Annual Canada Day Picnic
Join us for a fun family-friendly afternoon at our Annual Canada Celebration. Enjoy live music, face painting, cultural dance troupes, great activities and delicious BBQ!
Sunday July 1, 2012
Wells Hill Park
470 St Clair Avenue West, Toronto, ON M5P1N4
Annual Traditional Pow Wow
Native Men’s Residence (NaMeRes) welcomes all to participate in the recognition of the Summer Solstice and National Aboriginal Day.
Saturday June 23, 2012
Grand entry at noon
Wells Hill Park
470 St Clair Avenue West, Toronto, ON M5P1N4
Citizenship & Immigration FAQ
Co-hosted by Skills for Change
Join us to learn about the new rules for completing citizenship and immigration applications for Permanent Residence (PR), Sponsorship, Temporary Resident Visas (TRV) and more. We will hear from a representative from CIC about the latest changes to these applications and then there will be an opportunity to ask your questions.
Cheryl May, Executive Director, Skills for Change
Representative from Citizenship and Immigration (CIC)
Representative from the Maytree Foundation
Sunday June 3, 2012
1:30-2:00pm Parliamentary Clinic
2:00-4:00pm Town Hall
Skills for Change
791 St Clair Avenue West, Toronto, ON M6C 1B7
St. Paul’s Summit on Care Giving and Home Care
Join the elected representatives for St. Paul’s as we talk earnestly about the issues affecting seniors and learn about policies for end-of-life and home-based care. We will then open up the floor for discussions about what concerns the seniors of St. Paul’s.
Stacy Landau, Executive Director, SPRINT (Seniors Peoples’ Resources in North Toronto)
Hon. Carolyn Bennett, M.P. for St. Paul’s
Dr. Eric Hoskins, M.P.P. for St. Paul’s
Joe Mihevc, City Councillor for St. Paul’s West, Ward 21
Josh Matlow, City Councillor for St. Paul’s East, Ward 22
Josh Colle, City Councillor for Eglinton-Lawrence, Ward 15
Jo-Ann Davies, TCDSB School Trustee
Tuesday May 22, 2012
5:30-6:00pm Parliamentary Clinic
York Fairbank Centre for Seniors
2213 Dufferin St, Toronto, ON M6E 3S2
Come out and meet with Carolyn to share and discuss the issues and ideas that are important to you. Neighbourhood checkups are a key element in our St. Paul’s ‘democracy between elections.
Saturday April 28, 2012
11:30-12:30pm – Deer Park, South Hill, Forest Hill, Cedarvale
Carolyn Bennett’s Constituency Office: 1650 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4T 2A2
12:30-1:30pm – Rejoignez-nous pour un bilan de santé du quartier en français!
Bureau de l’hon. Carolyn Bennett 1650 rue Yonge, Bureau 103, Toronto, ON M4T 2A2
2:00-3:00pm – North Toronto, Mt. Pleasant
Central Eglinton Community Centre: 160 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, ON M4P 3B5
3:30-4:30pm – Davisville
Isabel & Arthur Meighen Manor: 155 Millwood Road, Toronto, ON M4S 1Z6
Sunday April 29, 2012
11:00-noon – Wychwood, Humewood, Hillcrest, Davenport
St. Matthews Bracondale House: 707 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, ON M6C 4A1
1:00-2:00pm – Oakwood, Fairbanks
Pine Villa Retirement Residence: 1035 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, ON M6C 3J6
TOWN HALL ON CANADA POST
Learn about our national mail service, the new riding post office and have the opportunity to ask your questions about postal service issues.
SUNDAY, MARCH 18th, 20121:30 – 2:00 pm Parliamentary Clinic 2:00 – 4:00 pm Town Hall Maria A. Shchuka Library Meeting Room A 1745 Eglinton Avenue West
- Representatives from Canada Post
Background Information and Key Links from Canada Post:
- Postal Code Lookup: http://www.canadapost.ca/cpotools/apps/fpc/personal/findByCity?execution=e1s1
- Find a Post Office: http://www.canadapost.ca/cpotools/apps/fpo/personal/findPostOffice
- Change of Address: http://www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/personal/productsservices/receive/coapermanent.jsf
- Answers on an array of topics (Sending, Receiving, Tracking, Post Offices, etc): http://www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/personal/support/helpcentre/default.jsf
- Postal Transformation: http://www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/aboutus/corporate/postaltransformation/default.jsf
- Postal Transformation FAQs: http://www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/aboutus/corporate/postaltransformation/faq.jsf
- Contact Information: http://www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/aboutus/corporate/contactus.jsf
- Canadian Postal Service Charter http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/mediaroom/infosheets-canadapost-1770.htm
St. Patrick’s Day Gathering – Friday, March 16th
Join us as we celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in style! Soft drinks and tasty appetizers in theme with the holiday will be served. We will be collecting canned and non-perishable food items to donate to local food banks.
Friday March 16th, 2012
Scruffy Murphy’s Irish Pub
150 Eglinton Avenue East
ELECTORAL REFORM TOWN HALL (PART II)
Click here to read a summary of what was discussed at the Electoral Reform Town Hall.
Click here to view video excerpts from Stéphane Dion, Dave Meslin and Donna Dasko.
Join us for a candid discussion about electoral reform and urban activism. Stéphane Dion, MP of Saint-Laurent–Cartierville, Liberal critic for democratic reform will give a keynote speech. Dave Meslin, urban activist and civic engagement specialist, will also share his views on electoral reform and civic engagement. Equal Voice (EV) and Fair Vote Canada (FVC) representatives will also add their perspectives to this very important discussion.
Ask questions and share your thoughts on civic society and reforming the voting system. This is also a great opportunity to learn more about democratic and civic life in Canada.SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19th, 2012 1:30 – 2:00 pm Parliamentary Clinic 2:00 – 4:00 pm Town Hall Holy Rosary Parish Hall (next to the Church) 356 St. Clair Avenue West Background Information:
The Library of Parliament has prepared backgrounders on Electoral Reform Initiatives in Canadian Provinces, Youth Voter Turnout in Canada: 1. Trends and Issues, Youth Voter Turnout in Canada: 2. Reasons for the Decline and Efforts to Increase Participation and Youth Civic Engagement.
Dave Meslin’s blog Mez Dispenser.
Research and reports compiled by Equal Voice.
Prof. Andrew Heard’s website on Canadian Electoral Reform.
Discussion paper Electoral System Reform in Canada: Objectives, Advocacy and Implications for Governance published by the Canadian Policy Research Networks.
- Former Parliamentary Librarian’s publication Citizen Engagement and the Elected Representative.
- Resources compiled by Fair Vote Canada.
ANNUAL SKATING PARTY
Saturday, Feb. 11thUnfortunately, we have had to cancel our Annual Skating Party because there is no ice at the outdoor rink at Wychwood Barns. We’re threatening to play Kyoto Beach Ball instead!!! Please drop by after the Wychwood Barns Farmers’ Market for a cup of hot chocolate or coffee and a chat between 1 and 2 pm. ************************
TOWNHALL MEETING ON MENTAL HEALTHCLICK HERE to read a summary of what was discussed at the Mental Health Town Hall. DEBUNKING MENTAL HEALTH MYTHS. Learn about common misconceptions related to mental health issues and find out about community treatment options. We will also discuss the next steps in following up on the important Liberal motion passed in the House of Commons on October 4 calling on the government to develop a National Suicide Prevention Strategy. Sunday, January 22, 2011 1:30 – 2:00 pm Parliamentary Clinic 2:00 – 4:00 pm Town Hall Holy Rosary Church (gym) 354 St. Clair Avenue West Invited Guests:
- Dr. David Goldbloom, MD, FRCPC, Senior Medical Advisor, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health & Board Member, Mental Health Commission of Canada
- Anthony Levitt, PhD, MBBS, FRCPC, Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
- Na-Me-Res (Native Men’s Residence)
- Phil Upshall, National Executive Director, Mood Disorders Society of Canada
- Women’s College Hospital
- Yorktown Family Services
Background Information and Key Links:
- Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP)
- Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
- Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC)
- Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
- Canadian Medical Association (CMA)
- CASP’s ‘National Suicide Prevention Strategy‘
- MHCC’s ‘Toward Recovery and Well-Being: A Framework for a Mental Health Strategy for Canada’
- List of MHCC reports
- CAMH backgrounders on mental health issues
CBC PLANS FORWARDIf you’re a supporter of the CBC or would like to learn more about the future plans of Canada’s national broadcaster – JOIN US!
Sunday, December 11, 2011
3:00 – 5:00 PM
Metro Hall – 55 John Street, Room 308
Join CBC at CBC Plans Forward. This is your opportunity to be informed about CBC’s future plans and ask questions.
3:00-4:00pm – CBC presents its 2015 Strategic Plan
4:00-5:00pm – Question & Answer Period
For further more information, please contact 416-952-3990.
More information on what was discussed at the Townhall is available at: http://carolynbennett.liberal.ca/cbc/.
TOWN HALL ON ABORIGINAL ISSUES: THE CHALLENGES, THE WAY FORWARD
Learn more about the history of First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Canada, the significant challenges facing Aboriginal people in Canada today, and the way forward.
Special Guest: Cynthia C. Wesley-Esquimaux, Ph.D., Executive Director, Canadian Roots Exchange, Nexen Chair in Aboriginal Leadership, Chippewa of Georgina Island First Nation
Sunday, November 27, 2011
1:30 – 2:00 pm Parliamentary Clinic
2:00 – 4:00 pm Town HallSagatay, 26 Vaughan Road Library of Parliament – Primer on Aboriginal Issues Version française: Aide-memoire sur les questions autochtones