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Summer 2015 Newsletter

Annual General Meeting

Stonegate CHC's Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, June 20th at noon.  This will be an opportunity for the community to meet the architect that we have chosen to help us design our new Community Health Centre.  Charles Rosenberg of Hilditch Architects will present some of the similar building projects that his firm has completed.  It will be an opportunity for the community to talk about what they want to see in our new Centre and help shape the design. 

 
The AGM will take place in our newly redesigned Program Room at 150 Berry Road in the lower level.  Light refreshments will follow the meeting. 

We will also be providing tours of the Centre so that everyone can see how we have redeveloped our Centre in the aftermath of the flooding damage we experienced last fall.

Everyone is welcome!


Stonegate CHC New Staff

Stonegate CHC welcomes two new staff on board!

Jennifer Chung Lim joins Stonegate as our new Physiotherapist. This position was created as part of a recent funding initiative by the Toronto Central LHIN, which resulted in a new network of physiotherapists across CHCs in Toronto. Jennifer’s position is shared between Stonegate CHC, the Parkdale CHC, the Central Toronto CHC and the Village FHT.  We are thrilled to have her at Stonegate on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.  Because the demand for physiotherapy is high, as we roll out this new program, we will prioritize clients who have a primary care provider here at Stonegate CHC and who do not have private health insurance.  Jennifer’s areas of focus include orthopedic and neurological cases and working with clients who have COPD, are obese or at risk for falls. Later on, we hope to expand her role to include group programming and outreach to community members who do not have primary care at Stonegate.  Jennifer has recently moved to Toronto from Quebec, so not only is she new to Stonegate but is new to our community as well.  Please help us make her feel welcome!
 
Ron Lally will be working with us in the position of Client Support Worker. Many of you will already know Ron; he has been completing his Field Practicum with our centre since September 2014.   Ron has a para-legal background and has recently graduated from the Sheridan College Social Service Program.  In his role as Client Support Worker he will be available to provide client support with the following:

  • housing services, advocacy, case management, information and referral
  • intake and case management to individuals, families and groups
  • assistance in completing forms
  • planning and implementing workshops with guest speakers on topics related to housing, homelessness, income security, tenant’s rights/responsibilities, employment and settlement
  • organizing Income Tax clinics.

 
You will soon hear details of an open house where we can welcome all our clients back to our restored and reconfigured CHC.


Stonegate CHC is hiring!

We are recruiting for a Nurse Practitioner, Primary Health Care for a one year contract. The Nurse Practitioner will function as an effective member of the family practice team and provide ongoing primary care to the clinic’s registered patients. This position is a 1-year maternity-leave coverage for a 0.9 FTE NP-PHC position, beginning in August 2015.

The Health Centre is also looking to hire Summer Students to assist in our Youth Programs, Farmers' Market, and other Health Promotion initiatives at the Centre. These positions are contract positions at 30 hours per week; for 8 weeks. 

For more detailed information about all job postings, please visit our Website


Stonegate Farmers' Market 2015 Season! 

On Tuesday, June 23rd the Stonegate Farmers' Market will open for its 10th season, with more farmers on board. The church parking lot where the market is held, will be transformed into a bustling hub of activity, with tables of brightly colored produce, the smell of freshly baked bread, and vendors selling everything from pastries to pasta sauce. There will be musicians, events, and the well loved barbeque. 

The Market runs Tuesdays from 4:00 - 7:00 pm (rain or shine) from June until October, featuring: local produce, meats, cheeses, honey, jams & jellies, sauces, baked goods, breads, and more! Located in the parking lot of Christ Church St. James Anglican Church at 194 Park Lawn Road (just north of the Queensway), the market showcases fresh produce direct from the farmers (conventional and organic) with local entertainment, special events and children's activities throughout the season.


Emphasizing good wholesome food and fun activities, the Market is a labour of love for the community, and a venue where the Stonegate residents an come together and connect.

Make sure to mark your calendars for our opening date and to follow news about market vendors, events, recipes on our Stonegate Farmers' Markets' Facebook page


Capital Update

Stonegate CHC has selected the architect who will work with us to design our future home. Hilditch Architects was awarded the contract after reviewing the ten proposals that were submitted in reply to our call for proposals. Hilditch Architects is a Toronto firm that specializes in developing buildings to serve communities. They have been involved in designing several Community Health Centres and other community services.

Charles Rosenberg, one of the firm's architects will be attending our AGM (on June 20th) and presenting some of the work his firm has completed. He wants to hear from the community about what they want in our new Community Health Centre. Your thoughts and ideas will help shape our new Centre. Come dream with us. 


ESS Exercise Program at Stonegate CHC 

Each Tuesday morning in the program room at the Health Centre, adults 55 years and older can be seen exercising to the sounds of the Beatles.    The fitness program is facilitated in partnership with the Etobicoke Seniors Services and Stonegate Community Health Centre. 

The program is led by a certified instructor and provides a safe and fun environment to become more active and connect with other members from the community.  The instructor leads participants through low impact cardio, resistance and flexibility training that help reduce the risk of injuries and falls. 

For more information about the program, please contact us at 416.231.7070 ext, 307. 

Bell Manor Park Animation: A Space of Our Own

This summer, Stonegate CHC is focusing on animating the public space of Bell Manor Park. Activities such as yoga, tai chi, art class, story telling, meditation and more will take place in the park throughout the summer months.

With the redevelopment of the Stonegate Plaza, the Health Centre is taking its programs outdoors  into the park to create a new community hub  where residents can connect with neighbours and take part in enriching activities.  

For more information about park programming, please visit our Facebook page.

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