Ajax Active Marketplace creates drop-off for Pakistan donations

Ajax Active Marketplace creates drop-off for Pakistan donations

  Active Marketplace has made a commitment to support the victims of Pakistan floods. The marketplace will serve as a drop-off point for clothing medical supplies even cash; all are needed in Pakistan after the devastating floods a few weeks ago. According to Zahid Malik, “about 33 million families have been left homeless and displaced by the flooding. […]

Celebrating Pakistan’s Independence at Ajax Marketplace

Celebrating Pakistan’s Independence at Ajax Marketplace

By Anthony Joseph The Pakistani community made a detour to the East End of the GTA and celebrated their 75th Independence anniversary at Ajax Marketplace on Notion Road in Ajax. The 18,000 in attendance is a measure of how special this occasion was for our Pakistani Canadian community.  The event, hosted by Marketplace owner Zahid […]

“Spirit of the Mas”  coming to Durham Region

“Spirit of the Mas”  coming to Durham Region

  12 Days of Caribbean-Inspired Fun Unveiled East of Toronto Carnival City, presented by House of Culture, will be welcoming visitors to Durham Region at Ajax Downs, 320 Audley Road (across from Casino Ajax) from Wednesday July 27th to Sunday August 7th, 2022.  Look no further than Ajax for a spectacular merger of culture and […]

MPP Barnes hit the ground running on her 1st day on the job

MPP Barnes hit the ground running on her 1st day on the job

  Having been sworn in on Friday, June 24 as the official MPP for Ajax Ms Patrice bands signed her first certificate and presented it to the Durham Community Action Group food pantry on Saturday 25 June 2022. Barnes also made stops at the Ajax Legion Hall and opened the new restaurant called Courtney’s on […]

New Durham child welfare model to address overrepresentation of Black children in care

New Durham child welfare model to address overrepresentation of Black children in care

As part of its ongoing commitment to challenge and dismantle systemic inequities and disproportionalities within the child welfare system, Durham Children’s Aid Society (DCAS) is pleased to announce Kasserian Ingera – The Durham Model. A first of its kind in child welfare, this three-year, community based initiative is designed to address the overrepresentation of Black […]

Rosemary Sadlier receives the “Madiba Lifetime Achievement Award’’

Rosemary Sadlier receives the “Madiba Lifetime Achievement Award’’

By Lincoln DePradine Rosemary Sadlier – educator, author, public speaker, social justice advocate, and one of the driving forces in getting formal recognition of Black History Month in February and Emancipation Day in Canada in August – is the first recipient of a new award established by residents of Durham Region. The “Madiba Lifetime Achievement […]

Ajax Trustee Patrice Barnes runs for to replace Rod Phillips provincially

Barnes has been on the Durham District School Board for almost 10 years. School board trustee Patrice Barnes has been nominated as the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario candidate in Ajax for the 2022 provincial election. For nearly a decade Barnes has represented Wards 1 and 2 in Ajax as a Durham District School Board […]

Active Marketplace launches Black History Month celebrations

Active Marketplace launches Black History Month celebrations

The Active Marketplace and Flea Market opened Black History Month celebrations last Saturday in Ajax.   The month-long celebration, organized by the Black Entrepreneurs Co-operative with support from all the vendors in the market, features the International African Inventors Museum on Saturday 12th; a program on the State of Black Mental Health in Canada on […]

Durham ACES Association’s poverty reduction and community action project

The organization offers tutoring for Math, English, French and Coding; it also offers sports camps during school breaks and some cultural activities such as steelpan and costume design/building. It also conducts workshops about issues that affect our youth such as mental health, financial literacy, job preparedness and civic engagement.

Durham ACES Association’s poverty reduction and community action project

Collaborative effort with Poverty Reduction, Community Action Durham ACES is a group of BIPOC youth with lived experience of gun violence. The organization was started in honour of our fallen soldier, ‘ACE’.  The collective was very active in sports, music and community engagement and “wanted to keep his [ACE’s] light shining by giving back to […]