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Scadding Court Community Centre – Community Kitchen

Group Name: Scadding Court Community Centre – Community Kitchen

Description: Founded in March 1975, Scadding Court Community Centre is located at the corner of Dundas and Bathurst streets and adjacent to the Atkinson Cooperative Housing Complex (formerly Alexandra Park social housing). Our programs target under-serviced, culturally diverse groups such as low-income families, at-risk children and youth, newcomers, people living with disabilities, seniors and the un/underemployed. Between 500 and 600 people visit the Centre each day to participate in programs and services, or just to socialize.

One component of the Food for Thought initiative is a community kitchen style program that is open to community members to shop, cook and share food together in a comfortable and educational setting. Participants of the program learn recipes from all over the world, learn nutritional components of foods, and discover healthy and affordable shopping alternatives. Members will also take home some of the food produced in the class. The program also includes topics such as food handling, kitchen safety, and cooking techniques. The participants are also involved with the Urban Agriculture Program where organic produce is grown in the greenhouse and the community garden for use in the community kitchen.

Where: 707 Dundas Street West | Toronto, ON M5T 2W6

When: Mondays and Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Contact: 416-392-0335 | wquan@scaddingcourt.org | www.scaddingcourt.org

Northwood Neighbourhood Services – Women’s Program

Group Name: Northwood Neighbourhood Services – Women’s Program

Description: Northwood Neighbourhood Services is a versatile organization that has been serving multicultural communities in North Toronto since 1982. We provide programs and services within the community that will empower individuals, families and groups to achieve, maintain and enhance a state of physical, mental and social well-being.

Women’s Program
The Women’s Program provides a safe space for women to gather together and partake in a variety of activities aimed at fostering socialization and empowerment. They receive information on how to access information and services and learn about new ways of increasing self-confidence, building physical and mental strength, and reducing social isolation. The program revolves around the “Cook & Talk” model, which allows women to share cultural recipes and life experiences while socializing and forming friendships and supports.

Where: 1860 Wilson Avenue, Suite 400 | Toronto, ON M9M 3A7

When: Wednesdays 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Contact: 416-748-0788 | info@northw.ca | www.northw.ca

North York Community House – Community Kitchen Program

Group Name: North York Community House – Community Kitchen Program

Description: North York Community House (NYCH) is a dynamic neighbourhood centre offering innovative programs and services to newcomers & residents, helping build strong, healthy communities.

NYCH has offered a variety of community kitchen programs for many years – the popularity of these groups is based on a powerful combination of food and fun. Participants get to know others in their communities, while cooking and eating delicious, nutritious meals together. These groups also provide an opportunity to learn about other supports and resources in the community, and discuss issues of concern. NYCH also conducts training sessions so that newcomers can learn how to facilitate their own community kitchen groups.

Where: 700 Lawrence Ave. W., Suite 226 | Toronto, ON M6A 3B4

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-544-1992 | info@midyanta.com | www.midaynta.com

Unison Health and Community Services – Vietnamese Support Program

Group Name: Unison Health and Community Services – Vietnamese Support Program

Description: Unison Health and Community Services is a non-profit, community-based organization governed by a Board of Directors who are elected every year at our Annual General Meeting. At Unison we strive to:

  • Engage residents through high quality accessible health and community services.
  • Empower them to build on strength and inspire change.
  • Enhance the health of our communities.

Vietnamese Support Program
This group of adults and seniors from the Vietnamese community meets monthly to talk about issues related to health, education and community resources, and celebrate cultural festivals and cooking healthy food with a registered dietitian. *** Service area is for residents living between Bathurst to Humber river, south to Bloor only Runnymede and north to Eglinton Avenue West.

Where: 1651 Keele Street | Toronto, ON M6M 3W2

When: Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. from 2 p.m.

Contact: Kim Nguyen 416-653-5400 Ext. 1265 | unisonhcs.org

Frontlines – Youth Programming

Group Name: Frontlines – Youth Programming

Description: In September 1987, Frontlines opened its doors to the children and youth in Weston, offering them a safe place to “hang out” away from the streets. Since then, we have welcomed hundreds of “Westonians”, providing programs and services in our quest to help make Weston a better and safer place. Started as a drop-in centre that focused primarily on music, Frontlines has been a haven for many children and youth from the Weston community – many of whom had lost their way.

We serve children ages 8 to 13 and youth 14 to 21, providing programming that addresses the physical, emotional and intellectual needs of participants. Our programming focuses on fitness, nutrition/cooking, and the performing arts. We work from a relationship model, meaning that programs are used to teach skills and draw children and youth into relationships with our staff and other members of our community. Our staff focus on creating impactful connections with our participants; it is through these relationships and mentoring that we see the greatest transformation in the lives of our participants.

Where: 1844 Weston Road | Toronto, ON M9N 1V8

When: Please contact for more details.

Contact: 416-244-7017 | info@frontlines.to | www.frontlines.to

The Anne Johnston Health Station – Teens Cooking with Body and Mind (BAM)

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Group Name: The Anne Johnston Health Station – Teens Cooking with Body and Mind (BAM)

Description: The Anne Johnston Health Station (AJHS) is a not-for-profit community health centre providing a wide range of programs and services that promote the health and well-being of youth, seniors and people with physical disabilities. They are a fully accessible barrier free environment. All of our programs and services are confidential and free of charge and include primary health care, disease prevention, health promotion and community development. We believe that health is a resource for life and that many things – education, housing, gender, access to health services, our sense of being included or excluded from society, employment, etc. – impact on our health. Health isn’t just about not being sick, it is about being able to make choices and live into them. It’s about having a voice in our community. They are guided by our mission, vision and values. The Anne Johnston Health Station is governed by a Board of Directors elected from our membership.

Learn how to prepare quick and healthy meals with our registered dietitian while talking about issues that impact youth. Focus on healthy decision making and raising awareness about health related topics. Create displays, bulletin boards, brochures and other materials to educate youth about the impact of poverty on health, stress, relationships, body image, substance use, etc. This program includes Peer Leadership opportunities. Participate and earn up to 10 community involvement hours. *** Interested participants must register prior to attending – this is not a drop-in class. Youth who live, work or go to school in the area bound by Highway 401 to Bloor Street and Bathurst Avenue to Bayview Avenue are eligible to register.

Where: 2398 Yonge Street | Toronto, ON M4P 2H4

When: 7 weeks, beginning Wednesday March 25, 2015 – Wednesday May 6, 2015. Time: 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Contact: Beatrice Raposo 416-486-8666 Ext. 255 | beatricer@ajhs.ca | www.ajhs.ca

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