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November Events 2018

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City of Toronto Event Listings—Lots of good stuff

Toronto Public Library

Big events with huge authors and speakers at the Reference Library (789 Yonge Street

November: Financial Info Month

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Tuesday November 06, 2018 1st Steps to a Clean Credit Report

Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will learn: About credit scores and how they work About credit ratings and how they work How to understand your credit report How to get your credit report Actions on your credit report and how they work How long actions stay on your credit report What to do if there are issues with your credit report Pre-registration required – email for confirmation. 5:00-6:00

Consolidated Credit, 505 Consumers Rd. Suite 400

November 9th Disability Tax Credit – RDSP

Information on the disability tax credit and other disability benefits available to qualifying individuals as well as education on the RDSP and how it can help a disable person save in the long term Contact: Richard Haggins 416-228-3328 Credit Canada Debt Solutions  4600 Bathurst St. 1:30-3:30.


John Stapleton, Open Policy Ontario, will help you understand how to get the most from income security programs. Workbooks provided. All are welcome! Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Ontario Disability Support.   1 – 3:30 pm Malvern Branch, 30 Sewells Rd. Co-presented with Scarborough Community Renewal Organization

And more!

Mantra Meditation Classes

These meditation lessons include three simple and effective mantra meditation techniques. The first involves the breath and will relax and rejuvenate you. The second includes meditation beads and encourages the mind to rest in the peaceful sound of the mantra. The third technique uses music and is very effective and enjoyable. No need to register, simply show up!

Annex – College/Shaw Library
766 College Street (College and Shaw)

Monday October 22: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday October 29: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday November 5: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday November 12: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday November 19: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday November 26: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday December 3: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday December 10: 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Stress Management Thru Restorative Meditation Classes

These classes consists of a relaxing meditation session and tension relieving stretches.

Silverthorn – The Evelyn Gregory Library
120 Trowell Avenue (Keele and Eglinton Ave. West)

Saturday November 17 : 11:00am to noon

• To register please call 416-394-1006.
• No yoga mat required.

Pape/Danforth Library
701 Pape Ave. (just south of Danforth)

Saturday October 20: 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Saturday November 17: 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Saturday December 15: 2:00pm to 3:00pm

• To register for these classes please phone 416-393-7727.
• No yoga mat required.

East York – Walter Stewart Library
170 Memorial Park Ave. (east of Donaldson, south of Cosburn)

Saturday November 24: 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Saturday December 15: 12:30pm to 1:30pm

• For more information please email us at
• No yoga mat required.

Eglington/Dufferin – The Maria A,. Shchuka Library
1745 Eglinton Ave. West (Eglinton/W of Dufferin).

Saturday November 3: 11:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday December 1: 11:00am to 12:00pm

An EnChanted Evening

Every Sunday from 6:00pm to 8pm at Trinity-St. Paul’s Church, 427 Bloor St. West (just west of Spadina). These evenings are free of charge but donations are gratefully accepted to cover the cost of the meal.

Join us for our Sunday evening group meditation. Feel yourself transported to another realm by the beautiful chanting of sacred mantras, and breathing meditation. Two methods of meditation will be taught and practiced. One using the breath and another accompanied by beautiful music called kirtan. A delicious vegetarian dinner will be served. You will leave feeling refreshed, renewed and satisfied. These gatherings are free of charge. No need to register, simply show up!

As one of our teachers has a compromised immune system we ask that you don’t attend if you are sick. Thank you for your consideration.

Meditation Locations Map


All of our meditation classes are free of charge. If you’d like to attend please contact us for directions or simply show up. (Please note if you would like to attend the Oakwood class please register by calling 416-394-1040)

November 6 Taking the Rap: Women Doing Time for Society’s Crimes – Women’s Perspectives on Prison: Presentation & Panel

Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar

122 Bond St, Toronto 7:00-9:30 – //

Join us for an evening of women sharing perspectives on prison. This event is a celebration of Ann Hansen’s latest book, Taking the Rap, released this summer from Between the Lines Press, as well as the launch of 2019 Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners calendar, featuring the theme of Health/Care.

Location: Ryerson Image Arts Building, 122 Bond St., Toronto

Room IMA 307

About the speakers:

Ann Hansen has spent many years in prison and on parole as a consequence of her participation in a radical anarchist group that carried out a series of bombings against Canadian government and corporate targets in the early 1980s. When Ann was arrested along with the four other members of what would be known as the Vancouver 5, her long-time commitment to prison abolition suddenly became much more personal. The bonds and experiences that she would share with other imprisoned women in the years to come only strengthened her resolve.

Joey Twins, spirit name Redstone Woman Who Walks With Fire, is a Cree True Spirit Woman from Alberta and a knowledge keeper, spiritual advisor, and motivational speaker.

Joan Ruzsa is the coordinator of Rittenhouse, an abolitionist organization that advocates for community alternatives to incarceration.

Sara Falconer is a member of the the Certain Days collective. The calendar is a joint fundraising and educational project between outside organizers in Montreal, Hamilton, New York and Baltimore, with political prisoners being held in maximum-security prisons.

This event is organized with the support of the Certain Days collective; the 2019 Certain Days Freedom for Political Prisoners calendar will be available at the launch. Copies of Ann’s book will also be available for sale.

Venue is wheelchair accessible, including the bathrooms. This event is free of charge and supported by Ryerson’s School of Image Arts, Documentary Media Department, and Criminology Department.

November 8th Announcement by Ontario Government about changes to OW / ODSP. There will be various events around the city.

100 Days: Take Action Before November 8!

Take action now to help ensure their November 8 announcement moves Ontario’s social assistance programs – Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) – in the right direction.

You can respond to Minister Lisa McLeod’s statement: “we need to do more than just help people remain mired in poverty” and instead “help stabilize people in need and support them to succeed”. Response and system change should be based on:

  1. Income Adequacy
  2. Economic and Social Inclusion
  3. Access and Dignity
  4. Reconciliation with Indigenous people
  5. Human Rights, Equity, and Fairness.

Take action before: November 8th and Check sites like the following to find out what is happening after November 8th: like //,, and more…

Wednesday November 14th Put Food in The  Budget and OCAP—Town Hall

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6pm – 8 pm St Luke’s United Church – 353 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, ON [Dinner Provided. Wheelchair Accessible Venue]


Remembrance Day November 11 at various locations

100th anniversary of the end of World War I. This year’s Nov. 11 ceremonies will commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Korean War armistice, the 10th anniversary of the first National Peacekeepers Day and 100 years since the end of the First World War.  //

Tue, 20 November 2018 Under Pressure: 5 Ideas for Housing Now

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST This event is free but registration is required. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

This event is proudly co-presented by Wellesley institute, Co-operative Housing Federation and Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association.


YMCA – Metro YMCA, Auditorium, 20 Grosvenor Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 2V5

Nov 20th 6-8:30 Housing In Focus – Report Launch & Community Panel

The conversations are summarized in the Housing in Focus: What We Heard Report, which will be presented during our Nov. 20 event.

The Housing In Focus Celebration of Community Engagement event will conclude with a panel of community leaders discussing how they would like to be engaged to help address Toronto’s ongoing housing crisis.

Hosted by Centre for Social Innovation – Spadina

192 Spadina Avenue Bottom Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5T
//  Central – Toronto’s Urban Issues Conference

December 1, 2018 International Day of Persons with Disabilities Event (Official Government event)

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Keynote by government representatives with Q&A. Panel discussion on mentorships and internships that are inclusive of or especially for persons with disabilities. Exhibit tables from employment agencies and disability organizations. Refreshments

Collaborating Organizations: Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians, Balance for Blind Adults, Canadian Hearing Society, Centre for Independent Living – Toronto, CNIB, Springtide Resources, Students for Barrier-Free Access


Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Rooms 308-309, Toronto //

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