Quick Action Grants Info Session by South Markham Community Action Table

In November 2019, York Region Council approved a place-based approach to developing York Region’s Community Safety & Well-Being (CSWB) Plan and authorized a process to identify geographic areas of focus. United Way Greater Toronto (UWGT) has partnered with York Region and South Markham Connects to support a place-based Community Action Table (CAT) in South-Central Markham to help deliver on the CSWB plan.

As part of this work, UWGT has provided South Markham Connects with a total of $27,000 for seven $1,000 Resident Initiatives and two $10,000 grant for an Agency Initiatives in round two to support local neighbourhoods to start new actions in parallel with the work and priorities of the Community Action Table.

Join us in one of our 3 Info Sessions to learn more about this grant and how to apply! Register today on this form: https://forms.gle/pZYpit3v4Pt3hCQZ9

– April 6th, 2022 | 12PM – 1PM (Online – Zoom)
– April 16th, 2022| 12PM – 1PM (In-Person – Location TBD)
– April 28th, 2022 | 6PM – 7PM (Online – Zoom)

Quick Action Grants Info Session by South Markham Community Action Table

In November 2019, York Region Council approved a place-based approach to developing York Region’s Community Safety & Well-Being (CSWB) Plan and authorized a process to identify geographic areas of focus. United Way Greater Toronto (UWGT) has partnered with York Region and South Markham Connects to support a place-based Community Action Table (CAT) in South-Central Markham to help deliver on the CSWB plan.

As part of this work, UWGT has provided South Markham Connects with a total of $27,000 for seven $1,000 Resident Initiatives and two $10,000 grant for an Agency Initiatives in round two to support local neighbourhoods to start new actions in parallel with the work and priorities of the Community Action Table.

Join us in one of our 3 Info Sessions to learn more about this grant and how to apply! Register today on this form: https://forms.gle/pZYpit3v4Pt3hCQZ9

– April 6th, 2022 | 12PM – 1PM (Online – Zoom)
– April 16th, 2022| 12PM – 1PM (In-Person – Location TBD)
– April 28th, 2022 | 6PM – 7PM (Online – Zoom)

Quick Action Grants Info Session by South Markham Community Action Table

In November 2019, York Region Council approved a place-based approach to developing York Region’s Community Safety & Well-Being (CSWB) Plan and authorized a process to identify geographic areas of focus. United Way Greater Toronto (UWGT) has partnered with York Region and South Markham Connects to support a place-based Community Action Table (CAT) in South-Central Markham to help deliver on the CSWB plan.

As part of this work, UWGT has provided South Markham Connects with a total of $27,000 for seven $1,000 Resident Initiatives and two $10,000 grant for an Agency Initiatives in round two to support local neighbourhoods to start new actions in parallel with the work and priorities of the Community Action Table.

Join us in one of our 3 Info Sessions to learn more about this grant and how to apply! Register today on this form: https://forms.gle/pZYpit3v4Pt3hCQZ9

– April 6th, 2022 | 12PM – 1PM (Online – Zoom)
– April 16th, 2022| 12PM – 1PM (In-Person – Location TBD)
– April 28th, 2022 | 6PM – 7PM (Online – Zoom)

Quick Action Grants Info Session by South Markham Connects

In November 2019, York Region Council approved a place-based approach to developing York Region’s Community Safety & Well-Being (CSWB) Plan and authorized a process to identify geographic areas of focus. United Way Greater Toronto (UWGT) has partnered with York Region and South Markham Connects to support a place-based Community Action Table (CAT) in South-Central Markham to help deliver on the CSWB plan.

As part of this work, UWGT has provided South Markham Connects with a total of $15,000 for residents and agencies, $1,000 for each Resident Initiative and a $10,000 grant for an Agency Initiative in round one to support local neighbourhoods to start new actions in parallel with the work and priorities of the Community Action Table.

Join us in one of our 3 Info Sessions to learn more about this grant and how to apply!  Please submit your information on this form: https://forms.gle/vioRhKnC4ju6wB4K9 and a link will be provided.

– December 15th, 2021 |10AM – 12PM (Online – Zoom)
– December 20th, 2021 | 4PM – 6PM (Online – Zoom)
– January 17th, 2022 | 10AM – 12PM (Online & In-person)

Quick Action Grants Info Session by South Markham Connects

In November 2019, York Region Council approved a place-based approach to developing York Region’s Community Safety & Well-Being (CSWB) Plan and authorized a process to identify geographic areas of focus. United Way Greater Toronto (UWGT) has partnered with York Region and South Markham Connects to support a place-based Community Action Table (CAT) in South-Central Markham to help deliver on the CSWB plan.

As part of this work, UWGT has provided South Markham Connects with a total of $15,000 for residents and agencies, $1,000 for each Resident Initiative and a $10,000 grant for an Agency Initiative in round one to support local neighbourhoods to start new actions in parallel with the work and priorities of the Community Action Table.

Join us in one of our 3 Info Sessions to learn more about this grant and how to apply!  Please submit your information on this form: https://forms.gle/vioRhKnC4ju6wB4K9 and a link will be provided.

– December 15th, 2021 |10AM – 12PM (Online – Zoom)
– December 20th, 2021 | 4PM – 6PM (Online – Zoom)
– January 17th, 2022 | 10AM – 12PM (Online & In-person)

Quick Action Grants Info Session by South Markham Connects

In November 2019, York Region Council approved a place-based approach to developing York Region’s Community Safety & Well-Being (CSWB) Plan and authorized a process to identify geographic areas of focus. United Way Greater Toronto (UWGT) has partnered with York Region and South Markham Connects to support a place-based Community Action Table (CAT) in South-Central Markham to help deliver on the CSWB plan.

As part of this work, UWGT has provided South Markham Connects with a total of $15,000 for residents and agencies, $1,000 for each Resident Initiative and a $10,000 grant for an Agency Initiative in round one to support local neighbourhoods to start new actions in parallel with the work and priorities of the Community Action Table.

Join us in one of our 3 Info Sessions to learn more about this grant and how to apply!  Please submit your information on this form: https://forms.gle/vioRhKnC4ju6wB4K9 and a link will be provided.

– December 15th, 2021 |10AM – 12PM (Online – Zoom)
– December 20th, 2021 | 4PM – 6PM (Online – Zoom)
– January 17th, 2022 | 10AM – 12PM (Online & In-person)

COVID 19 – HOW AND WHERE YOU CAN HELP!

In today’s unprecedented environment, with the world in a State of Emergency, there are always communities and individuals ready and willing to help. In a pandemic, this becomes even more challenging when we cannot physically get together. Communities, organizations and individuals are all responsible to be diligent at Social Distancing. This is taking ACTION! This is making a difference!

There are new and emerging ways that individuals can contribute and an increasing need for support now, and in the near future, to ensure the health of our communities, charities and non-profits. As many organizations work through how to protect their communities safely and responsibly, we all need to remain patient and understanding. There are numerous resources available at Volunteer Canada https://volunteer.ca for both organizations and volunteers.

Volunteer Markham is here to help connect you to needed support! Please review the following list of ways to make a difference locally!

SCOUTS CANADA is still scouting and currently recruiting for Group Leaders! Please review their website at https://www.scouts.ca/volunteer/overview.html and/or email daisy.gao@scouts.ca for more information on how to volunteer.

Markham Cares Food Drive: Donate food items at any Markham Fire Station or at Longos, No Frills, Fresh Co, Whole Food Market. For more information click on https://www.markham.ca/wps/portal/home

Canada Sews – York Region:  This wonderful community initiative in Markham has grown to support all of York Region.  On April 21, 2020 8,000 ladies and gents across Canada have sewn more than 20,000 face masks, headbands, scrub caps and scrub bags for frontline workers, shelters, seniors and First Nations communities.  Volunteers are sewing, delivering, donating materials and helping to administer to help our community stay as safe as possible.  If you would like to help or are a frontline worker in need of any of these items please email canadasews.markham@gmail.com .  For more information click on https://www.facebook.com/groups/canadasewsmarkham/

CHATS: We know seniors are experiencing new challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but CHATS is here to help. CHATS have adapted some of their existing supports and have come up with some new ways to help. Urgently needs Personal Protective Equipment. Call 905-713-6596 to learn more about Telephone Socials, Telephone Security Checks and Visits, Meals on Wheels, Supports for Caregivers and how you can help. Please consider donating to CHATS. CHATS is in urgent need for Personal Protection Equipment for their front line workers. http://www.chats.on.ca

KIDS Help Phone needs you!  You can practice social distancing and still ensure that you are helping kids when kids need someone.  For three decades, young people have been reaching out to Kids Help Phone for the support they need.  In 2018, in partnership with Crisis Text Line, Kids Help Phone launched the first ever 24/7, free, nationwide texting service. Through Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone, young people can chat confidentially with trained, volunteer Crisis Responders.  Learn how to volunteer and/or support Kids Help Phone now at https://kidshelpphone.ca/get-involved/participate/call-volunteers-crisis-text-line/ 

Markham Stouffville Hospital: Urgently needs Personal Protective Equipment . Click https://www.helpmsh.ca/ for more information (including how to create or support an online fundraiser).

Mon Sheong Foundation: Urgently needs Personal Protective Equipment (Level 2 Masks, masks with face shields, washable gowns, disposable gowns). Visit http://www.monsheong.org for various ways of giving or email samanthaho@monsheong.org.

Nanny Angel Network: Volunteers Needed. Volunteer support has been moved to a virtual opportunity to help mothers with cancer and their children. Email:
volunteer@nannyangelnetwork.com to learn more or to help.

Participation House “Making life better for people with disabilities”: Volunteers are needed to do grocery shopping for essential items. They have 4 locations in Markham for drop off  https://participationhouse.net/   Please email prerna.mehta@participationhouse.net

Yellow Brick House: Emergency Shelter is remaining operational as an essential service. Please visit https://www.yellowbrickhouse.org/ and review their “Wish List”. All donated items must be new.

Please remember, there are many ways to give!

You can donate financially to a charity of choice at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/

You can donate blood. Learn more at http://www.blood.ca

You can write letters or draw pictures for seniors or health care workers! Once completed you could snap a picture and email it to mirja.raita@volunteermarkham.ca

Currently, there is an emerging request for sewers to create “at home” face masks (not to be substituted for the PPE requirements for front line workers) for individual use. For more information on how to make these masks or where you can donate them please contact mirja.raita@volunteermarkham.ca

You NEED to stay safe, stay informed and stay connected!

Together we will get through this!