Podcast and Reflections – Where does Philanthropy fit into The Connected Community Approach?

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Reflections from Anne Gloger on where philanthropists fit into The Connected Community Approach Several months ago while I was giving a presentation on the effectiveness of the Connected Community Approach in building social capital, a woman stopped me shortly after I began: “Where are the philanthropists in this approach?” she asked. At the time, I answered that they were everywhere … Read More

I bake, you bake, Wee Bake!

article by Nadia Heyd, originally published in Aug 2019 issue of The Bluffs Monitor – with thanks to The Bluffs Monitor team! East Scarborough Storefront is proud to know local resident, Lolita Richards.  Lolita fell in love with baking at the age of eight when she was given an Easy Bake Oven. Her passion for baking led her to George … Read More

What’s new with Sport for Change? Above the Rim (July) and Feet in Motion (September)

by Nadia Heyd, Storefront Staff, September 5, 2019 Among the amazing community-building activities that happen at The Storefront, basketball happened in a big way this summer at The Storefront Sports Court! On July 28th, we saw the culmination of months of work by local resident leaders supported by The Storefront’s Sport for Change initiative. Above the Rim, a 3-on-3 youth … Read More

A Connected Community Approach: Reinforcing The Importance of Relationships In Times Of Adversity

A community’s resilience and strength is tested in times of adversity: when the unthinkable happens and tragedy imposes itself on a thriving, progressive and resilient community.  In early August at The Storefront’s sport court a young man’s life was nearly taken by gun violence.  It sent a shocking ripple effect throughout the community. Community members, community agencies and business owners … Read More

The KGO Community Will Rally

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On August 9th, the unthinkable happened; a community member was shot on the sports court at the East Scarborough Storefront. In 2014, the sports court transformed this community. It was designed by youth for theircommunity, and the community responded. The Storefront sports court and the iconic sky-o-swale, has become the place where community, and especially young people gather. Every day, … Read More

Basketball comes to Sport for Change: Above The Rim – July 28th

Here in KGO, people connected to Sport for Change – like people all over the city – and country – have caught the Basketball bug. S4C has expanded to include Basketball in a big way this year with “Above the Rim” a one-day Basketball tournament on July 28th from 11am to 5:30pm. You can join Ontario Trillium Foundation, United Way Greater … Read More

Partner Spotlight – Connecting Women to Scarborough Services

The Storefront’s Service Delivery Hub is one of the best known and most accessed resources East Scarborough Storefront offers to the KGO (Kingston-Galloway/Orton Park) community. At our hub, community members can find 35+ social service partners who help make their lives better – without having to travel to 35 locations around town! This Partner Spotlight comes out every 2 weeks and features … Read More

Partner Spotlight – Fred Victor

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Partner Spotlight – Fred Victor The Storefront’s Service Delivery Hub is one of the best known and most accessed resources East Scarborough Storefront offers to the KGO (Kingston-Galloway/Orton Park) community. At our hub, community members can find 35+ social service partners who help make their lives better – without having to travel to 35 locations around town! This Partner Spotlight … Read More

Where data meets community: the Youth Success Data Knowledge Exchange

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How do you turn 250 pages of research data into a useful tool for grassroots community change?   Storefront’s answer? Create a space where neighbourhood changemakers can connect with the data in accessible ways, and connect with each other too. That’s what we did last month at the Youth Success Data Knowledge Exchange, and we learned a lot in the … Read More

Partner Spotlight – South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO)

What better way to celebrate Law Day than introducing you to one of Storefront’s long-term partner agency: SOUTH ASIAN LEGAL CLINIC OF ONTARIO.   South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO) started in 1999 to 2001 as a volunteer based organization dedicated in serving low-income South Asian communities with the support of South Asian lawyers and activists. In 2007, they … Read More