Thanks to Mitzie Hunter for introducing anti-gun violence bill

Thanks to Mitzie Hunter for introducing anti-gun violence bill

  By Louis March Founder of the Zero Gun Violence Movement. Thanks to Mitzie Hunter, MPP for Scarborough-Guildwood, for introducing Bill-60 in Parliament last week, titled The Safe and Healthy Communities Act to address the impacts of gun violence in communities across the province. Zero Gun Violence Movement has been advocating with key stakeholders and […]

More long-term care beds for Ajax

More long-term care beds for Ajax

The dignitaries came out in their numbers to 1465 Harwood Avenue North where the Schiegel Group located one of its the Schlegel Villages Ajax Campus of Care. Their new Village Campus Care facility will feature 192 new long term care beds. This the first phase of the village was announced by minister of Long-Term Care […]

St Vincent to pay for vaccines it donated to Trinidad

St Vincent to pay for vaccines it donated to Trinidad

COVAX Facility, the worldwide initiative aimed at equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, has ordered St Vincent and the Grenadines to pay US$70,000 for COVID-19 vaccines that it donated to Trinidad and Tobago in May. The government donated 5,000 doses of AstraZeneca to Port of Spain amidst a spike in cases there and as the vaccines […]

Multi-year strategy to address anti-Black racism and mental health

Multi-year strategy to address anti-Black racism and mental health

By Lincoln DePradine Preparatory work is being done ahead of the start of consultations that will lead to the development of a multi-year strategy to address anti-Black racism, which often has been cited in mental health service delivery to people of African descent. The first step in the process was the formation of an “Anti-Black […]

Afri-Can FoodBasket awakens Toronto to inequalities

Afri-Can FoodBasket awakens Toronto to inequalities

Anan Lololi pulls leafy bunches of kale from the cold November ground at the Ujamaa Farm in North York. “To make some kale juice,” the executive director of Afri-Can FoodBasket suggests, moving on to rows of vegetables used in the Caribbean dish callaloo. “We put this in the food basket because we want to make […]

$1M federal stimulus to help it sustain businesses in Little Jamaica

$1M federal stimulus to help it sustain businesses in Little Jamaica

Business owners are hoping that a $1 million federal grant aimed at revitalizing Little Jamaica will help to boost the profile of the historic community in Toronto. The owners said last Sunday that the money is coming at a good time because Black-owned businesses along Eglinton Avenue West, mostly located between Marlee Avenue and Oakwood […]