“If These Walls Could Talk,” an excellent critical documentary film that traces the history of what was back in late 1800′s known as The Provincial Lunatic Asylum – later called The Ontario Mental Hospital – at some point in time became known as ’999′ – to what we know today as CAMH – 1001 Queen St. West.
This screening will take place at PARC, 1499 Queen Street West, on Monday March 10, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
After the screening, there will be two speakers to share their lived experience, and also Dream Team Member Bronwen Rose Sims, and the film’s producers Naomi Berlyne and Sibyl Katherine Likely will be on hand for a panel discussion and Q & A from the audience.
This promises to be not only an interesting, engaging event, it will be also for some a healing event as well.
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We’ll support Ontario Health Coalition’s rally, “Raising the Alarm for Health Care,” 12 noon. Starting from Queen’s Park and marching down University Ave past Hospital Row. “We’ll walk down holding alarm clocks, and hopefully we’ll have nursing and med students come out in their scrubs for great visual effects, and a “Honk for Healthcare” riding alongside us.” This day marks the expiry of the 2004 Health Accord, and the federal government has refused to negotiate a new accord, so it will be the last day that the Federal Government transfers automatic health subsidies to the Provinces.
For more information, see here and here.
Sat., Mar. 8 — “Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women in Canada”, 11 am – 3:30 pm at The Church of The Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. Program and registration details are here. This program is co-sponsored by OWN. There is also, as usual, the rally, march, and fair on this day (see poster here).
Sat., Mar. 15 — Swan Lake ballet, with National Ballet dancers Sonia Rodriguez and Piotr Stanczyk, 2 pm at The Four Seasons (University & Queen). Telephone 416.345.9595 to book tickets. Seniors $20.
OWN members who have provided email addresses to OWN will have received our first e-newsletter by now.
To contact the Social Link of OWN, try either email@example.com or 416.242.6446 (please leave a message on the recording machine). When you contact me, please explain that it is to do with OWN. Our next meeting of Social Link will be Sat., Apr. 5, 1:30-4:30 pm at 115 The Esplanade (door code 246).
Regards, Susan Mansfield-Jones
The Older Women’s Network, in collaboration with another organization, may have an opportunity to partner in building housing, possibly a low-cost condo. The goal is to build affordable housing as near to rapid transit / subway as possible, near central Toronto.
A potential developer requires that we have a minimum of 75 people who are willing to pay a reasonable premium in order to design and build a building in which people would be able to “age in place.” This means that the whole building, including every unit, would be wheelchair-accessible (all doorways and bathrooms), and kitchens would be designed to be convertible for a wheelchair user if the resident becomes wheelchair-bound.
If you would be interested in living in such a building, please complete the short survey, so we might gauge the possible need for this type of housing.
- Rally: 11 am (252 Bloor Street West, OISE Building)
March: 1 pm
- Fair: 1:30 pm (55 Gould Street, Ryerson University)
For more info
Rally + March organized by Women Working with Immigrant Women + IWD Organizing Committee.
Fair organized by Ryerson Women + Trans* Centre
Funding provided by UNIFOR, USW, The Society, CUPE and CFS-Ontario