يللا ماغازين – نشر في لابريس الكندية أن المركز الكندي للوقاية من الأعاصير للبيئة كندا، بأن العاصفة الاستوائية ايزياس ستعبر الحدود الأمريكية الكندية الأربعاء الساعة التاسعة صباحاً. تتراوح سرعة الرياح بين 55 و65 كلم/الساعة
يللا ماغازين – طلبت وكالة الصحة العامة الكندية من المواطنين التوقف عن استهلاك البصل الأحمر المستورد من شركة طومسون العالمية في ولاية كاليفونيا، للاحتمال بأنه سبب تفشي السالمونيلا، بحسب ما أورد موقع لابريس
Yalla Magazine - Today, Mayor John Tory announced the recipients of the youth violence prevention grant to support programs aimed at helping youth who are more vulnerable to violence in communities across the city.
The grant will see approximately $2 million in annual funding for up to three years, allocated to 12 community organizations to implement programming in 10 communities identified as Neighbourhood Improvement Areas and/or revitalization sites. The recipients include one Indigenous-specific organization that will work across several communities.
The community organizations that will receive funding:
• Agincourt Community Services Association (ACSA)
• Albion Neighbourhood Services
• CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals and Generation Chosen
• Culturelink Settlement and Community Services
• East Scarborough Boys & Girls Club and Next Generation Arts
• Eshkiniigjik Naandwechigegamig, Aabiish Gaa Binjibaaying - ENAGB Youth Program
• Fernie Youth Services (Formerly Fernie House)
• Flemingdon Health Centre
• Harriet Tubman Community Organization
• St. Stephen’s Community House (of The Neighbourhood Group)
• Stolen from Africa/Volé D’Afrique
• Unison Health and Community Services (Neptune and Lawrence Heights)
The 10 communities were selected for investment based on a data-driven approach that identified a high number of incidents in these communities. Data was compiled from Toronto Police Services, FOCUS, Toronto Community Housing and the Community Crisis Response Program (CCRP).
On May 4, eligible organizations were invited to apply for the grant by submitting a letter of intent. Shortlisted organizations were then invited to present their programs, which were recorded and distributed to the grant review panel. A total of 70 letters of intent were received for the 10 neighbourhoods/areas. Fifty-two organizations were shortlisted to record a 15-minute pitch presentation to the panels.
The roots of community violence stem from inequities in the city and diminishing social determinants of health that often leave young people and their families vulnerable. If left unattended, these inequities can manifest into complex conditions, including community violence.
The programming that will be implemented by these community organizations will be aimed at violence prevention and interruption for youth, age 10 to 29, and will include effective community engagement approaches, trauma-informed programming, leadership development, employment development and mental health supports.
Year one project activities will take place between now and June 2021. Second- and third-year funding will be contingent upon a satisfactory annual report and budget expenditure and forecasting submission. Each recommended organization will be asked to provide a work plan for its evaluation model to ensure that strong outcomes and effective measures are in place.
"The Community Youth Violence Prevention Grants will provide vital funding to organizations across the city who are doing important work helping young people that are more vulnerable to violence. By providing access to vital supports and services, we can help ensure that kids in Toronto have a bright and more flourishing future without the risk of getting involved in violence or crime. As a city we need to do our best to protect our youth and the neighbourhoods that need it the most."
- Mayor John Tory
"The organizations receiving this funding have proven track records of success working with youth most vulnerable to involvement in violence and serious crime. The funds will enable them to implement programs that equip at risk young people with the life skills they need to make positive choices and to build more productive and positive lives."
- Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson (Ward 21 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the Economic and Community Development Committee
"Violence in one community means violence in the City of Toronto; this grant is a step towards us taking a collective responsibility for every community and to condemn the conditions that create violence just as firmly as violence itself. CEE and Generation Chosen plan to take a person-centred approach to this work and address the conditions that surround acts of violence."
- Agapi Gessesse, Executive Director CEE Center for Young Black Professionals
"The Neighbourhood Group is grateful to receive a Youth Violence Prevention Grant from the City of Toronto. This multi-year investment in community solutions and partnering with local youth and parents and community leaders is essential. We support all levels of government to engage urgently and in co-ordination to reduce violence and create opportunity, safety and equity for youth in Toronto."
- Bill Sinclair, President and Chief Executive Officer (he/him), The Neighbourhood Group Community Services
"The Indigenous Youth of Toronto face many barriers to accessing the services, supports and programs that they have self-identified as important. Over the past eight years, the ENAGB Indigenous Youth Program has worked diligently to support youth in breaking through barriers to their current success. To be able to share at this moment that ENAGB is a new non-for-profit registered charity and is the only indigenous youth led agency providing social support marks history in the making. It is with great pleasure that we receive the Youth Violence Prevention Grant as it could not come at a better time, as it will support ENAGB to continue to work with Indigenous youth to de-escalate violence that occurs within their lives and to address the intergenerational trauma that flows through the veins of our society. It is only through the continued support of institutions like the City of Toronto that we can help support indigenous youth in the healing process detailed throughout the work done by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission."
- Cynthia Bell-Clayton, Executive Director, Eshkiniigjik Naandwechigegamig, Aabiish Gaa Binjibaaying - ENAGB Youth Program
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Yalla Magazine - Today, City of Toronto staff presented a report to City Council to address the experienced and anticipated financial impacts of the pandemic and proposed options for mitigation.
City Council voted to adopt the report’s recommendations, including $513.7 million in mitigation strategies through anticipated cost savings from workforce restraints, spending constraints and cost avoidance. An additional $34.1 million in added offsets is also available from budget variance.
To date, workforce restraints have produced $48 million in savings and are expected to total $152 million by year-end. Initiatives implemented so far include redeployment of staff to critical and essential service areas, implementing Emergency Leave for staff unable to provide service or work remotely, seasonal and part-time staff layoffs, a hiring slowdown and mandating vacation use.
The report adopted today includes further staff-related recommendations that are anticipated to yield additional savings. These include a voluntary separation program for those eligible to retire with an unreduced pension and cancellation of the Pay for Performance program for 2021 (based on 2020 performance) and the 2020 cost of living salary increases for non-union/management staff.
City Councillors also supported Mayor Tory's motion to rescind the annual cost of living adjustment salary increase for elected officials and freezing their 2020 salaries.
The City continues to engage with the federal and provincial governments to request relief funding to offset the cumulative financial impact to City expenditures and revenues. The City is hopeful that this funding will meet the level required to resolve the budget shortfall and avoid substantial changes to service levels and looks forward to further details on the funding allocations in the coming weeks. Earlier this week, the Ontario government, in partnership with the federal government, announced they are providing up to $4 billion in one-time assistance to Ontario's municipalities as part of the Safe Restart Agreement.
The City of Toronto, consistent with other large Canadian and GTHA municipalities, has experienced significant financial impacts in the form of both added costs and revenue losses as a direct result of COVID-19. The City anticipates a financial impact of $1.9 billion for tax-supported programs by the end of 2020, prior to any offsets through mitigation strategies. With mitigation strategies in place, the City projects a reduced total year-end shortfall of $1.35 billion. In addition, staff are also estimating a preliminary 2021 Operating Budget pressure of nearly $1.5 billion.
The Report on the City’s Response to COVID-19 and Financial Impacts is available at http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2020.CC23.3.
More information about the City’s response to COVID-19 is available at https://www.toronto.ca/covid-19/.
“The City continues to provide essential and critical services in the face of unprecedented financial pressures, which requires difficult decisions, including decisions related to employee compensation and benefits. Today, City Council took immediate action to make sure we are doing everything we can to protect our frontline services. We will continue to work with the federal and provincial governments to secure the financial support that the City needs to continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure we have a strong restart and recovery.”
- Mayor John Tory
Toronto is home to more than 2.9 million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture, and innovation, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses. For more information visit http://www.toronto.ca or follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/CityofToronto, on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/cityofto or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/cityofto.
يللا - كيبيك – انتقلت ملكية شركة دي بروبريو وشقيقتها في المقاطعات الانكليزية بولبروبريك الى دي جاردان بعد أن ربحت هذه الأخيرة في المحكمة النزاع الذي نشأ في مواجهة أنظمة السمسرة العقارية. وبالتالي أصبح دي جاردان رسمياً لاعباً مباشراً في سوق العقارات الكندية. ويبقى السؤال، هل ستسلك باقي المصارف الطريق التي فتحها دي جاردان عبر شراء شركات عقارية أو تأسيس شركات جديدة؟ وهل هذه الخطوة ستغير مبدأ السوق العقاري وشروطه كما وهل ستتغير شروط القروض العقارية؟ وأخيراً كيف ستتم حماية هذه المهنة والطبقة الوسطى العاملة فيها؟