Friday, May 27, 2011

URGENT Toronto city survey forward far and wide asap!

Toronto Survey- You fill out and submit to ensure services win over cuts! More info below on public meetings!
https://toronto.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9sGiRDeirCJmPVq

TORONTO SERVICE SURVEY AND MEETINGS!!
Register online (http://2012budgetalert.eventbrite.com/) to attend a free information session on OneToronto.ca's Citizen's Guide to the City of Toronto's Core Service's Review.


With an anticipated 2012 budget gap of almost $800 million, Toronto is headed toward deep cuts to vital services, drastically changing the face of our city. There is no time to waste – we need everyone to speak out to protect our city.

The City of Toronto is embarking on three major ‘reviews.’ The Core Services Review (to identify what services are “core” and what can be cut), the User Fee Review (to identify how to make users pay the full cost of services they use) and the “Service Efficiency Studies (to identify which city functions could be privatized, delivered differently). The results of these will determine what services are delivered by the city, how they ard delivered, and who pays for them.

These three reviews are taking place over the next few months, with limited opportunities for public consultation. The Consultation process has just been released. You can check it out here.

‘One Toronto’ is developing a “Citizens Guide” to these initiatives and the consultation processes related to them, and will be conducting a number of information sessions on them over the next three weeks.

The last two sessions are scheduled for:

Tuesday, May 24, 7:00-9:00 PM, Labour Council (15 Gervais Drive, 4th Floor)

Tuesday, May 24, 7:00-9:00 PM, Birchwood Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre (93 Birchmount Road, Scarborough)

All sessions are FREE.

These sessions will be of interest to anyone interested in participating in the consultation process as an individual, as part of an organization, or in promoting engagement and dialogue in your community. They will focus on the fiscal and political context for the consultations, the consultations themselves, and the ways in which individuals and communities can be effectively engaged in the process.

You can register online at http://2012budgetalert.eventbrite.com/ or by phone by calling Mary Micallef at 416-351-0095 x 251.

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A very simple guide to Social Fiance

http://socialfinance.ca/guide

Thursday, May 26, 2011

With spring comes a new vibrancy and energy

Women's Work is gearing up for a lush and full summer. Hang in for more details! In the meanwhile please enjoy these updated postings and calls!
TWWAN is now adding screen shots to be sure you get connected to the correct link, we love the web but we also know it can be a challenge to follow links and find info. Let us know if you think they help. Happy hunting!

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http://www.workinculture.ca/apps/index.cfm?fuseaction=job.showDetails&jobid=52609&termid=7



http://www.planetinfocus.org/sites/default/files/file/Planet%20in%20Focus%202011%20Submission%20Form%20ENGLISH.pdf



Check out!

Women's Health and Art!
http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca/eblast/eblast-may19-2011.html



Aangen Spring Yard Sale
Time Saturday, May 28 · 10:00am - 3:00pm
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Location Aangen Community Centre

868 Dovercourt Road

Toronto, ON


More Info Bring your family and friends and see what fun treasures we have - by donation. Aangen is now accepting donations of kids clothes, books and toys to support Aangen's Families in Need Marketplace & all the other causes we support at Aangen - including Naz India HIV/AIDS Orphanage & Animal Rescue Programs.

Please call to book a drop-off 416.519.9800
Please join Aangen's FB group to be updated regularly or our newsletter at www.aangen.com

Check out http://www.aangen.com/newsletter/aangen.2011.0502.html

Sunday, May 1, 2011

where in the world has that's women's work gone?

Hi all,
We haven't ceased to exist we are simply in a state of ceasing to know where anything is... The move from a three floor house to a two bedroom apt has been really overwhelming and tiring. We are still emptying boxes and trying to assemble a life, it's been over a month and I found my contacts yesterday!
The office is not set up yet, but I'm doing my best to get that up and running this week. Back to full time work, a one year contract nice to have some money in my pocket but I feel exhausted when I drop in the door at night, I'm sure once the learning curve isn't straight up I'll have more time.

We aren't outta the picture still in hiatus and still unpacking boxes, yes after over i month still opening boxes, found plates and bowls today so exciting! TWW will reemerge soon, please continue to hang in with us:)

Michelle

P.s. I would love to take a picture of boxes piled to the ceiling to share with you BUT I can't find my camera:)