I hope you and your families are keeping safe and well.
On Monday, Canadians will celebrate Thanksgiving. Like so many other events this year, Ontarians are being asked to change how they celebrate, by avoiding gathering with friends and family and instead having a meal with those living in your household.
Wherever possible, keep each other safe by gathering virtually. I wish you all an enjoyable, safe Thanksgiving weekend!
October is Islamic Heritage Month. This time last year, I visited Cornell Junior Public School for their first-ever Islamic Heritage Month Assembly. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the history and culture of Islam.
If you have any events, updates, or stories from your neighbourhood that you’d like to share, please get in touch!
Mitzie in the Legislature
The Legislature is back in session at Queen’s Park, and Mitzie is hard at work to advocate for the safety of Scarborough-Guildwood.
On Monday October 5, Mitzie introduced a motion that reads:
“That, in the opinion of this House, the government must rise to meet the urgent needs facing Ontarians during the COVID-19 pandemic and address worsening issues in housing, poverty, mental health, long-term care, education, job creation, crime, and violence; and that calling an election before the fixed date in 2022 would put politics ahead of public health and interrupt the ongoing COVID-19 response with a serious human toll in the short and long-term.”
The motion carried unanimously. You can watch Mitzie’s debate at the link below.
Question Period: Small Business Support
Question Period: Commercial Rent Relief
Mitzie on the Move
Knights of Columbus Food Drive
On Saturday October 3rd, Mitzie joined the Knights of Columbus for their food drive along with Councillor Paul Ainslie and Mayor John Tory at St. Martin de Porres Church.
Over 500 lbs of food were collected, which will benefit those in need in our community. All proceeds were donated to the Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities.
BBPA Women Entrepreneurs Panel
On Tuesday, Mitzie participated in the BBPA Panel on Women Entrepreneurs as part of the BOSS Women Entrepreneurship Program.
The East Scarborough Storefront has compiled and updated a list of food resources for those in need of food access in Scarborough.
EarlyON October Calendar
The Scarborough East EarlyON Child & Family Centre is offering a variety of programs both outdoors and virtually. You can view the October program offerings here.
Ontario Association for Family Mediation
This week, Mitzie attended the Ontario Association for Family Mediation’s Lunch and Learn to hear about how the organization continues to provide resources for communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you have a Family Law issue, you can learn more about the mediation processes and find resources here.
We’re working hard to serve the community. If you have any questions, concerns, or want to bring an event or special story to our office’s attention, please get in touch by phone at 416-281-2787 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.