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Community Healing and Unity Grants 2024

This year The Trustee Hub, in collaboration with the City of Toronto, has embarked on a mission to support community development and resilience through the distribution of the Community Healing and Unity Grants (CHU).

These Grants, amounting to $90,000, are designed for grassroots groups to spearhead initiatives aligning with the National Day Against Gun Violence, proclaimed to be recognized annually on the first Friday of June. This day serves to honor gun violence victims, raise awareness about the issue, and encourage collective problem-solving.

The supported groups include KINxFOLK, which hosts a Healers’ Market and Youth Symposium offering yoga, journaling workshops, and community meals in Zone 1. Think 2wice in Zone 2 will screen a docuseries highlighting the stories of incarcerated individuals affected by gun violence. Okwera Academy in Zone 3 is focusing on career advancement for Black communities to combat gun violence. Mothers of Peace Regent Park in Zone 4 will support mothers impacted by violence with a documentary viewing and panel discussion. In Zone 5, Scarborough Healing Community and Homefront Community Services will conduct healing circles, youth mentorship, and art therapy sessions to address trauma and violence.


KINxFOLK

Event Title: KINxFOLK Youth Anti-violence Symposium
Event Description: A Healers’ Market and Youth Symposium will include yoga, a journaling workshop to explore self-care and goal setting, a community meal, and a panel discussion on community healing
Event Date & Time: Healers’ Market on Sunday, June 9th @ 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Event Location: Black Creek Community Farm at 4929 Jane Street, Toronto ON
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/youth-anti-violence-symposium-a-healers-market-tickets-911594542817?aff=oddtdtcreator


Think 2wice

Event Title: Gun Violence Awareness Day Event
Event Description: Screening event of docuseries that showcases the stories, hardships and mistakes of 14 incarcerated individuals who are serving life sentences for gun violence. This event is not open to the general public. 


Okwera Academy

Event Title: 'Breaking the Cycle: Career Advancement to Combat Gun Violence’ 
Event Description: This seminar will support Black communities with events and activities such as a social media campaign, gun violence awareness panel and employment and career focused workshops
Event Date & Time: June 7th @ 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Event Location: Virtual (Online) 
For more information head to https://okweracademy-breakingthecycle.com/ 


Mothers of Peace Regent Park

Event Title: Rallies/ Mothers of Peace Healing Seminar
Event Description: This project will support mothers impacted by community violence and their families by hosting a documentary viewing and panel discussion about vulnerability and healing.
Event Date & Time: June 7th @ 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Event Location: 540 Dundas and 585 Dundas street East, Toronto, ON
Tickets Available: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/national-day-against-gun-violence-tickets-911481625077?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=ebdsshcopyurl 


Scarborough Healing Community

Event Title: Scarborough Community Healing and Youth Empowerment 
Event Description: A community event with healing circles, youth leadership training and mentorship. 
Event Date & Time: July 6th 2024 @ 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM 
Event Location: Cornell Park, Toronto, ON


Homefront Community Services

Event Title: ‘Canvas of Peace: Integrating Conflict Resolution and Art Therapy' 
Event Description: This event will combine the principles of conflict resolution with the therapeutic benefits of art therapy to address the impact of trauma and violence within communities.
Event Date & Time: June 7th 2024 @ 10:00 AM 
Event Location: 1967 Ellesmere Road, Scarborough, ON
Registration: Done on site



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