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News from Toronto Community Housing  |  September 2014
KickStar underway
Toronto Community Housing is partnering with the MLSE Foundation, Kia Canada and Toronto FC on the 2014 season of KickStart.

The program, which runs from Aug. 21 to Oct. 4, provides kids (age six to 12) with the chance to learn soccer skills while using the sport to promote skill building, self-esteem, fair play and leadership.

For more photos and details about the KickStart program, see our website.

Learn more about Toronto Community Housing's repair needs


Do you know how many of Toronto Community Housing's buildings are over 50 years old?

More than 1,000! Over the next few years, these buildings will require extensive repairs.

Visit our website to learn more about what we are doing to raise the funding we need to fix our aging homes.

Choice Carpentry Program continues to be a success


Toronto Community Housing has partnered with Carpenters Union Local 27 and the YMCA to provide the 12-week Choice Carpentry Pre-Apprentice program, which gives youth the opportunity to learn about the construction industry and gain important jobsite experience. At the end of the program, participants have the chance to pursue an apprenticeship.

For more details on the program, see our website.
Four young residents awarded scholarships
 
Toronto Community Housing is home to some brilliant young minds, something that was celebrated earlier this month at a back-to-school barbecue in the Firgrove community.

In what is becoming a yearly tradition, 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies were given away and four Toronto Community Housing residents were recognized with scholarships. See our website for details on the scholarship winners and photos from the barbecue.

Connect with Toronto Community Housing on Facebook and Instagram

Toronto Community Housing recently launched a new Facebook page and Instagram profile. Be sure to connect with us on both!

Social media is another way that Toronto Community Housing shares the work we are doing to support our residents and build vibrant communities.

Growing gardens and building communities
With summer in full bloom, residents came together in August to share the fruits of the season at the re-opening of the Regent Park Community Garden.  

By participating in urban agriculture, residents can improve food security by increasing access to healthy, nutritious food that may otherwise be unavailable to residents.

For more, see the story on our website and our Facebook photo album.

City of Toronto Voters List now available 


Municipal elections across Ontario are taking place on October 27. The City of Toronto has published the 2014 Voters List. You can check to see if you are on the list by visiting the City of Toronto website.

You can add your name to the voters list on election day when you go to vote. You will be asked to provide identification showing your name and qualifying Toronto address.

Residents and candidates can find more information about the upcoming election and Toronto Community Housing's elections policy by visiting our website.
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