Community Expression Through Art

Margarets proudly supports local production and independent voices from the communities we serve. The viewpoints expressed in the following independently produced community access program do not necessarily reflect those of Margarets, the Toronto Animated Image Society or the Toronto Arts Council.

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“this is my buddy - no problems here”

I’m sure we’ve all known a “Joe” at some point in our lives, you know that guy who runs a tight ship, speaks bluntly, and is a little rough around the edges. You might’ve been a little intimidated by “Joe’s” gruff nature but in time, he quickly became one of your favourite people. His passion is unwavering and his work ethic is admirable.

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Margaret’s Staff Saves Lives

Did you know that September is National Recovery Month? During the month of September, Canadians in recovery from addiction join with friends and family to build awareness, challenge societal stigma, and celebrate the role that recovery plays in improving the lives of individuals, families, workplaces and communities.

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Calling all Margaret's Supporters

Margaret’s is excited to announce that Metro Drugs, a local pharmacy here in Toronto, is kindly holding a fundraiser on behalf of Margaret’s! This fundraiser will take place over the next 3 months, from now until the end of October. When you make a purchase at Metro, you can donate $2, $5, or $10 at the register – doesn’t get much easier than that!

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Jane's Story

Thank you for your support of Margaret’s transitional housing for women. This program provides a safe living space for women with mental health challenges to regain their confidence through stability and community.

Jane came to Canada 5 years ago from China, to be with her husband who she had met online through an international marriage agency. Full of hope, Jane thought she had found love and a life-long companion.

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Irina's Story

At Margaret’s your support is everything! Margaret’s staff and volunteers play a special role to ensure your gifts create the biggest impact possible through the supports and services provided to those in need. We are launching a monthly newsletter to communicate just how important heroes like you are to the clients at Margaret’s. Please scroll down to read a story about a client named Irina.

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B Corporations are coming together as a force for good in Toronto

"B in Action" is a community project created to demonstrate what happens when businesses focused on the triple bottom line (People, Planet & Profit) come together in support of a good cause. Certified BCorporations, startups and pending BCorps were invited to do good by donating produc and funds to support a local charitable organization. 

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Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent

Listening to This One Song Reduces Anxiety by 65 Percent, Neuroscientists Discover.  This song was specifically designed to induce this highly relaxed state. Created by Marconi Union, the musicians teamed up with sound therapists to carefully arranged harmonies, rhythms and bass lines, which in turn slow a listener’s heart rate and blood pressure, while also lowering stress hormones like cortisol.  In fact, the music is so effective, that many of the female participants became drowsy — to the point where lead researcher Dr. David Lewis-Hodgson advises against listening to it while driving.

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New Park and Trail Launch the Next Era of Ontario Place

For the first time in more than 40 years, Ontario residents and visitors can enjoy a spectacular part of Toronto's waterfront at Ontario Place's newly opened park and trail.  As progress on Ontario Place continues, the site will be at the centre of the action as the province celebrates Ontario's 150th anniversary, a year-long celebration that aims to honour Ontario's past, showcase the present and inspire future generations.

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Food Evolution | A fresh, Provocative Perspective On The Critical Issue of Food

From Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy (THE GARDEN, FAME HIGH, OT: OUR TOWN) and narrated by esteemed science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson, FOOD EVOLUTION is set amidst a brutally polarized debate marked by fear, distrust, and confusion: the controversy surrounding GMOs and food. 

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Personal Emergency Leave for All Workers

Ontario is taking historic action to create more opportunity and security for workers with a plan for Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs. As part of this plan, the government will expand personal emergency leave to include an across-the-board minimum of at least two paid days per year for all workers. 

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