Hamilton Forum on Mental Health
The Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion will present a forum titled “Mental Health for a Diverse Hamilton” on Thursday, May 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 150 King St. East, Hamilton. The forum is aimed at raising awareness and sharing information on best practices in the provision of mental health to Hamilton’s ethno-cultural communities. Dr. Kwame McKenzie, Medical Director, Centre for Addictions and Mental Health, will be the keynote speaker. Admission to the forum is $55.
For more information, call 905-297-4694, ext. 106. To register, email: email@example.com or visit www.mentalhealthforadiversehamilton.eventbrite.com.
“Carassauga: Mississauga’s Festival of Cultures”, will be held on Friday, May 24 from 7:30 p.m. to 12 a.m., Saturday, May 25 from 1 p.m. to 12 a.m. and Sunday, May 26 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hershey Centre, Main Bowl, 5600 Rose Cherry Place, Mississauga. The event will feature a variety of African entertainment in the Africa Pavillion, including a performance by master drummer, Amadou Kienou. In addition, a children’s choir comprised of African orphans will perform. The event’s organizers are asking patrons to donate to help build an orphanage in Uganda for the choir members. Carassauga will also feature an Africa Museum hut showcasing the work of African inventors, an African market and African food and drinks. Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Admission is free for children age 12 and under.
For more information, visit www.carassauga.com, call 416-458-8106 or 416-994-0831.
African Liberation Day commemoration
The All-African People’s Revolutionary Party is inviting the Black community to attend the 55th commemoration of African Liberation Day on Saturday, May 25 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Knowledge Bookstore, 177 Queen Street West, Brampton. (Weather permitting, the event will be held at Fred Kline Park, Brampton, located at McLaughlin Road North.) The event will include a drum call, libation, speakers, solidarity statements, interactive discussion, cultural artistes and refreshments. Please wear white as a symbol of unity.
For more information, call 416-825-7900 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caribbean Diabetes Chapter Meeting
A Caribbean Diabetes Chapter meeting, titled “Diabetes and Kidney Disease”, will be held on Tuesday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Anglican Church of the Nativity, 10 Sewells Rd. (One half block east of Neilson, north of Sheppard Ave.) The location is accessible by Neilson Bus #133 or Nugget Bus #131. Jill Campbell, Registered Nurse and Certified Health Executive, will speak at the meeting. Admission and parking are free. Free refreshments will be provided. All are welcome to attend.
For more information, call 416-987-0339.
Diabetes Nutrition Workshop
The Black Creek Community Health Centre Diabetes Education Program, located in Sheridan Mall, 2202 Jane St, Unit 5, will host a diabetes nutrition workshop titled “Mapping Out Healthy Eating Habits” on Thursday, May 30, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registered dietitians will discuss healthy eating choices, challenges and success strategies.
To register, call 416-249-8000, ext. 2285.
Camp Jumoke Walk-A-Thon
Camp Jumoke will hold its 19th annual Walk-A-Thon at 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 1 at Nathan Phillips Square, located at Queen and Bay. Registration for the Walk-A-Thon will begin at 10 a.m. on June 1. The Walk-A-Thon is a family-oriented fun-filled event that helps raise funds to send children to summer camp. Camp Jumoke is also seeking vendors who would be interested in setting up a booth for the Walk-A-Thon.
For more information, call 416-410-2995 or email: email@example.com.
Church of the Advent Garage Sale
The Church of the Advent, located at 40 Pritchard Ave., will host a garage sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 1. The sale will feature household items, china and glassware, books, furniture, clothing, sporting goods and more. Pritchard Ave. is east of Jane St., one block north of St. Clair Ave.
For more information, call 416-763-2713, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.churchoftheadvent.ca.
New Dawn Moravian Church, located at 7 Glenora Ave., (one block east of Oakwood Ave., off Vaughan Rd.), will host “Caribbean Culturefest 2013” on Saturday, June 1 at 2 p.m. All are welcome to come and enjoy a $3 taste of a variety of foods and drinks from Caribbean island booths. Entertainment will be provided. Admission is $5.
For more information, call 905-275-4525, 416-656-0473 or email: email@example.com.
Congress of Black Women`s Annual Scholarship Brunch
The Congress of Black Women will hold its annual scholarship brunch on Sunday, June 9, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Coptic Centre, 1245 Eglinton Avenue West (Eglinton and Mavis), Mississauga. Tickets are $45 for adults, $25 for children under 12.
For tickets, call 905-422-8882 or 905-819-8361.
Scarborough Prostate Cancer Walk/Run
The Alliance of Guyanese Canadian Organizations and Prostate Cancer Canada will host the Scarborough Prostate Cancer Walk/Run for the cure on Sunday, June 16, at Morningside Park, Area 3, 390 Morningside Ave., from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
For more information, please call 416-431-0273.
Alumni Associations of Guyana Membership Drive
The alumni associations of Guyanese secondary institutions Bishops’ High School, St. Joseph’s High School St. Rose’s High School, St. Stanislaus College and Queens’s College are partnering to promote membership growth and increased alumni participation. The Associations welcome new members.
For more information, visit www.bhstoronto.com, www.sjhstoronto.com, www.strosestoronto.com, www.torontosaints.com, www.qcalumnitoronto.com.
Learning Disabilities Empowered Employment Project
The Learning Disabilities Association of Toronto (LDA-Toronto) is providing enhanced employment assistance services through an initiative called the Learning Disabilities Empowered Employment Project (LDEEP). Funded by the Government of Canada, the project develops clients’ employability skills through a number of workshops, employment counseling, individual supports and organizing appropriate work placement. The program will take place at the LDA-Toronto Office, 121 Willowdale Avenue, Suite 100, Toronto. Services are available to any individual with learning disabilities and/or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), unemployed or working less than 20 hours a week, legally entitled to work in Canada and not a current EI claimant or did not claim EI in the past three or five years. All services are free. Spaces are limited. TTC tokens will be provided to participants.
Potential participants are requested to contact Bipul Dev at: 416-229 1680 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an intake meeting, which is a prerequisite for registration.
The Central West Local Health Integration Network (CWLHIN) is seeking citizens interested in service on the CWLHIN Board of Directors for the position of Director. Members of the Central West LHIN Board of Directors are responsible for directing its affairs in accordance with applicable legislation, approved strategic and business plans, accountability agreements with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the directions and policies established by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. For more information, visit www.centralwestlhin.on.ca.
To apply for the position, visit www.pas.gov.on.ca/scripts/en/AdvPosDetails.asp?num=5
The One World Music Program, a youth-led multicultural music program in Jane and Finch, is seeking volunteers, celebrity guests, promoters and prizes/incentives for participants. The program was founded to apply musical arts to improve communication within the community and surrounding areas.
The goal of the initiative is to sponsor a youth from a developing country and invite him or her to experience life in Canada. The Jane Finch Concerned Citizens organization and the Third World Neighbourhood Coalition are assisting the initiative, led by Winston LaRose and Steve Fullington.
For more information, email: email@example.com.
Miracle Temple Ministries Seniors’ Workshop features craft classes, knitting, sewing and crochet. Learn to make your own hand bags, etc. Exercise and computer classes will be coming soon. Workshops take place at 7 Sheffield St. every Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, call: 416-697-3680 or 416-247-1769.
Discover programs for all ages on Building Communities of Faith, Giving Hope and Love, Mentoring, Christian Counselling, Christian Teaching, Discipleship, Fasting/Prayer and more. Counselling is available by appointment only. The programs are located at Elmhurst Plaza, 2428 Islington Ave., Unit 22 (lower floor of Stitches store), and they run Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information and/or to register, call 647-927-5947.
Wellwood Cancer Support Programs
Wellwood is conducting a quilting group for individuals affected by cancer on Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Wellwood Juravinski House, 501 Sanatorium Road, Hamilton. Wellwood is dedicated to helping people live well with cancer and offers supportive care programs to individuals diagnosed with cancer, as well as their families.
For more information on the quilting group or other Wellwood programs, call 905-667-8870 or visit www.wellwood.on.ca.
Free diabetes information will be provided at Rexdale Community Health Centre, 8 Taber Road, Etobicoke.
For more information, call 416-744-0066.
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 (SCAO) 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.
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 Road and Finch Avenue).
For more information, call 416-556-5684 or email the Cricket Club at 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 a volunteer driver to help get seniors around.
For more information, call 416-255-5969 or visit www.esssupportservices.ca.
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.
Free Soccer Clinics
B’ELKA Enrichment Centre and the Vaughan African Canadian Association are conducting free soccer clinics for youth taught by dedicated soccer players, including professionals. A clinic is now underway at Beverley Heights Middle School (Keele and Wilson) and pre-registration is currently being held for a free clinic which will be held in Vaughan. The program is open to all Vaughan residents.
To register, email: email@example.com.
Visions of Science Clubs
“The Science Zone,” a free 10-week forensic science program for youth from Grades 5 to 8, will be conducted by Visions of Science Network every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information, call 416-266-6464, 647-887-1294, visit www.vosnl.org or www.talkvos.org, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.