SOCIAL JUSTICE DAY
With our partners from United Way, Neighbourhood Network, the Town of EG and the very hard work of Program manager, Christine Stewart and her Youth Task Force we developed and facilitated an amazing day for over 250 grade 6,7,8 students from Mount Albert Public School in EG.
The half-day session began with a rallying session in the gym and a keynote speech from Jefferson Daye, a Liberian Refugee who shared his story and journey to come to Canada with a very engaged audience.
We then broke the groups out into workshops that covered both local agencies work as well as global ones.
Presenters included- Children of Hope Uganada, Loft Street Outreach and 360 kids, Milk Bags Unlimited, Global Medic, Community Veterinary Outreach, Smiley the Blind Therapy dog, New Leaf Living and Learning, Sutton Youth Shelter and the Sharon Temple Museum. These workshops gave the students an opportunity to learn about the challenges and struggles and the opportunities faced by many in our community.
The overall group then gathered again in the gym for a final wrap up, challenge to look outside themselves and see what they can do in their local and global community to “Change the World” .
The residents of New Leaf then led everyone in a drum circle and several songs they had prepared.
This was an amazing morning and will help these students to take up the challenge of seeing what actions they can take to make a difference in their community.
Live with Character - Change our World.
A few photos are included below and there is a full gallery on our Facebook page as well. Click this link
Network North Collaborative.
Network North brings together residents, businesses, organizations, and government to examine efficient way to work together and to plan for the future in East Gwillimbury.
We are members of the community, organization leaders, educators, and businesses who will:
• Promote community engagement for our municipality
• Identify community assets and gaps, and work together towards solutions
• Improve the quality of life and create a sense of community in our neighbourhoods
• Neighbourhood Network
• Character Community Foundation of York Region
• Town of East Gwillimbury
• United Way York Region
People of EG Exhibit
On November 3rd we unveiled the Portraits of EG exhibit at the Civic Centre.
Featured are fourteen local stories and photos taken by two EG photographers.
It's next stop will be at the Holland Landing Library beginning on Nov 17.
Please see a selection of photos from the opening reception below.