2013 City of Toronto Budget Community Consultation

Come and find out what is in this year’s proposed City Budget.

Saturday, December 8, 2012
2:30PM-5:00PM @ Scarborough Civic Centre (150 Borough Drive)

Let’s invest in a city that works – for all of us.

  • Recreation and community centres for the whole family
  • Affordable, safe and healthy housing
  • Community programs that support our youth and seniors
  • Faster transit to get us home from work and school

*All Scarborough Councillors have been invited to listen to what is important to residents in Scarborough

For flyer, please download here.

ETT is holding “Partners in Education”

Please join Elementary Teachers of Toronto for a conversation about our public education system and how we can make it stronger together. This will be an opportunity for educators, community workers, and parents to talk about issues that we currently face in education, including the effects of Bill 115.

12:30 – 4:00 p.m. Bendale Library 1515 Danforth Road Toronto, Ontario

Come out and join the conversation!
This forum is open to parents, education workers, community workers, and anyone interested in public education at the elementary level.

Light refreshments will be available.

To see full flyer, please click here:  Partners in Education – Dec 8

Respect Scarborough Youth Forum a Huge Success!

An amazing group of diverse and inspiring youth came together at Respect Scarborough’s forum this Saturday to demand respect. Youth heard from panelists talk about issues such as affordable housing, transit, youth programming, education, and good jobs. Creative breakout sessions followed where youth created videos, banners, spoken word, and learned more about how to make deputations.  For pictures of the event, click here.

The following Scarborough youth who have made change in their community received awards for their leadership and initiative:

Rehana Robin
Award:  Making change in the community

Rehana is involved in a youth-led group called BITSY. She challenged the city to develop a former rifle range into a vibrant youth space

Ebone Davis
Award:  Making change in the community

Ebone Davis has played an important leadership role in Girl Talk group – inspiring other girls and providing support as a youth leader.

Tamu Stevens
Award:  Making change in the community

Tamu has been really involved in organizing outreach events in Malvern and working on after school programs to support her peers

Khushbu Nurogho
Award:  Making change in the community

Khushbu is a role model for young people in her community. Through her work in the Community Design Initiative project, she has changed the way people think about a priority neighbourhood.

Troy Russell
Award: Overcoming Challenges

Troy has overcome many challenges and is now a mentor to students in the Boys to Men program at L’Amoreaux Collegiate. Troy’s determination to succeed despite the challenges he faced has made him a strong youth leader.

Gobi Sooriyakumar
Award:  Workplace Activist

Gobi is a young student page at Malvern public library. He has been involved in his workplace and is actively involved in his union as a steward. Gobi has also been involved in the Toronto & York Region Labour Council’s Scarborough outreach efforts.

Eric Sin
Award:  Workplace Activist

Eric has been vocal at his workplace and was the youngest union representative representing the recreational workers. Eric is the co-chair of the young workers committee at CUPE Local 79.


Investing in Scarborough’s Youth – Sat. Nov. 24

Investing in Scarborough’s Youth

Join Respect Scarborough in this very important Youth Forum that will focus on systemic issues and social solutions in Scarborough, and the ways in which all levels of government can invest in our youth.

Youth, front line organizations and service providers are invited to connect with one another and participate in a community discussion.

Youth activists who are making a difference will also be recognized and celebrated at this event.  We have five different award categories:

  • Civic Engagement
  • Innovation
  • Overcoming Challenges
  • Making Change in the Community
  • Workplace Activist

To nominate yourself or someone else you know for one of these awards, click on Youth Award Nomination Form to download form.