What was once Father Henry Carr Middle School is now home to 11 agencies that offer a wide range of social services to the entire Rexdale community. Its creation resulted from a United Way report on priority districts.Read more
Federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay announces funding for a gang intervention program in Weston-Mount Dennis.
The federal government is giving a local youth organization half a million dollars to launch an intensive gang intervention program.
Justice Minister Peter MacKay made the announcement Thursday at For Youth Initiative, the agency that will run the three-year project to reintegrate and support youth who have been involved in the criminal justice system or in gangs in Weston-Mount Dennis.
The province’s new coordinated plan sets out 20”outcomes” and support tools for 18 ministries working with youth in a continued effort to stem Toronto gun violence, according to a report released on Tuesday.
Stepping Up: A strategic Framework to Help Ontario’s Youth Succeed, provides a list of concrete outcomes that will aid policy development for 18 government ministries that serve youth, in an effort to ensure that the most needy young people across the province get the support and services they need to be healthy and make smart choices.Read more
Revrand Al Bowen, pastor of the Abundant Life Assembly in Rexdale, Lekan Olawoye, Executive Director of the For-youth –initiative, Anthony Perruzza, Councillor Ward 8 – York West and Deputy Police Chief Mark Saunders join Jeff and try and hash out the the solution to youth violence in the City of Toronto.Read more