needs and promotes socio-economic conditions in which individuals and families can thrive.
For more information, call 416-539-9000, or email: email@example.com.
Free Women’s Workshops
The Multicultural Inter Agency Group of Peel is offering free workshops for women from the African and Caribbean communities. The workshops’ objectives are to maintain family relationships, provide safety and self-support tips, improve life skills and build capabilities.
Child care will be provided and light refreshments served. In addition, a draw on participant’s names will be held. Limited seating is available.
For more information, call 905-270-6252 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.