Community Events, Programs and Services:

  • CASSA’s 8th Annual Health Equity Summit
  • Write On! With the Toronto Writers Collective
  • Community Arts Guild: Unfolding The Youth Leadership Program
  • Scarborough Steeplechase- Scavenger Hunt
  • Back-to-School Backpack Drive
  • Wee Bake
  • East Metro Youth Services- Newcomer Youth Program August Calendar

Job and Training Opportunities:

  • Run2Work – Youth Hiring Event
  • TCHC Fall Internship Program
  • Multi-employer Job Fair
  • George Brown Culinary Skills (Prep Training) Program
  • Jamaican Canadian Annual Scholarship Awards Program
  • Hiring Events at The Centre for Education & Training
  • CNE Summer Jobs

Community Updates

  • August is Emancipation Month
  • Animating your Park: Malvern
  • Public Meeting: City of Toronto TransformTO Climate Action Strategy

Community Events, Programs and Services

  • CASSA’s 8th Annual Health Equity Summit

The Health Equity Summit addresses health issues and inequities, specifically ones affecting South Asians and other racialized communities. This year’s Summit will focus on gathering community input on a health equity strategy and exploring ways to engage the current government through research and advocacy.

Day 1: Wednesday August 7, 2019 at Peel Memorial Centre Auditorium (20 Lynch Street Brampton ON L6W 2Z8) Brampton from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Day 2: Thursday August 8, 2019 at Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management TRSM Commons, (55 Dundas Street West, Toronto ON M5G 2C3), Toronto from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Tickets to the event: Cassas 8th annual health equity summit tickets
Write On! with the Toronto Writers Collective

Are you working on a memoir, poem, or short story and looking to develop your craft? Join Write On! A free writing workshop open to all writers, meeting once a month on Saturdays at 4279 Lawrence Ave E (the Morningside Library).

You will have the opportunity to hone your writing skills in a supportive environment, under the mentorship of a published author, and your work may be featured in a published anthology.

Registration required. Please send your writing sample and application to:

Applications due August 16, 2019. Click here to download application form.

Click here for flyer

Community Arts Guild: Unfolding

Drop-in performance and visual arts workshops for all ages in the park, contributing to the creation and performance of the community-engaged theatre production,‘Unfolding’. Co-created by professional artists and East Scarborough residents, ‘Unfolding’ draws on local history research to build immersive, site specific performance. Activities in Fred Johnson park will include textile dyeing and printing, sculpting and making with natural materials, dance,puppetry and theatre-making activities. The project will culminate in performances and participatory art making at the Scarborough Village Community Garden’s harvest festival in September.

Where: Fred Johnson Park (3630 Kingston Rd, Scarborough)

When: Workshop September 16th 1:00 pm. Performance: September 21st 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

*There are also performances of Unfolding in August at the Cedar Ridge Creative Arts Centre, check out the flyer for more details about the August performances
The Youth Leadership Program (YLP)

The YLP is an educational and leadership initiative propelled by the UN Refugee Agency – Canada (UNHCR). The project is to be implemented in collaboration with CultureLink’s Community services Department.

Who: Young people ages 18-24
What: An educational opportunity to engage youth in advocacy and leadership work, raising awareness about refugee’ issues in the broader community.
When: On-going.

Please see attached flyer and website for more information
Scarborough Steeplechase – Scavenger Hunt

We will co-host a fun and interactive scavenger hunt, like Amazing Race on television, to connect with people in Scarborough. Friends and neighbours are invited to participate. Contestants will travel to 10 churches, navigating their way through an undisclosed course with only the clues they win at each church to guide them. Anyone, including minors accompanied by a guardian, is invited to register by Sept. 1 with a $25 donation to the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund. For more details, see Holy Trinity, Guildwood’s website.

When: Saturday September 21, 2019

More info and registration at

Register by: September 1, 2019
Back-to-School Backpack Drive: Get involved

When: Wednesday August 21, 10 AM to 5 PM
Where: Sports Pad at The Storefront, 4040 Lawrence Ave. E.

At this event, kids and youth in the KGO community (from Kindergarten to Grade 12) will receive free school supplies.

Looking for donations: If you or your group or organization would like to contribute/donate to the backpack drive, please collect any of the following school supplies (in new condition, please!), and deliver them to East Scarborough Storefront at 4040 Lawrence Avenue East before or by noon on Friday, August 9, 2019:
#2 pencils
blue and black pens
Colored markers
lined paper
pencil cases
calculators, simple and scientific
math kits
gift cards to stores like Staples or Walmart
construction papers
dry erase markrs
dry eraser
pencil sharpener
colored pencil
composition books
or any other new school supplies you can think of
You can also contact Desrene Cole to make arrangements for items to be picked up: 647-453-0376 (cell) | 416-208-9889 x 35 (work)|
Wee Bake: Looking for volunteer hours? Want to learn how to bake?

Looking for volunteer hours? Want to learn how to bake? Join our free baking program. Participants will receive a baking kit! For ages 12-16.

Monday: 12PM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 12PM – 3:00 PM
Wednesday: 12PM – 3:00 PM

Start Date: July 2nd
End Date: August 28th

Where: East Scarborough Storefront, 4040 Lawrence Ave East

To register call: LOLITA 647-678-9914

East Metro Youth Services – Newcomer Youth Program August Calendar

The Newcomer Youth Program at East Metro Youth Services is excited to share its August 2019 calendar! We have lots of amazing programs for this month! Highlights include Canada’s Wonderland, CNE and Toronto Island! All activities are FREE for newcomer youth ages 12-21, who have permanent resident or conventional refugee status. Drop by and REGISTER NOW!
Note: Click on the images to enlarge them
Job and Training Opportunities
Run2Work – Youth Hiring Event

Run 2 Work is an event designed to engage young people with employers via physical activity, to support youth secure gainful employment. Open to job seekers 16-24!

When: Tuesday August 13, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM – 3 PM
Where: Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre

Pre-registration is required. Click here to register / for more information.

TCHC Fall Internship Program

We are excited to announce the return of the TCHC Fall Internship Program. This year we will have 15 placements that will run from October through December for our Youth & Second Careers Internship Streams.

Postings are available in 7 divisions, deadline to apply to the Fall cohort is Tuesday, August 13, 2019.

Click Here for Youth Internship Flyer & Click Here for Second Career Internship Flyer

Apply for the Internship Program
This is a 12-week program that gives you first-hand experience working in a professional environment. You will develop new skills and interests, build connections and unlock hidden potential. Staff will provide career mentoring and meaningful experiences for your talent and growth.

You can apply for the Internship stream if you meet the following criteria:
18 years and older
Currently registered in a vocational training, college or university program, or a recent graduate
Live in a Toronto Community Housing building or community
Eligible to work in Canada
Able to commit to the duration of the internship
Have a passion to learn more about the social housing sector

What types of opportunities are available?
Toronto Community Housing offers a range of opportunities including:
Community Safety Unit
Public Affairs
Asset Management
Human Resources
Tenant and Community Services and more
Multi-employer Job Fair

Connect with multiple employers looking to fill over 100 positions. Bring resume and ID, and dress for success!

When: Wednesday August 14, 10 AM – 2:30 PM

Where: Chinese Cultural Centre, 5183 Sheppard Ave E., Scarborough

To register call 416-439-8448 or email

Free 2 Year Tuition at George Brown – Culinary Skills Augmented Education

Thank you for your interest in the
Culinary Skills (Preparatory Training) Program!

We are excited to be offering this unique program, which has
been created through a partnership between George Brown
College and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).
Our training program is offered free of charge to students. All
tuition, supplies, uniforms and equipment are provided.

Deadline to apply: October 14, 2019

Download the application package here

*To be considered for this program, all applicants are required to
attend a program information session. To register for an info session, please visit:

The Jamaican Canadian Association Scholarships

The Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) is a non-profit organization committed to identifying and responding to the needs of the Caribbean / African community. This includes community outreach as well as responding to the educational needs of this community through the establishment of a Scholarship Program.

The purpose of the JCA Scholarship Program is therefore to provide financial assistance to eligible students from the Caribbean and African communities, who are pursuing post-secondary studies in Ontario universities or colleges. The minimum award value of each available scholarship is $1000 CAD.

Please visit the JCA website for more information:

Completed applications must be submitted to the Jamaican Canadian Association Scholarship Committee by 11:59pm on August 10, 2019.

Hiring Events at the Centre for Education & Training

Where: All hiring events take place at 595 Parliament Street, Main Floor Toronto, ON M4X 1P9
R.S.V.P.: 416-964-9797

Who: Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services
What: Correctional Officer, Probation and Parole Officer, Social Worker, Nursing
When: August 28, 2019 at 2pm
See attached flyer for more information

Who: Canada Goose
What: Sewing employment opportunities (no sewing experience required)
When: Thursday, August 8th 1-4pm
See attached flyer for more information

Who: S & P Data
What: Customer Retention Specialist
When: Thursday, August 22nd at 10:30am-12:30pm
See attached flyer for more information
CNE Summer Jobs

CNE hiring has begun! The Canadian Exhbition is on this year from August 16 – September 2 2019.

Arts & Heritage
Guest Services Sports & Attractions
Exhibit Services
Gates & Operations Finance
Guest Experience
To apply please click here!

Community Updates
August: Emancipation Month

This year, the City of Toronto will be recognizing the entire month of August as Emancipation Month! As such, Emancipation Day’s commemorative festivities will stretch well beyond August 1st!

In addition to proclaiming August 2019 Emancipation Month, the Confronting Anti-Black Racism Unit has also planned a strong line of learning and development opportunities for City staff and the public at large that will be taking place throughout the month of August.

The Confronting Anti-Black Racism Unit is most ecstatic about our Emancipation Month Lecture Series. This series features Toronto’s leading thinkers and scholars who will share their thoughts and lead conversations on what the Emancipation of Black people means today for all Torontonians as well as Canada’s diverse populations.

Here is the list of all the activities, including the lunch & learn lecture series: Emancipation Month – flyer

Emancipation Month Lecture Series

Animating Your Park: Malvern

Are you a spoken word artist, dancer, visual artist, performer, musician, storyteller? Are you a community member who wants to see more arts programming in your local parks and public spaces? Are you a service provider or residents association seeking to integrate outdoor, arts-based approaches to your work?

Join Toronto Arts Council, Toronto Arts Foundation and Park People for a funding workshop and community social. Find out about funding opportunities available for local arts programming in your community, connect with local artists, community organizers, and funders, and learn how to plan and host arts events in your favourite parks and public spaces.

When: Thursday, August 8, 5:30-8pm (dinner at 5:30, workshop starts at 6pm)
Where: Toronto Public Library, Malvern Branch, 30 Sewells Rd, Scarborough, ON M1B 3G5
Who: Anyone interested in learning about arts programming in parks and public spaces is welcome. All ages. Artists and non-artists. Community organizations, agencies, service providers, etc. Everyone is welcome!

How: FREE (please RSVP via this Eventbrite link so that we can plan for enough food and seating):

Accessibility: Kids welcome (we will set up a kids corner with coloring pages and Jenga). Keele Community Hub is a physically accessible, barrier-free space with a ramp at the front entrance, a ramp to the second level where the Community Room is located. Washrooms with accessible stalls are on the same floor as the workshop. Food will be Halal with vegan and gluten-free options. Please let us know if there are any allergies, food needs or accessibility needs we can accommodate. If you require ASL, please let us know at least two weeks before the event so we can find an interpreter for you.

Questions? Contact: Erika Hennebury, Strategic Programs Manager, Toronto Arts Council

Facebook Event:
Public Meeting: City of Toronto TransformTO Climate Action Strategy

In 2017, Toronto City Council unanimously voted to pass TransformTO, the City’s climate action strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent of 1990 levels by 2050. To reach this target, Toronto needs to make transformative changes to the ways we travel, build, use energy, and manage waste— and the City needs your input on the next set of short-term climate actions from 2021-2023 that will support those transformations.

The TransformTO Implementation Plan will be presented to City Council in early 2020. The actions in the Implementation Plan aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and integrate climate resilience, while maximizing benefits to the community.

Join us on August 8 to give input on what climate action priorities should be included in the TransformTO Implementation Plan to 2023 to support the City in reaching its 2050 target.

When: Thursday August 8, 2019, 6:30 – 8:45 PM
Where: Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive, Scarborough, ON

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