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  Community Greeting


Dear METRAC community,

Due to circumstances beyond our control, METRAC’s Annual General Meeting scheduled for October 27 has been postponed to November 30, 2016 at 6:00pm. We will be sending more information in a separate eBlast in the coming weeks. As always, you can visit METRAC’s website for the latest news and updates. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we look forward to sharing METRAC’s work with you.

Best wishes,

The METRAC Team

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   METRAC News


New Webinars on Family Law


The Community Justice Program (CJP) has added three new webinars related to family law and safety issues to the many resources of the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) campaign. FLEW webinars are delivered by METRAC’s Legal Director in partnership with community legal experts. Check out these new titles on the FLEW website:

1. How and When to Prove Abuse in Family Court
2. Child Custody/Access: Ideas for Single Mothers
3. Staying Home after Abuse: Court Orders that can Help

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Thank you to all community members, volunteers, staff and board members who participated in this year’s marathon fundraiser. METRAC team members completed the 5K race in less than ideal weather but left with smiles on their faces! The online fundraising will stay open until October 31, 2016. Click here for more details.


   Community News


Attend a screening of "The Prison in Twelve Landscapes" with METRAC

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Join METRAC for an afternoon at the movies on Thursday, November 24, from 3:30pm to 5:30pm for a viewing of “The Prison in Twelve Landscapes”. This movie explores the prison system in the United States and questions who gets policed and criminalized. Contact Gabrielle at communication@metrac.org before November 18 if you’d like to be part of our group booking, and access the Facebook event for more details on the screening.

This FREE event is organized by the Regent Park Film Festival, who is dedicated to showcasing local and international independent works relevant to people from all walks of life, with a focus on inviting those of us from low income and public housing communities. The films we present break stereotypes and show that no one place or person has just one story. Consult their website here.

Planning for a Community Hub - Vaughan Road Academy


METRAC is calling all community agencies with an interest in planning for the future of a new Community Hub space at Vaughan Road Academy, which may close in June 2017. The building is in mid-Toronto and includes an indoor pool, a large cafeteria and industrial kitchen, a gym, and a spacious auditorium and theatre space. Community organizations are invited to a roundtable discussion on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 529 Vaughan Road to explore options for community organizations seeking space to provide programs for seniors, youth, women’s services, and health promotion, to name a few. Please contact info@metrac.org if you are interested in attending to meet potential partners and to host an agency informational table.