Community Matters Toronto – Helping Newcomers for over 15 years

Community Matters Toronto housed in St James Town and has been in the community helping people in a variety of different programs that helps new comers settle in for over 15 years.  CMT have been a group of neighbours within St James Town who are working to contribute to a strong neighbourhood culture.  By building relationship networks, it assists in the development in making links to people who have a common interest and allows for the exchange of knowledge and skills.

 
Community Matters Toronto assists families and individuals who deal with challenging issues like housing, finances, and social issues like settling into a new life in a new country.  They also offer a job club were people can learn how to look for work and redeveloping their resumes and how to get Canadian work experience. CMT can assist with citizenship application and learning English through their English Café, plus many more programs that focus on health living.

 
They have recently completed a manual called: ‘’Our Story’’, which summarizes their learning and experiences to date.  This can be found at:http://www.communitymatterstoronto.org/Our%20Story.pdf

 
Keeping with promoting good neighbours, CMT is hosting another Arts Banner Competition.  The last one was held in 2014 which has over 20 different artists, representing different aspects of the community.  There are a couple of banners from students at Rose Ave School, some youth have submitted their work along with adults from different cultural backgrounds. It is time to change the banners with new and exciting art that will fly from poles within the community of St James Town. The dimensions that artist should use when sending in their art pieces should 8’’ wide by 16’’ high.  The art should be submitted as a jpeg and can be emailed to nicole@communitymatterstoronto.org.  If you live in the St James Town area or have lived in the neighbourhood we encourage you to send in your art work.  This banner competition is open to all ages and abilities. The closing date for submissions is May 10th.

 
The winners of this exciting initiative is announced on June 10th, and the banners will be launched on June 27th at our Cultural Collage Festival – it is a festival of different cultures within St James Town.  The festival will have music, food venders from a variety of different cultures along with information tables and lots of activities for the kids.

 

Contributed by Nicole Tanguay
Events Coordinator, Community Matters Toronto

TwitterGoogle+FacebookLinkedInDiggStumbleUponBlogger PostDeliciousShare

Other News

Pumpkin-Parade-image-Oct-18-IMG_6194---potential-banner

PUMPKIN PARADE

Contributed by Carolyn Jarman. Show up, show off and shine on one more night. The 6th annual Cabbagetown Pumpkin Parade is held every November 1st from 5-9pm in Riverdale Park West.  This fun filled … [Read More...]

Alumnae theartre photo of cast Oct 18

FireWorks Festival

The Alumnae Theatre offers three fresh plays, innovatively staged for its FireWorks Festival, running from 7-25 November.   These three plays, The Pigeon by Chloë Whitehorn, Moving On by … [Read More...]

Self Esteem vs Self Compassion…

Contributed by Katie Mead. I work with a lot of young adults. And a common theme is emerging: self-esteem. Considered developmental nirvana, we all know we need it. But what exactly is … [Read More...]

ROAD SAFETY TIPS IN SCHOOL ZONES

Contributed by Tony Lafazanis – Personal Injury and Disability Insurance Lawyer. During the school year, it’s important to be extra cautious when driving in school zones. The following are some road … [Read More...]

Spruce--New-Roots-Dinner-Series-image

New Roots Dinner Series

Oh what a night! Contributed by Kim Alke – owner of Spruce Cabbagetown. The First Annual New Roots Dinner Series, created by Daniel et Daniel as a fundraiser for Green Thumbs Growing Kids, was held … [Read More...]

trick-or-treat-image---Jen-Shearer-article-Oct-18-IMG_7070-(002)

Teaching our kids about balance…

Contributed by Jennifer Shearer. Fall is such a wonderful time a year. Food begins to shift from light and leafy to warm and hearty. October shows up, kids get excited for Halloween and parents begin … [Read More...]

lucy-trois-sign

Why I am voting for Lucy Troisi

Contributed by Carmine, Cabbagetown South Resident. In 10 short months we’ve seen Lucy fight for our neighbourhood safety and well being more so than any other candidate, incumbent, or past … [Read More...]

Katie-Mead-

What is Gestalt Psychotherapy?

Contributed by Katie Mead. I fancy myself a pretty good writer. But when I sat down to write the copy for my website, I was flummoxed. Damn, it was hard! Where to start? Who am I? What do I stand for? … [Read More...]

Reap What You Sow with Green

Contributed by Kevin from Kendall & Co. Tuesday October 2nd, Cabbagetown’s creative businesses play host to a fundraiser benefitting Green Thumbs Growing Kids.   Green Thumbs Growing … [Read More...]