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Eric Wang: Winner of the ‘Icy Seaton Youth Volunteer Achievement Award’

Eric Wang is a grade 12 full time student at Glenforst High School. He is quite extraordinary and is the winner of the ‘Icy Seaton Youth Volunteer Achievement Award’. Mayor Bonnie Crombie presented Eric with the award at the Volunteer Appreciation event held by Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre (DBNC) on September 25th this year. The award …

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Mentoring—Coaching you for the right job, one on one!

Imagine being in an unfamiliar land, without a job, holding limited resources and having no connections! What if an established professional coaches you on how to search for a job in your field, what to expect working in Canada, while also developing your professional network. A ‘Mentor’ would do just that.  Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre …

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United Way ‘Candy grams’ Fundraiser 2018

Appreciation is a sentiment that is always welcomed everywhere by everyone! This month, Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre (DBNC) organised a heartwarming fundraising ‘candy gram’ campaign among staff members, where personalized messages of appreciation were exchanged along with delicious candy. A staff member said, “You feel appreciated when a colleague tells you how a simple gesture …

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Mayor Bonnie Crombie Honours Dixie Bloor Volunteers

Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre (DBNC) celebrated its 30th Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony on September 25th2018. During the ceremony, we honoured 429 volunteers who tirelessly supported our community during the year 2017. Mayor Bonnie Crombie presented the Denise Brown Outstanding Volunteer Achievement Award to Shobha Chakrabarti, who spent countless hours in helping our low-income community members with their …

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Be a volunteer. Transform your life!

Being a volunteer can transform your life and that of others. 429 volunteers offered their time, effort and energy, and touched many lives of our community members last year.  To honor these volunteers and celebrate their generosity, Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre will hold the Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony on September 25th 2018 from 5.00 – 8.00 p.m. at the Maja Prentice Theatre located at …

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Second Community Garden Launched

Don’t we all love fresh and healthy food? And what if we could grow it ourselves! Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre launched its second community garden at its main office location on Friday August 16th, 2018 to do just that—to grow fresh and healthy food. It was launched by Chris Fonseca, Councilor, Michael Cleland, Director, Environment …

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English class students successfully grow a community garden for a second year

The students of the English classes at Dixie Bloor -Fieldgate Plaza location, have again successfully grown a community garden at Forest Glen Public School. The students, all newcomers to Canada, started their garden in May. They divided themselves into two groups for the two plots and arranged their own schedules to maintain the garden. This year …

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March Break 2018 – Fun and games

Youth engagement is ‘NYCE’. Young people who are new to Canada undergo a big transition and face many issues in the process of adapting to the new culture and language. A recent study by The Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies (AMSSA) shows that they face challenges in adjusting to weather conditions, encounter peer pressure …

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