“COVID-19: A Positive Return”

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Contributed by Momentum Montessori. As many of us continue to work from home, there is a percentage of the population who have physically returned to work. Despite many uncertainties of how businesses will operate with such strict and in-depth operating criteria, we have managed to alleviate that fear and instead use it to deliver teachable […]

Yael Gottesman

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“ I knew I wanted to be a writer since I was a little girl. Diaries and journals, and stories accumulated in my room for years. Among them, a lengthy letter to the editor of the “Chicken soup for the teenage soul” series.   My plea to have my stories in the books remained unsent. […]

Maples on Sumach?

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Contributed by Randy Brown. There is an exceptional feature in Cabbagetown which mostly goes unnoticed– the chestnut trees on Sumach. This line of chestnut trees runs beside the Necropolis north from Winchester to Amelia and around the corner. Some of the trees are quite old, others planted to replace those which have died. Forestry has […]

METAPHORICALLY TRANSFORMED

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Contributed by Erdine (Dee) Hope, Toronto Writers Collective – My name is Dee Hope. That is what I am called here in the downtown core, where I grew up and worked for the past fifty years but is now a gentrified community. Currently I am a caseworker for a mental health and addiction support agency, […]

COVID-19: Elder Care Concerns During The Pandemic

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Contributed by Tony Lafazanis – Personal Injury Lawyer. As we progress through the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the key messages has been that the elderly and those with underlying health conditions are at the most risk. Our seniors in Ontario nursing homes and extended care facilities have been ravaged by this virus.  With a primary […]

The heroic work of personal support workers

Contributed By Kathy Flaxman. Jaime Robles has been tested twice for COVID-19: results negative.   He is a true hero, working in the ICU of a major Toronto Hospital where his day includes helping nurses change patients’ positions, changing diapers and cleaning dirty bums every time a patient has a BM, moving patients in and […]

FRONTLINES™TO (feedthefrontlinesto.org)

Early in 2020, Adair Roberts, who works in the mental health and addictions sector, started the FEED the FRONTLINES™ TO charity with the support of caring volunteers to help provide meals to frontline works and helping keep restaurants open and staffs employed.   Since the onslaught of the Covid-19, FEED the FRONTLINES™TO (feedthefronlinesto.org), a grassroots […]

Cabbagetown South Doing Great things

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Contributed by Jennifer Day –We’re all in this together, and as your local residents association we’re committed to doing what we can to support our most vulnerable residents and frontline workers.   Today we’re pleased to share another community-based initiative to help you give back! Local resident Townes, who’s 13-years-old, decided she wanted to do […]

Disability Claims Related To The Pandemic

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Contributed by Tony Lafazanis – Personal Injury Lawyer — Ontarians and indeed all Canadians are learning to live life impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. New workplace procedures and the challenges of working from home are two major changes, and many people have been temporarily laid-off or lost their jobs entirely. A claim for Disability insurance […]

Long Term Disability (LTD) Benefit Insurance Claim Denied?

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Contributed by Tony Lafazanis. Disability insurance is meant to provide peace of mind. Any disability – physical and/or psychological – that restricts you from performing the essential tasks of your employment may entitle you to disability benefits. There may be disagreement with the insurance company on your ability to return to work or the extent […]