Diabetes Education - Insulin and Carbohydrate Counting

WTDEP is holding a 2-day Insulin and Carbohydrate counting education session on February 20th and 27th.

These sessions are great for people contemplating starting insulin and also for those who are already on insulin but need additional help and/or information.

Space is limited so please call Carol to register at 416-252-1928.

Time to Re-look City Budget Process

The biggest annual show in Toronto politics is now underway. It is called the city budget and more than anything it shows the current level of political polarity within our civic government.  It should be an opportunity  for civic engagement and for  public discussion on the future of our city.  In reality the debate has become increasingly pedestrian as the administration seems determined to reduce the scope of government even if it means cutting resources to individuals and  communities that need it the most

Time for a Reformation

After my last blog, I received an email from a reader suggesting I was far too supportive of unions as a means of enhancing equality.  She referred to a recent incident with the drain in her house  that due in large part of the lack of consideration by the workers, resulted in her basement being flooded with sewage.

In response I suggested that there were many other factors at work far more significant than the fact that those working on her drain were union members.  I promised her a fuller explanation and here it is

Ward 6 & the 2013 City Budget

Join us for a Budget Information Meeting on Wednesday, January 9th at the Assembly Hall, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Shelley Carroll, former City Budget Chief, will be in attendance.

View the flyer below (attached) for more details.

Unions Make us a More Equal Society

Last month it was announced that the Christie`s plant on the lakeshore would soon be closing its doors and with it the loss of about 550 industrial jobs. The announcement was accompanied by the usual political comments expressing concerns for both the workers as well as the importance of maintaining industrial jobs in the city.

Resiliency Skills Training for Dads - Begins January 14

Bounce back and thrive!

This is a resiliency skills training program for dads to develop tools to build resilient kids. It is focused on kids up to 12 years old.

View the attached flyer below for details on how to get involved.

The Trouble with Tax cuts

“Taxes are the price we pay to live in a civilized society”
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Kids in the Kitchen - Free cooking program for kids ages 6 to 8

Kids in the Kitchen is a free cooking program for children ages 6-8, which will run Wednesdays from January 16 through February 6, 5:30-7:30pm, at 2970 Lake Shore Blvd West (Among Friends site).

View the flyer below to learn how to register. Space is limited, so sign up now!

One Impact of the Austerity Agenda

Last week about fifty people came to LAMP to hear about planned cuts to the so called “Start Up fund.”  Most were on some form of social assistance whether it is ODSP or Ontario Works.  All of course are concerned about the impact this cut will have on them both now and in the future.

Stop the Cut - CSUMB Walk-In Clinic on Dec. 6th and 13th

We will be assisting people to apply for Community Start-Up and Maintenance Benefit (CSUMB) before it's scheduled to end. Come to our walk-in clinic on the following dates:

December 6th - 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
December 13th - 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

For more details, read the poster below or contact Sandra at 416-252-9701 extension 239.