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Community Health and Wellbeing Week

Community Health and Wellbeing Week (CHWW) is an annual communications and advocacy campaign led by the Alliance of Healthier Communities, a membership organization that represents all community health organizations in Ontario – including Access Alliance!

Every year, Access Alliance uses this opportunity to bring attention to issues and needs that are important to our client communities. The theme of this year’s CHWW is Confronting Inequity, Celebrating Community. We are hosting several events to fit these themes, and encourage you to join!

Nutrition & Food Security – Interested to learn more about food nutrition and food security? On Tuesday, October 18, join us in the clinic waiting room at AccessPoint on Danforth for an interactive presentation on these important topics. Here, we are celebrating community by working towards equitable, healthy and accessible ways to food security.

  • In-person at AccessPoint on Danforth (APOD, 3079 Danforth Ave)
  • Tuesday October 18, 2022
  • 1:30-4:30 PM, Clinic waiting area

Social Inclusion – Being active and involved in the  community improves  physical and mental wellbeing. On Friday October 21, a pop-up booth will take place in the waiting area, on the second floor, suite 205 at AccessPoint on Jane.  Folks will share how they are active in  their community and will learn about the many services and resources available to them at Access Alliance and in the local community. Community can make us feel empowered to improve our physical and mental health and wellbeing through connecting!

  • In-person at AccessPoint on Jane (APOJ, 761 Jane Street)
  • Friday October 21, 2022
  • 10:30-11:30 AM and 2:30-3:30 PM in the waiting area, Second Floor, Suite 205

Undocumented. Stories. (exhibit) – This exhibit represents our efforts to bring attention to the ongoing social justice cause – the fight for regularization and full and equal rights for all non-status residents in Canada (#StatusForAll). See the post below for full details. 

  • In-person at AccessPoint on Danforth (APOD, 3079 Danforth Ave)
  • Opening: Thursday October 20, 2022 (3:30-6:30 PM)
  • Exhibit continues to be open for viewing: Friday October 21, 2022 (9:30 AM – 4:30 PM)

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Undocumented. Stories.

Access Alliance invites you to the opening of Undocumented. Stories., an exhibit that brings attention to the critical need for regularization and full and equal rights for all non-status residents in Canada (#StatusForAll). Since early September, our volunteers have been gathering anonymous stories from our undocumented clients across all three sites of Access Alliance. On Thursday, October 20, we are bringing the entire collection to AccessPoint on Danforth.

The stories speak of incredible struggle and loss, fear and exploitation, humiliation and intimidation. They reflect the daily realities of people living without permanent immigration status. The federal government cannot ignore these voices! Everyone deserves equal access to universal healthcare, social services, and job and education opportunities along with equal rights and responsibilities that allow them to contribute to the communities where they live.

We invite you to come and experience this immersive installation made up of over a hundred stories written by hand by undocumented people living here in Toronto, and even add your own story or that of a loved one!

Location: AccessPoint on Danforth (3079 Danforth Avenue, Victoria Park & Danforth)

When: Thursday, October 20, from 3:30 – 6:30 pm (drop in any time but there will be speakers at around 5:30pm). Light refreshments will be served.

The exhibit will remain open to the public on Friday, October 21 (9:30 am – 4:30 pm).

This event is held in collaboration with the Migrant Workers Alliance for Change, Worker’s Action Centre, and Decent Work & Health Network, and is part of the Alliance for Healthier Communities’ Community Health and Wellbeing Week events, with the theme of ‘Confronting Inequity’.

For more information, please contact Miranda Saroli at msaroli@accessalliance.ca or 416-324-0927, extension 3231.

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Registration for fall programming is open! This fall we’ll be going on family trips to the Royal Ontario Museum and Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, visiting the Pan Am Centre with seniors, and taking PA-day trips around Toronto with newcomer high school youth. If you are interested in gardening, yoga, exercise, walking groups, bingo, art, cooking, or coffee and chats with old and new friends, please see our online calendar for sign up information. You can also find schedules and descriptions of fall programs on our printable calendar.

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Light blue background with purple /black text: "Online appointment booking is coming to Access Alliance! Acces Alliance's health services clients will soon be able to book appointments online via the Ocean Platform on our website, making the process easier and more accessible,"

Online Appointment Booking is coming to Access Alliance!

It will soon be easier to book an appointment with your Access Alliance healthcare or program service provider. Over the summer, the Ocean Platform will be launched on the Access Alliance website, allowing existing clients of Access Alliance to book an appointment online as well as receive appointment reminders (via cell phone and email).

This Toronto-based software is designed with the goal of making healthcare easier and more accessible for patients to get their health concerns addressed. Privacy and security of patient information is a top priority.

The traditional method of booking an appointment (over the phone) will remain for those who prefer it or do not have an email or cell phone.

If you are an existing client and are interested in accessing this booking system, help us prepare by providing your most up-to-date cell phone number and a secure email address where you can receive private and confidential information.

To add a new, or update an existing email address please complete one of the following:

 

 By Email

 

Email us at: emailaddress@accesslliance.ca

Include your full name and telephone number.  Do not send any other personal information to this e-mail address as it will only be used for acquiring your e-mail address.

By Fax

Fax: 416.324.9074
Attention: Medical Secretary Team
Include your full name and phone number along with your email address

  

By Mail

 

Write to us with your full name and your e-mail address, and mail it to:
Attention: Medical Secretary Team
340 College St., Ste., 500
Toronto, ON, M5T 3A9

In person

Drop off in person to any of our 3 locations:
Downtown College Site: 340 College St., Suite 500   
AccessPoint on Danforth: 3079 Danforth Ave.
AccessPoint on Jane: 761 Jane St.

Click here to see maps and hours of operation for all sites

Please note that by providing your email address to Access Alliance Multicultural Health & Community Services (AAMHCS) you are confirming consent to receive email communication from AAMHCS. You may withdraw your consent to receive email communication from AAMHCS at any time by sending an email with the subject heading STOP to emailaddress@accesslliance.ca.

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