Updates

“Drugs!! What’s Going On ...”

Friday February 27th, 9:30 am. 
410 Sherbourne Street, 3rd floor
(west side of Sherbourne between Wellesley & Carlton)

No fee, no registration required. Everyone is welcome.

For further information contact: torontoharmreduction@yahoo.ca  or (647) 222-4420.

Ethan Nadelmann is the Founder and Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, the leading organization in the United States promoting alternatives to the war on drugs, and a dynamic and passionate speaker. He is widely regarded as the most prominent proponent of drug policy reform. A graduate of Harvard and the London School of Economics, Ethan Nadelmann is described by Rolling Stone as “the point man” for drug policy reform efforts.

Community Meeting on the Kodak Lands Redevelopment

Community Meeting about the Kodak Lands Redevelopment on Monday March 9th from 7 – 9pm at the York Civic Centre at 2700 Eglinton Ave. West. This informational meeting is hosted by City Councillors Frank Di Giorgio and Frances Nunziata.

Community Use of Schools Permit Fee Survey 2009

The SPACE Coalition, in collaboration with the Community Social Planning Council of Toronto and other Social Planning Councils across the province, is conducting its third survey with community groups and other non-profit organizations to evaluate community use of public space. The results of this survey will help to strengthen their ongoing work for increased access and decreased barriers to community use of space with the provincial and municipal government and the Boards of Education.

Agents for Change Training Workshop

CASSA's Agents for Change Workshop is designed to assist members of the South Asian communities to:

  • understand the challenges faced by the communities and labour sectors in ensuring equitable access to good jobs in Toronto;
  • know more about equity in employment;
  • understand how communities can get both the government and media for them;
  • learn strategies that will help communities to advocate for positive change [especially on an issue such as employment through temp agencies - Temp Agency legislation (Bill 139)]

An Appropriate Balance

Deputations to Toronto City Council on the Proposed 2009 Operating Budget

Community Social Planning Council of Toronto

Madam Chair, Committee Members:

I appreciate the opportunity to speak to you today on behalf of the Community Social Planning Council of Toronto, a non-profit organization whose over 150 agency members reflect the diversity of Toronto’s vital community sector. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of all residents of Toronto, a mission which we pursue through research and community mobilization.

Good News for Temp Agency Workers

Support Fairness for Temp Agency Workers

1. Public Holiday Pay - It's the LAW

Temp agency workers now have the right to be paid for the 9 public holidays in Ontario as of January 2, 2009. Family Day was on February 16, 2009.

  • Make sure the agency you work for pays you for this holiday! Call Workers' Action Centre for more information. Report agencies that don't pay to our website.
  • Check out our poster and fact sheet on public holiday pay! Help us spread the word!

You, Me and We: Making a Difference with Compassionate Communication

You, Me and We: Making a Difference with Compassionate Communication 
An Introduction led by Henry Wai

Young or old, timid or bold – clarify needs and choices, resolve conflicts and solve problems with a simple, proven, hands-on, transformative process all ages can use. Please note that while this process works for any age, the format of this introduction suits people age 14 and older.

KCC Scholarship Program Event

KCC Scholarship Program is at it again. We have an exciting session coming up. We have a panel of professionals that will be giving presentations on their careers. This is a free event.

Ever wonder why people choose the careers they choose? Why sports or law or education or media or accounting? Well, you can find out at this session!

Research Forum: Emerging Issues in Gender and Poverty

CSPC-T Monthly Research and Policy Forum

Please join us for our February forum with:

  • Janet Mosher, Professor, York University
  • Ruth Koleszar-Green, Aboriginal Academic Support Advisor, Ryerson Aboriginal Student Services 

2009 City of Toronto Operating Budget - Highlights from the Community Meeting

Wednesday's meeting to review and mobilize around the 2009 City of Toronto operating budget, hosted by the Community Social Planning Council of Toronto, highlighted some of the key messages coming from the budget, and identified main themes that the community sector could employ in responding to the message.

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