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Community Café: improving services in the Bathurst-Finch area

November 25, 2010 | Jorge | Comments (1)

Behind our community walls, there is important work being done to ensure that our communities and the services and resources within them, are delivered effectively.  Here in our very own backyard, there are two community networks that coordinate and transmit information to local community agencies.  The Lawrence Heights Inter-organization Network (LHION) and the Bathurst & Finch Network (BFN).

Within these networks are partnerships between community service providers, who discuss, plan and start-up community-based programs.  Some participating organizations include JVS Toronto, Toronto Employment and Social Services, North York Women’s Centre, Toronto Public Library, Unison Community Health Centre, North York Community House, Jewish Family and Child Services, City of Toronto Social Development, Kababayan Community Centre, Humber College, CUIAS Immigrant Services, YMCA Newcomer Information Centre, Alternative Youth Centre for Employment, Jewish Immigrant Aid Services, and Toronto Griffin Centre.  

In fact, the above organizations form a group called: The Bathurst-Finch Local Immigration Partnership (LIP).  Through collective efforts, LIP is pleased to announce that a forum for discussing ways to improve the lives of newcomers and seniors in the Bathurst-Finch area is set to take place on Sunday November 28 from 11 AM- 3 PM.  The start-up has been dubbed “Community Café” to reflect the conversational and entertaining atmosphere mixed with free food and drinks.  As an added plus, the program is offering free childcare to families with children who wish to contribute their thoughts.  For more information about this program, check-out the attached flyer and the Bathurst & Finch Network’s webspace.

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