Newsletter - March 2021

Dear Neighbour,

One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, and I'm remembering the lives lost to this virus and the frontline workers who continue to care for all of us, which is why I'm renewing my call for paid sicks days in Ontario

Though it's been a long year, I'm finding comfort in knowing my grandparents will be getting vaccinated this week, and I'm looking forward to when the rest of our family will have our turn! 

There are a number of ways to receive a COVID-19 vaccine for those who are eligible in our community:

Take care and stay safe, 

Chiara Padovani
chiarapadovani.ca


COMMUNITY UPDATES

GreenForceTO Pilot Project in YSW

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The City is piloting the GreenForceTO project in Weston, Mount Dennis and Rockcliffe-Smythe. The pilot will help support Toronto’s green infrastructure which allows for a better, more diverse urban ecosystem and environment, reduce stormwater runoff and improve well-being for residents in addition to creating local green jobs in landscaping and property maintenance through partnerships with local social enterprises RAINscapeTO and BuildingUP. The project is currently seeking volunteers to sit on their Community Advisory Committee, you can apply here

YSW Tenant Summit

Many faces in squares next to each other while participating in a zoom meeting

The York South-Weston Tenant Union held the second annual YSW Tenant Summit over zoom last month, electing the new executive committee and adopting the constitution along with having fun playing tenant trivia and prize give-aways! If you missed it, don't worry! There are many ways you can get involved here.  

 


TAKE ACTION

Neighbourhood Flooding Coalition

Join your neighbours for the next meeting of the York South-Weston Coalition for Flooding Prevention on Thursday March 25 at 7pm. The meeting will provide important updates and plan priority actions for the neighbourhood. 

 

TO Refillery Mobile Project

cartoon bus with bottles and toronto sykline in the background

Kristine Lorzano of the T.O Refillery Mobile is looking for your feedback on developing a project that would bring refills of affordable kitchen staples and household products to our community with the aim of reducing waste. You can share your ideas and thoughts about the project here


PROGRAMS & RESOURCES

Income Tax Webinar

the following text on a blue background: Income Tax Webinar: Learn how to file your taxes online March 19 at 7pm over zoom

Wondering how to file your taxes online? Do you know what tax benefits you're entitled to? Join me and the York South-Weston Tenant Union on Friday March 19 at 7pm over zoom to learn just that with Downtown Legal Services and Chartered Accountant, Lucy Yao.

 


WHAT’S ON IN YSW THIS MONTH?

March 15: Community Meeting - Relocation of St. Fidelis Catholic Elementary School
March 16: Eglinton Crosstown Q & A
March 18: Picture Mount Dennis Round Table Discussion
March 19: Personal Income Tax Webinar
March 25: Neighbourhood Flooding Coalition Meeting

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