A Poor Way to Tackle Poverty

Jason moves quickly past two men who appear to be involved in a drug deal.  They don’t even acknowledge our presence.  Walking past drug users and dealers is a normal occurrence at this apartment building.  The quantity of dealers has increased and it now seems to be part of the life of the building. It angers Jason when he sees some of the younger kids involved with the trade.  Their future is now largely prescribed and it is not one that will likely end well.

The One Idea to Improve Health Care

This week I had the pleasure to be on a panel sponsored by the Etobicoke Rotary Club. We were asked the simple question, “What is the one thing you would do to improve health care.”

LAMP Community Health Centre: Health Promotion Video

Located in South Etobicoke, Toronto West, Ontario Canada, 
LAMP Community Health Centre is a multi-service, community based charitable organization that provides a wide range of programs and services to improve a person's health. 

Free Teen March Break Leadership Camp

Free March Break Leadership Camp for teens. Some volunteer hours will be credited through the programming.

Black History Event at LAMP

You are invited to our annual Black History event at LAMP celebrating our community, diversity and culural roots.

International Women's Day Fundraising Luncheon Invite

Please join us on Tuesday March 8, to celebrate International Women’s Day and support our S.E.Y.A.(South Etobicoke Youth Assembly) program. Your ticket includes lunch and silent auction at Mimico Cruising Club. Early Bird price is $30, and $40 at the door. Doors open at 12. Among our guest speakers is Amanda Parris who was born in London, England and was raised on the south side of Jane Street in Toronto! She is a writer, actor, educator and the host of the new CBC television show Exhibitionists. She also writes a weekly column for CBC Arts.

International Women's Day Fundraising Luncheon Invite

Founded in 2000, the South Etobicoke Youth Assembly (SEYA) is a youth led and run initiative focused on the support and empowerment of youth through the promotion of personal growth, advocacy, leadership development and civic engagement. Help us reach our goal of $10,000 so that we can continue to make a difference South Etobicoke by working alongside youth to discover their potential and realize possibilities for the future, through the cultivation of their interests and exposure to positive opportunities! You can help us invest in the leaders of tomorrow by donating and spreading the word!

The Quebec Experience with Health Care Restructuring

Last week we did an analysis of the government’s new health care reform package called Patients First. The reforms suggested are administrative and follow a similar process that was employed by the Government of Quebec.
In health care we often talk about “best practices” which essentially are actions that we know from experience or research to be the most beneficial intervention available. While best practices are often reserved for clinical interventions, they can also be applied to organizational development.

LAMP ASK! Community Information Centre FREE INCOME TAX CLINIC

Patients or Power First?

The provincial government has recently unveiled its plan to transform the health care system.  Patients First, it says will not only improve the patient experience but will transform health care into a more integrated system of care.