Beyond Racism & Privilege Work: March Gathering

During this month's Beyond Racism & Privilege Work live event, our special guest Melissa Allder, talked about her experience navigating the healthcare system as a Black woman with breast cancer. She also invites educators, leaders, parents and allies to discover how they can overcome systemic barriers in teaching and learning environments.

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Beyond Racism & Privilege Work: February Gathering

During February's Beyond Racism & Privilege Work live event, our special guest Christina Lord, shared the ways in which being identified as Black has shown up in her life, how she has navigated her transition from the Caribbean to Canada, and an important message for those wanting to be allies.

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Business Grants and Video Supports for COVID-19

Finding yourself and your business in a tight spot? Maybe you qualify for some funding!

If you have questions please contact the organization, the department responsible for the funding or your bank directly.

Canada United Small Business Fund

The Canada United Small Business Relief Fund provides relief grants of up to $5,000 to small businesses. The grant can be used for specific efforts: purchasing PPE, renovating physical spaces, or developing your website or e-commerce capabilities.

Direct link to application: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html#businesses

 

Co-Lending Support Program for Small and Medium Size Enterprises

Through the Business Credit Availability Program, Business Development Canada (BDC) is working with financial institutions to co-lend term loans of up to $6.25 million to SMEs for their operational cash flow requirements.

The program offers differing maximum finance amounts based on business revenues.

This program is now...

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Celebrating Black History Month in 2021

Every February Canadians are encouraged to celebrate and participate in activities surrounding Black History Month. It is a time to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the experiences, diversity and accomplishments of Black Canadians.

Although the pandemic has created many challenges, it has made it easier for us to engage in many of the Black History Month events we might otherwise not have been able to attend had they been in person. Now from the comfort of your home you can join these events virtually, most free of charge, from cities near and far.  

We encourage our community to embrace this month of national recognition and participate in the diversity of events available, remembering the lives and history of Black Canadians should be acknowledged and celebrated all year long.

 

Events Run by Local Organizations and Groups:

 

Online Children’s Festival

Monday February 1, 2021 @6:30-7:00pm

This event is taking place every Monday in February....

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Mind Body Spirit Empowerment

Uncategorized Jan 21, 2021

Dealing with today’s challenging environment can be a struggle, teaching the children online schooling, long lines at the grocery store and wondering when or if we will ever get back to normal. Strengthening the connection between mind, body and spirit takes effort. Understanding that what happens to the body has an effect on our emotions and thoughts will ultimately lead to a less connected spirit.

A Nourished Body 

A healthy body is free of illness and pain. A healthy body is possible through a healthy diet and exercise. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle through regular exercise, regular check ups at the doctors and self care. Here are a few tips to help maintain a healthy lifestyle.

  • Do not put anything in your body that is toxic
  • Choose whole, unprocessed foods that resemble nature
  • Slow down, avoid the stress
  • Good quality sleep
  • Move around, exercise

A Nourished Mind

A healthy mind is stress free and active. Fill your mind with love and gratitude and see the beauty and...

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What Does It Mean To Pollinate The World Around You?

community Nov 16, 2020

We get a lot of inspiration and direction from the bees. They are resilient, clever, resourceful and they act in a way that serves the world around them; although they haven't the slightest clue that they do. 

When worker bees leave the hive they are on a mission to collect pollen for the survival of their community, and thoughtfully, for those that are born beyond their own little life.

They find flowers that host a collection of bright yellow dust that sticks to their legs as they dance amongst them and then they return home to drop off their findings and then return to the field once again to collect more. 

What bees don't know, but we humans do, is that this thoughtful behaviour of collecting pollen for one's community does more than just ensure the survival of the hive, it ensures the survival of us.  

Apples, beans, blueberries, sweet potatoes, pears, peaches, onions, and so many more foods, are reliant on this very important interaction...

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