On Friday January 29th, the Toronto East LIP, Toronto North LIP, Toronto West LIP and the Toronto Newcomer Office hosted a Funders Forum. The event consisted of a keynote speaker from the Ontario Nonprofit Network and panelists from funding agencies such as Canadian Heritage, Canadian Women’s Foundation, City of Toronto, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Foundation, Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade, Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Trillium Foundation, TD Bank Group, Toronto Arts Council.
Health and Wellbeing
The Toronto North Local Immigration Partnership in collaboration with the People's Church and the Toronto Newcomer Office are pleased to invite you to the information session and fair for private refugee sponsors and service providers interested or involved in
We are working on developing a list of current services and programs that could be used by new Canadians from Syria in Toronto North, their sponsors and service providers. We hope to complete this resource by early January and present it at the info session & fair for service providers and sponsors. Please stay tuned for more details on that. We also hope to get a better understanding of what information and/or training you might need to effectively serve newcomers from Syria.
This report provides a summary of the Toronto Food Networks Summitheld on September 17th, 2015, including key messages, feedback provided by the participants, and resources shared by the presenter and the panelists. The Summit brought together around 60 representatives of 15 food networks to share ideas and explore opportunities for collaboration.
In the summer of 2014, Flemingdon Health Centre and Toronto North LIP staff initiated the Flemingdon and Thorncliffe Food Security Network to bring together community agencies and leaders working on food projects in the community.
This resource was developed by the students supporting the work of the Flemingdon-Thorncliffe Food Security Network: Mariam Rasheid and Ayan Osman with the School of Social Work at the Ryerson University. The idea behind this project was to map out existing food services, programs and resources to help service providers better assist their clients experiencing food security issues by referring them to the appropriate services.
It is not surprising that recreation was identified as one of the key priorities for newcomer health and wellbeing and was included in the Toronto North Settlement Strategy. Recreation helps people stay healthy and live longer. It is a proven therapeutic tool that helps to restore physical, mental and social capacities and abilities. The value of recreation for newcomers cannot be overestimated. By engaging in recreation activities newcomers decrease the negative effects of stress caused by immigration and settlement, make new connections and become a part of the community.