Archive for March, 2021

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Update

    30 March 2021 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    Please Get Vaccinated When It's Your Turn

    The City of Toronto is now accepting those 70 and older at any of their vaccination clinics.

    You can book an appointment at immunization clinics in Toronto using the Province’s vaccination registration system (note browser requirements) or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-888-999-6488 (TTY 1-866-797-0007).

    You can find a clinic here: https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-how-to-get-vaccinated/?accordion=city-immunization-clinics

    Starting April 1, 2021, select pharmacies across the province are booking appointments for AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for eligible people ages 55 or older in 2021. Please contact a major pharmacy near you to see if they are offering this service or to book an appointment.

    For more information please visit the City of Toronto's website: https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/

  • The Contributing Factors to Suicide Can Be Treated

    04 March 2021 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    Abrigo's Monthly Contribution to Discover Magazine Looks at Preventing Suicide

    Cidalia Pereira, the Abrigo Centre's Supervisor, Counselling Services, examines how parents, friends and colleagues can assist those dealing with depression and having suicidal thoughts.

    Read more about this in this month's Discover Magazine: https://www.magazinediscover.com/2021/03/suicide-like-disease-can-treated/

  • International Women's Day Arrives March 8

    03 March 2021 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    Will You #ChooseToChallenge?

    Marked annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day is one of the most important days on our calendar that reflects on the achievements and progress made by women worldwide and documents how far we still need to go to create change and achieve gender equality.

    It’s a day we celebrate all acts of courage and determination that extraordinary women have exhibited in the history of their countries and communities. It’s also a day to raise awareness about women’s equality and to reflect on important changes that must be made regarding the many archaic patriarchal standards that are still being imposed and performed by a host of different cultures. 

    The campaign theme for International Women's Day 2021, is #ChooseToChallenge. In other words, chose to challenge outdated norms be it personal or social and incite change that makes a difference.

    Chose to challenge yourself and create your own history. If everyone could change some small thing within yourself to make a better world, together we can create a new and more equal society. 

    After this devasting time with social isolation due to the COVID-19, we would like you to reflect about…

    1. What are the lessons and changes that this period has brought to you? 
    2. How can you challenge yourself this year to make a personal or societal change?
    3. How can you contribute to a gender equal society? 

    So, let's all #ChooseToChallenge!

    Additional resources:

    International Women’s Day: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/

    Status of Women Canada: https://cfc-swc.gc.ca/commemoration/iwd-jif/index-en.html

    United Nations: https://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/international-womens-day

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