Community Reporting

21 01, 2018


2018-01-21T21:04:25-05:00January 21st, 2018|Categories: Youth|Tags: |0 Comments

Youth, Drag, Cigara Drag is on the new frontier of 21st-century art. Emerging from its  secretive underground origins, the television series RuPaul's Drag Race has catapulted the drag scene further into the spotlight of pop-culture. This newly popularized niche has created a home for males who found a passion for more feminine arts.The [...]

9 12, 2017

GenNext Poverty in York Region Simulation

2017-12-09T18:57:38-05:00December 9th, 2017|Categories: Community Reporting, Poverty|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

United Way Toronto & York Region’s GenNext® hosted the Poverty Simulator at Vaughan City Hall on November 22, 2017 to attempt to simulate the lifestyle of low-income families in York Region. The goal of this simulation was to help the citizens of York Region understand the sacrifices the homeless must make just to have [...]

4 12, 2017

Canada 150 Awards

2018-03-26T20:19:49-04:00December 4th, 2017|Categories: Community, Community Reporting|0 Comments

Canada 150 Awards On November 13, 2017 MP Leona Alleslev of Aurora, Oak Ridges, and Richmond Hill spearheaded the Canada 150 Citizenship Awards. This was an event dedicated to recognizing “outstanding” citizens in the Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill Region. At the Aurora Cultural Centre that night, 13 groups of exemplary Canadians [...]

4 12, 2017

Town of Aurora Youth Innovation Fair 2017

2018-03-26T19:07:53-04:00December 4th, 2017|Categories: Community Reporting, Youth|0 Comments

Town of Aurora Youth Innovation Fair 2017 On Wednesday November 15, the Town of Aurora Youth Innovation Fair showcased the amazing minds of young Aurorans. Young minds came together at the Aurora Leisure Complex that night to demonstrate their abilities to lead tomorrow with projects that demonstrate awareness to issues in society and [...]

10 10, 2017

360°Kids: “Surrounding Kids With Care”

2017-12-09T18:54:47-05:00October 10th, 2017|Categories: Poverty|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

360Kids: Surrounding Kids with Care A GenNext Community Tour   On August 24, United Way Toronto and York Region (UWTYR) in partnership with 360°Kids held a GenNext tour at the 360°Kids home base in Richmond Hill. Lead by Sascha Ellis, Manager of Housing Programs at 360°Kids, the tour provided an [...]

5 08, 2017

GenNext Solutions to Poverty: “Community is at the centre”

2017-12-09T18:55:50-05:00August 5th, 2017|Categories: Community, Poverty|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Community leaders Dr. David Agnew, Mayor Frank Scarpitti, Vibhuti Mehra, and Jeremy Laurin discussed innovative solutions to fighting poverty in York Region at the GenNext speaks hosted by United Way. United Way Toronto & York Region (UWTYR) hosted the GenNext Speaks: Innovative Solutions to Fighting Poverty on July 18 at the IBM Innovation Space-Markham [...]

1 08, 2017

Exploring the Art of Storytelling – RHHS February – June 2016

2017-08-01T12:35:39-04:00August 1st, 2017|Categories: Seniors, Storytelling, Timeline, Digital Literacy, Digital Storytelling, Youth|0 Comments

Led by Richmond Hill High School (RHHS) teacher Ms Anna Wilson, 28 students participated in the Grade 11 Communications Technology February-June 2016 semester course - Exploring the Art of Storytelling.  The students worked in teams of five students with one senior.  At the end of the semester, the students wrote about what they learned about [...]

31 05, 2017

The Sacred Canoe

2017-05-31T20:48:10-04:00May 31st, 2017|Categories: Arts & Culture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Sacred Canoe Project is a collaborative art exhibition and theatre performance by Glenn Marais (newmarket Juno Nominee and recent Maters of Community Music Grad), Sacred Heart art teachers and students, and First Nations Elders from Georgina Island, Attawapiskat, Inukjuvak, and Webequie and shows the importance of story telling and traditions of First Nations art.

26 04, 2017

105 Gibson Centre Thrift Store Sale

2017-08-09T19:54:57-04:00April 26th, 2017|Categories: Fundraising|Tags: , |0 Comments

Fantastic results for our community partners at 105 Gibson Centre in Markham. This past weekend, the highly sought-after 105 Gibson Thrift Store was open again to raise funds to support their community programs.  The Thrift Store sale had wonderful results.  Although approx. half of the attendees were familiar faces from the Toronto Christian Community [...]