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Growing Food in the City; Knowledge Swap

On Saturday, February 28 Access Alliance will host a Knowledge Swap at AccessPoint on Danforth. The event will include free demonstrations and workshops, presentations by Enviro Leaders and free seeds! 

For more information on the event, contact Ziadh Rabbani at 416 699 7920 x402 or email Ziadh at zrabbani@accessalliance.ca

Click here to read the event flyer.


We are experiencing a serious outbreak of measles in Canada and the United States.

Measles is a highly contagious disease that affects both adults and children. Most often, measles is a mild illness but it can lead to serious health problems, hospitalization and death. The people who are most at risk are children under the age of 1, those who are unable to take the vaccine due to health reasons and adults who have not recieved a booster shot. Anyone who is not vaccinated is at risk of contracting measles and putting those around them at risk.

Access Alliance Medical Director, Dr. Nicole Nitti reccomends that everyone check their booster status by seeing their family doctor. Measles vaccinations are very effective, safe and usually given at 1 year old followed by a booster at 4 - 6 years. We encourage everyone to check their vaccinaction record to ensure they have had the MMR vaccine and booster. If you are an Access Alliance patient, please call and ask to speak with a nurse. If you are not a patient with us, contact your family doctor. Even if your vaccination record is not available, your vaccincation status can be tested!


Poverty Reduction Strategy

The City is calling on torontonians to help develop a poverty reduction strategy. A series of consultations will take place from February 17 - 28 at several locations across the city. Click here for complete information on the 8 days of dialogue.

 


The Legacy of a Passionate Community Leader

Can you imagine what the first black mayor of Toronto might look like? A passionate leader with a genuine commitment to fairness, equity and community empowerment.

Newcomer stories matter. To launch the new series, Immigrants as Nation Builders, we pay tribute to the late and great Nahom Berhane. Click here to read the full article, and please be encouraged to share, post and retweet. 

If you'd like to contribute to Immigrants as Nation Builders, please check out the follow link:
http://newcomerhealthmatters.com/2014/12/05/call-for-contributions-immigrants-as-nation-builders/ 


Movie Night!

Come out and enjoy two great films playing this Tuesday, January 20th at AccessPoint on Danforth. How to Train your Dragon and Life of Pi will be showing from 5:30 to 7:30pm for free!


Starting Tuesday, January 13 and running until March 03, AccessPoint on Jane will be offering Yoga classes for immigrant and refugee women! The classes will be FREE and will run from 6:30pm - 7:30pm.

Space for the classes is limited. Please call 416-760-8677 or visit the front desk at AccessPoint on Jane to register. Yoga mats and childcare are available if needed.



CALL to ACTION! Stop the rise of precarious and insecure jobs that damage workers' health in five concrete steps

Insecure jobs are on the rise not just in the private sector, but also within the broader public sector (healthcare, education, childcare, settlement, community and social service agencies). See our infographic highlighting damaging health impacts from precarious jobs. We call on leaders within public sector to champion an internally driven change movement to reverse this unhealthy trend. 

To kickstart the process, Access Alliance is adopting an agency-level Good Jobs Strategy to put five concrete steps into practice. We call on other agencies to do the same. Download our infographic poster, read our blog, and visit our Good Jobs web link to learn about how to build pathways to good jobs, starting from your agency.



See what's happening at the AccessPoint Hubs this month!

AccessPoint on Danforth Calendar
AccessPoint on Jane Calendar


Canadian health centres applaud latest report on health, wellbeing and access to community health services 

Read more about the report!


Do you want to become a member of Access Alliance?  Yes, find out how!

 


Visit "A Million Reasons Why" on facebook and add your own photo of why you think the minumim wage needs to be raised above the poverty line. 

The Right to Healthcare Coalition: Working toward eliminating the 3-Month Wait for OHIP imposed on new permanent residents.

Click here for more details on the campaign.