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Back to School: Safe and Healthy Return
– With Norm Di Pasquale
Norm Di Pasquale, the trustee for the Toronto Catholic District School Board for Toronto Centre. Norm is Vice Chair of Corporate Services, Trustee of the Expenditure Committee on the TCDSB Board, and also serves on the Social Justice Committee, the Governance and Policy Committee, the Catholic Parent Involvement Committee, the African Canadian Committee, and the Portuguese Committee. In this conversation, Norm spoke to us about the TCDSB’s plans for a safe return to school this September, sharing information about some late-breaking developments of interest to parents and kids in the Catholic School System in Toronto. Read More
Back to School: Parents’ Perspective
COVID-19 has greatly impacted everyone’s lives and will continue to affect everyone, especially the most vulnerable, such as children. Parents now have to decide whether they will send their children back to school for in-class learning or continue with remote learning. Five parents living in St. James Town shared their thoughts with us this month about COVID-19’s impact on their children’s education and general concerns related to new protocols. Read more...
In Conversation with Rita Tsiotsikas
Principal- Winchester Junior and Senior Public School
In this conversation with Rita Tsiotsikas, Principal, Winchester Junior and Senior Public School, talks about reopening plans of her school, the challenges and concerns it faces and how they are preparing to deal with those. Read More
Children’s Mental Health and Going Back to School: With Tamara Este
Tamara Este, Program Supervisor, Prevention and Early Intervention Services, SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health talks to us about children's mental health, back to school challenges and tips for parents to support and care for their children. Read more...
Pointers for Parents
With the start of the new school year, many parents have expressed concerns for the safety of their children and have questioned the plans being made for students’ return to school this fall. If you have any concerns, here are a few things that you can do to advocate on behalf of your child. Read more...
Healthy Eating Tips for Kids and Parents
With a new school year fast approaching, Christina (a dietitian from Sherbourne Health and The Corner) would like to share some healthy eating tips that we can try all year round. This short video has some pointers on making quick, budget-friendly, and healthy breakfast and lunch!
Programs and Services
Reaching Out Through Music is now accepting applications for kids to join their choir program. Click here to know more about this free program.
Walk Through The Corner @240
At The Corner @ 240, we collaborate and innovate to find solution to serve our community. Check out how we do things here through this virtual tour!
Click here for Covid-19 related Resources & Services
In The News
This Toronto teen lost his mom to COVID-19. Now he’s starting the school year without his fiercest ally
On March 13, the COVID-19 pandemic infiltrated that most impenetrable of borders: the inner world of a 17-year-old boy. As with most kids, Leymo Mohammed’s Instagram account is a portal into his teenaged universe. Selfies of haircuts and flexed biceps. Read more...
An Entire Toronto Neighbourhood Erupted In Cheers After The Raptors Win Last Night
It looks like all of the 6ix was celebrating the Raptors last night. An entire neighbourhood erupted in celebration after the Toronto Raptors win and fans could be heard cheering from their balconies. It looks like everyone in St. Jamestown was watching last night because the neighbourhood's reaction was booming. Read More...
In the last issue we had wrongly titled an article on summer safety. Our apologies for the mistake. Please click here to read the article.
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