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Black community

The importance of Black Community Wellness Hubs

Black Wellness Hubs are temporary pop-ups located in neighbourhoods with high Black populations. Organized by various service providers that serve the Black community, the goal of these hubs is to promote health and wellness to Black community members through an inclusive, ethno-racial and welcoming lens.  The hubs provide an opportunity to eat good food, listen …

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Our marketplace

Introducing…“Our Marketplace” in St. James Town

Our Marketplace (ourmarketplace.ca) is a new online entrepreneurial project that formed during the pandemic. The goal of the venture is to provide local businesses and entrepreneurs, in the St. James Town area, with an on-line platform to promote and sell their goods and services. The platform was started by Tolani Mak and Chelsea Hamel, both …

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Love is all around

Love is all around: The power of social connection in mental health

Many years ago, I was working as a mental health and addictions support worker. A gentleman I was supporting, Sanjay*, had been living with a form of paranoid schizophrenia where he would perceive people close to him as impostors pretending to be the person in front of him. As a result, he had perpetrated several …

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