Today, Daily Bread Food Bank in partnership with North York Harvest Food Bank, have released Who's Hungry 2021 - a report profiling hunger in the city of Toronto.
This year’s report reveals there were 1.45 million visits to food banks in the past year, the highest number ever recorded in the city’s history. The report also finds that for the first time, new clients outnumbered existing clients at Toronto food banks. With 1 in 3 food bank clients reporting having gone an entire day without eating, we need to advocate for systemic change.
Join us for a webinar discussion on Thursday, November 25 at 12:30pm EST, on how we can move from crisis to resilience as we discuss our calls to action. Please click here to register.
Our thanks to Peter Straszynski for this informative presentation regarding vaccination rights. Below are the links to his publications that were presented at the coffee time session.
Ontario Human Rights Commission on Vaccination Exemptions: "Personal Preferences" and "Singular Beliefs" Against Vaccination not Protected by Human Rights Legislation
Refusal to Vaccinate: Disentitlement to EI Benefits and “Just Cause”
Astley Gilbert is now producing the following physical distancing items: floor graphics, face-shields, an plastic barriers at discounted pricing. Contact your Astley Gilbert representative for more details or visit: https://astleygilbert.com/.
To serve their clients, ten Ontario locations are open. This follows the Ontario Government order which allows certain businesses to remain open, in order to support essential services, such as: health care, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, transit, regional municipalities, government agencies, financial institutions, automotive, property management and construction.
From all of us at the SDA, we appreciate the efforts of the Astley Gilbert team in making this equipment available to protect our essential service workers and our community.
Pritzker Prize 2020: Irish duo's win marks rare victory for women in the 'Nobel of architecture'. Read the full article here.
Donald Schmitt, principal with Diamond Schmitt Architects, recently received the Order of Canada. Read about his outstanding achievement in this article from Commercial Daily News.
The Call for Entries is open as of Thursday February 28, 2019. Program information is available at www.toronto.ca/tuda.
Designers, developers, project owners, community groups, design students and others are invited to enter eligible projects no later than 12:00p.m., noon on April 29, 2019. Submission categories include: elements, private buildings in context, public buildings in context, small open spaces, large places or neighbourhood designs, visions and master plans, and student projects.
The 2017 SDA Holiday party at the Art Gallery of Ontario was such a success we were pleased to return to the AGO for the 2018 Holiday party. Thank you to all that attended and donated raffle prizes. We have an exciting lineup of events planned for 2019 and several new board members which we will announce in January. All of us at SDA Canada wish you a very happy holiday and look forward to seeing you in 2019!
Torkin Manes recently published this article about the recent changes to Labour Reforms. Click on the image below to read the full article.