Author: Soraya Mangal

Local Women Celebrated as Community Trailblazers

In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, the Social Services Network joined forces with the City of Markham to honour women leaders in the community. Local community leaders who have brought change and growth to the empowerment of women were celebrated at the Markham Civic Centre. Regional Councillor Nirmala Armstrong, Honourary Chair of the local International Women’s Day celebration joined Mayor Frank Scarpitti and council members in recognizing the accomplishments of local women. Speakers at the event included Dr. Dionne Duncan, Senior Manager Development and Advancement of International Missions, and Nicole Brugger, Training Officer, Markham Fire and Emergency...

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Minister Philpott Encourages Local Students to Give Back

Feb. 28 – Jane Philpott, MP Markham-Stouffville and Minister of Health gave a call-to-action to students in the ME to WE Leadership Program at Markham District High School. Minister Philpott kicked off the two-way dialogue with the students by stating that politics and medicine foster the similar goals of making people want to feel healthy. She added that the social issues affecting people are what makes them healthy. Stress, poverty, emotions, joblessness, and societal challenges contribute to the Social Determinacy of Health along with homes, education, and how someone is treated based on their gender, culture and sexual orientation. Many of these...

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Markham-Stouffville Crisis Pregnancy Center thrives on community support

February 25 – If it weren’t for community support, the Markham-Stouffville Crisis Pregnancy Centre (MSCPC) would not be standing today – or able to help those who need it most. 2016 was a groundbreaking year for the non-profit organization who saw their clientele double, their debt disappear, their storage space quadruple, and the face of their organization change. The MSCPC held their Annual General Meeting Feb. 25 at The Bridge Community Church in Markham where they discussed changes, challenges and triumphs in areas ranging from communications and staffing to increasingly complex client needs. Executive Director, Janice Russell has spent the...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Markham Museum

    November 5, 2017 - December 31, 2018