MUKTA Advertising is excited to be promoting partner for the Third Annual Colours of Love International Concert to be held at the Hammerson Hall, Mississauga Living Art Centre ON Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 6pm onwards.
The Mission of Colours of Love International Concert is spreading love and celebrating diversity through the performing arts and raising awareness for mental health. International stars from abroad will feature singing and dancing.
A multi-cultural, multi-community expression of love and appreciation of music and performing arts, bringing together people and organizations.
Its purpose is to gather people of different nationalities together to experience and celebrate multiculturalism through music and art. Bringing together some of the most talented international performers in the world, the Colours of Love concert showcases beauty in musical diversity. It is a unique platform where people can acquaint themselves and appreciate the art and allure of a variety of different ethnic backgrounds.
“The Colours of Love International Concert will be an incredible evening of unique and varied top performances from across the Globe. The COL vision of spending love for each other and diversity by exposing us all to each other’s top talents is inspiring and to do so all together at one concert has the opportunity of merging aver different communities into one. So, come for the great global talent and love the evening for the beauty of the diversity both on the stage and in the Hall. It will be a night not to be forgotten,” said Brian Crombie, COL Board Member, CFO Ottawa Senators and Past President of Mississauga Arts Council.
Three hours of music and dance with popular, professional artists conceived, planned, directed and executed by Maggie Habieda of Fotografia, with the support of a strong Executive Committee and help from dozens of sponsors and volunteers!
Purchase your Tickets TODAY! http://tickets.coloursoflove.ca | $50.00 - $150.00 (HST included, service fees extra). Student and Senior discounts available. Run time: 160 minutes, includes intermission *subject to change.
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September 24, 2018
Members of the public can now confirm if they are on the voters' list for the City of Toronto municipal election on October 22. The list identifies eligible electors, including their name and address as well as their school support.
Checking the voters' list early gives eligible electors time to add their names to the list, or to make changes to their information, such as a change of address. Being on the voters' list will also save time at the voting location.
Residents can check if they are on the voters’ list at https://www.toronto.ca/elections/myvote or by calling 416-338-1111.
How to be added to the voters’ list
New for this election, until October 1, eligible electors can add or edit their information online by using MyVote, available at https://www.toronto.ca/elections/myvote.
In order for eligible electors to appear on the final election day voters’ list, all revisions must be submitted to Election Services by October 14. This can be done:
• In person at one of the City Clerk’s office locations: Toronto City Hall; the Etobicoke, North York and Scarborough civic centres; or the Election Services office at 89 Northline Rd.
• By calling Election Services at 416-338-1111.
After October 14, eligible electors can add their name to the voters’ list when they vote on October 22.
Voter information cards in the mail
Voter information cards are being mailed to every eligible elector on the voters' list. The cards provide information about when and where to vote either during the advance vote October 10 to 14 or on election day, Monday, October 22. If a voter information card is not received, eligible electors can use MyVote to view their card at https://www.toronto.ca/elections/myvote.
Electors are encouraged to bring their voter information card with them when they vote. It will help make voting faster and easier. Electors can use their mobile device to show their voter information card electronically.
All electors are required to have identification showing their name and qualifying Toronto address. A complete list of identification is available at http://www.toronto.ca/elections/voters. The voter information card cannot be used as identification.
More information about Toronto's 2018 municipal election is available at http://www.toronto.ca/elections.
#NationalDefence; #CanadianArmedForces; #GregoryLick; #Ombudsperson; #HarjitS.Sajjan; #GaryWalbourne
Ottawa, Sept 21 (Canadian-Media): National Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today welcomed the appointment of Gregory Lick as the interim Ombudsperson for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, media reports said.
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“I welcome Mr. Lick as the interim Ombudsperson. Mr. Lick’s extensive experience in the Government of Canada and leadership in the Canadian Coast Guard will serve DND employees and CAF members well. I would also like to extend my thanks to Mr. Walbourne for his service as DND/CAF Ombudsperson,” said Sajjan.
Harjit S. Sajjan/Facebook
Sajjan also thanked Gary Walbourne for his service to the Defence community as Ombudsperson since 2014.
The Ombudsperson is responsible for investigates complaints and serves as a neutral third party on matters related to the Department and the Canadian Armed Forces and the welfare of its members and employees.
Reporting directly to the Minister of National Defence, the Ombudsperson acts independently of the chain of command and managers.
Apart from Lick's service onboard Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) icebreakers and search and rescue vessels for 30 year, he had also worked to develop the shipbuilding procurement and fleet renewal strategies.
Effective November 1, 2018 Lick will serve as the interim Ombudsperson for a term of up to eight months or until a new Ombudsperson is appointed.
A selection process is underway to select a new Ombudsperson for a term of five years.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)
September 11, 2018
The City of Toronto announced its 2018 United Way Employee Campaign fundraising goal of $1.55 million at the campaign kickoff today on Nathan Phillips Square. City officials were joined by representatives of the municipal unions and associations. The Toronto Public Service's United Way fundraising campaign is led jointly by unions and management.
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"The City of Toronto is a proud and long-time supporter of United Way Greater Toronto and the great work of its 270 community agencies across the city and region," said the Mayor of Toronto. "Helping those that are most vulnerable remains a value that Torontonians cherish and exemplify."
"The City's partnership with United Way makes sense because we share the same priorities such as building strong neighbourhoods, reducing poverty and focusing on youth," said City Manager Chris Murray. "The work we do as public servants, combined with our charitable dollars and efforts, results in residents being better served and urgent needs being met."
Contributions to United Way help build a strong network of support for people in Toronto neighbourhoods. Examples include providing pre-employment training opportunities for newcomers, enabling at-risk youth to participate in school programs or counselling sessions, helping to provide shelter for abused women and giving adults with physical or mental disabilities an opportunity to participate in programs that help them live independently and stay connected to the community.
"Our annual campaign is a great example of a joint management-union initiative with participation of all the City's unions and association," said Campaign Co-patrons Giuliana Carbone, Deputy City Manager, and Frank Ramagnano, President of the Toronto Professional Firefighters' Association. "The ongoing success of the campaign and the level of staff engagement demonstrate the commitment of the Toronto Public Service to residents of Toronto."
The Toronto Public Service is joined in its campaign by five agencies and corporations: Toronto Public Library, Toronto Zoo, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Toronto Parking Authority and Exhibition Place. The City's employee campaign has raised more than $1 million each of the past 17 years.
#Toronto; #JohnTory; #TorontoFoundation; #DawaNet; #TorontoStrongFund; #Danforthshooting; BarbaraHall; #IslamicReliefCanada; #MobileGivingFoundationCanada
Toronto, Jul 2 (Canadian-Media): The #TorontoStrong Fund will open a designated account for donations to the victims of the July 22 shooting on the Danforth. This fund will ensure that the generous outpouring of philanthropic support is collected and distributed to those affected in an accountable and transparent manner. The entirety of these donated funds will be distributed to the victims through a process established following the April 23 van attack on Yonge Street and informed by models and best practices from around the world.
The #TorontoStrong Fund is a partnership between the City of Toronto and Toronto Foundation, advised by a volunteer steering committee. Following the van attack, the fund raised approximately $3.5 million to help support the 26 killed and injured. This account is still actively accepting donations until August 31.
Mayor John Tory announced the new philanthropic effort with Danforth councillors Mary Fragedakis (Ward 29 Toronto-Danforth) and Paula Fletcher (Ward 30 Toronto-Danforth), along with former Mayor Barbara Hall, who is acting as the pro bono #TorontoStrong Fund Administrator and who will stay on to allocate and distribute philanthropic donations to the victims of the shooting on the Danforth.
The fund will also be co-ordinating with existing community-led fundraising initiatives and GoFundMe to look for opportunities to collaborate and unite in an effort to provide city-wide support for victims.
In addition to co-ordinating the collection and distribution of donations, the #TorontoStrong Fund is working to aggregate existing support mechanisms for victims of major violent events, and identify gaps and make recommendations for future efforts to combat violence and support local communities.
"No city should have to experience the grief and tragedy that Toronto has faced in these two incidents," said Mayor Tory. "The #TorontoStrong Fund was established to ensure that people have a transparent, accountable way to express their support for those killed and injured, and to learn from these events so we can provide help to those who need it."
"The #TorontoStrong Fund has developed a model to help support the victims of senseless tragedy through philanthropic action," said Hall. "This fund will provide some much needed support to those who have lost loved ones, sustained life-altering injuries and heartbreaking loss in a thoughtful, impactful and accountable manner."
"Tragedies like this unite our neighbourhood and our city in grief," said Councillor Fletcher. "The community is committed to coming together in the face of violence and to support these victims and their families."
"The support that this community has already received is truly incredible," said Councillor Fragedakis. “The Danforth neighbourhood is heartbroken, but coming together as a community to support these victims in this difficult time is essential.”
Those interested in supporting the #TorontoStrong Danforth Fund can donate online at http://www.torontofoundation.ca/torontostrong or by cheque. Donations can also be made using the Rogers-initiated cross-carrier text-to-donate campaign through the Mobile Giving Foundation Canada. Text TORONTO to 80100 donate $5, $10, $20 or $25. After texting 80100, donors will receive a text asking them to indicate the amount they wish to donate, as well as a confirmation text.
The fund will be partnering with Islamic Relief Canada and DawaNet to ensure that the funds raised through their joint effort, which involves more than 50 Muslim organizations across Canada, will flow directly to this co-ordinated campaign to support the victims.
To learn more about the #TorontoStrong fund and to contribute, visit http://www.torontofoundation.ca/torontostrong/.
#Toronto; #OntarioLegislature, #BetterLocalGovernmentAct; #DougFord; #SteveClark;
Ottawa, Jul 27 (Canadian Media): Legislation would reduce the size of Toronto City Council to align with current federal and provincial boundaries and restore municipal decision-making on how York, Peel, Niagara and Muskoka Regions select their regional chairs, media reports said.
Ontario voters can be more confident in their municipal governments, should the Ontario legislature pass the Better Local Government Act, a series of local government reforms proposed by Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark today.
"We ran on a commitment to restore accountability and trust, to reduce the size and cost of government, including an end to the culture of waste and mismanagement," Ford said. "Because one thing every politician at every level and in every region needs to remember, is that we all share the same boss. We all work for the people."
The Better Local Government Act is intended to institute a series of reforms to municipal governments in the City of Toronto as well as the York, Peel, Niagara and Muskoka regions.
The proposed reforms include:
These changes would be in effect for the upcoming October 22, 2018 municipal elections and the election date would remain unchanged. Changes to Toronto's municipal election timelines would only apply to city council and school board trustee elections and would only apply for the current election cycle. Reducing the size of Toronto City Council is estimated to save Toronto taxpayers more than $25.5 million over four years.
"What you see time and time again is that the municipal level of government is often closest to the day-to-day lives of most people," said Clark. "This is another example of the province getting out of the way and making local government work harder, smarter and more efficiently to make life better for everyone."