Newsletter. Issue 2006-23. November 11, 2006

 
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We Shall Remember

Remembering the Dead in Wars of the last century, and the Soldiers who perished in Afghanistan and Iraq.


IN FLANDERS FIELDS
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders Fields.

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The poem was written by a  Canadian - John McCrae, a doctor and teacher, who served in both the South African War and the First World War.


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Newsline Canada
 

Domestic Violence Concern in Canada’s South Asian Community
After violent attacks on women from the Indo-Canadian community, Surrey MP Nina Grewal urged tougher laws in order to save more lives in the future.

Laws such as minimum mandatory sentences are needed to help women in domestic-abuse situations, said Ms. Grewal, Conservative MP for Fleetwood-Port Kells.

"We need tougher laws so criminals don't dare do anything. This should not be happening, and there should be zero tolerance."

"I know that new immigrants, when they come to a new community, they face challenges," she said. "It is a big problem, and women shy away from talking because they don't want to give the family a bad name. 'If I tell the police or anyone in authority, my husband or in-laws won't like it.' "
Recent Cases

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Immigrant system needs overhaul: Sgro
Backlog now standing at 800,000


India tops the list with the most applicants
Nov. 2, 2006. 01:00 AM
BRUCE CAMPION-SMITH
OTTAWA BUREAU


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OTTAWA—The federal government needs to make a dramatic move such as limiting the number of foreigners who can apply to enter Canada if it hopes to tackle the ballooning backlog of applications, a former immigration minister says.
 
Judy Sgro says she had the support of the former Liberal cabinet for a sweeping — and controversial — overhaul that would have all but eliminated the immigration backlog that now stands at 800,000.

"The world looks to Canada like we have this great immigration system. We do, but you're not doing the system justice by taking applications that aren't going to get processed for years and years and years," she said.

"It doesn't make any sense to us to be continually taking these names ... the reality is we need to change the system," Sgro said in an interview yesterday.

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Citizenship and Immigration Minister tables the 2006 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/press/06/0617-e.html

OTTAWA, October 31, 2006 — The Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, today tabled the 2006 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration. The report outlines Canada’s initiatives over the past year to attract and welcome newcomers, and provides a projection of the number of people expected to become permanent residents in 2007.

“Canada’s new government believes that immigration should play an important role in building our country and helping our economy grow,” said Minister Solberg.

Canada plans to accept between 240,000 and 265,000 newcomers as permanent residents in 2007. This is an increase from the planned range of 225,000 to 255,000 set out in last year’s Annual Report.

In tabling the Annual Report, Minister Solberg emphasized that it is also important to make sure that services and supports are in place to give immigrants every opportunity to succeed in their new home. In Budget 2006, the government committed $307 million in additional funding, for language training and other services that help newcomers settle in their communities. As well, $18 million was allocated towards establishing an agency for the assessment and recognition of foreign credentials. These measures support the long-term success of newcomers to Canada.

 

Progress on Canadian Goan Centre

Members of the Canadian Goan Centre met in Mississauga (Ontario) on November 5, 2006 for a briefing by the Steering Committee. The mandate given to the Committee at the inaugural meeting on October 1st 2006 was to explore various options for the setting up of a privately funded community center in the Mississauga area, capable of accommodating at least 400 persons.

In summary, the Committee reported the following:
• The initial proposal for converting an existing freestanding building, currently used as a 
   school, was not viable due to parking and other licence limitations.
• Converting an existing industrial building was capital intensive and would not meet  
  community  needs.
• A new build was viable, but would need time to plan, and given the possible decline in the
  commercial property market, a long term planning horizon (~ two years plus) was the  
  prudent approach at this stage.
• A lease option can be viable and could give the Goan Community access to a facility by 
  the spring of 2007.

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Commentary

 

On Speaking Out For The Truth, On Thinking Critically
We see straight when we look at the world lovingly
http://www.wcr.ab.ca/columns/rolheiser/2006/rolheiser103006.shtml#linkback

Excerpt from Western Catholic Reporter
By FR. RON ROLHEISER, omi
Liberals and conservatives both pride themselves on speaking out for the truth, on thinking critically. But too often both are deluded as to what it means to be critical.

Generally we think of a critic as someone who debunks what's false, heretical, naive, inflated or superficial. Partly that's true, but it leaves too much room for us - liberals and conservatives alike - to criticize others according to our own image and likeness.

What does it mean to be critical? The word comes from the Greek word kritus, which refers to a judge. A judge (a critic) is someone who hears the evidence and then tries to make a judgment concerning guilt or innocence. What's important then is not to debunk, bash or challenge, but to tease out the truth without pre-judging as to where it might lie and then to make sure that it gets a fair hearing.

A good critic, therefore, is someone who agitates for fairness, objectivity, depth, wholeness and aesthetics, without first self-defining himself or herself as belonging to one camp or the other.
But this is difficult to do because too many things derail objectivity. Our minds and hearts simply have too many subjective crevices.

This is one of the insights given us by many of the great minds of the recent past, Einstein, Heisenberg, Durkheim, Freud, Jung, Lonergan and Habbermas. All of these concur on the fact that virtually all of our judgments are shaped and coloured by perspective, temperament, ideology, self-interest and historical conditioning.

It's not easy to criticize something on anything other than self-interest. Most criticism is a form of autobiography. It tells us more about the critic than about the issue. Sadly, too, the same is often true too for much of what passes for research.

Given the truth of that, it's fair to ask whether it's even possible to think a truly critical thought.
Perhaps that's overly skeptical, given that there is within our conscience a critical faculty that has a grounding in something beyond temperament and historical conditioning. Be that as it may. What all of this suggests is that we should be more humble, more careful and more self-critical in what we consider to be critical thought. Our criticism must be much more self-scrutinizing if it is to be based upon anything more than ideology and private likes and dislikes.

True criticism starts with the admission that we, like everyone else, are far from objective. All of us think and feel through a certain software, a pre-ontology, a bias (in common language). It is never a question of "Are we biased?" but only a question of "What are our biases?"

But this doesn't mean we can't attain truth. The task of being critical is not to rid oneself of all bias (an impossibility, even if it were desirable). The task of critical thought is instead to have the correct bias, to think and feel through the right software.

Jesus tells us "The pure of heart will see God," that there is a certain internal attitude that will make us see straight. What constitutes this attitude?

I like the answer given by the medieval philosopher and mystic, Hugo of St. Victor. His axiom for objectivity was: "Love is the eye!" For Hugo, we see things properly and objectively only when we see them through the eyes of love because then we see them the way God sees them.

This is the critical eye: We see straight, objectively, when we look out at the world with the eyes of love. When we see things with sufficient compassion then, and only then, are we good judges, critics in the best sense.

John of the Cross says essentially the same thing when he suggests that we attain purity of heart when our motivation is the same as Christ's, when our reasons for interacting with others and the world issue from a real desire to help bring about a permanent community of life among all people and all things.

When we think and feel like that, which is how Jesus felt, then our thoughts and actions are genuinely critical. We will criticize the status quo or try to conserve it on the basis of whether it is aiding or hindering this community of life, and not on the basis of temperament, personal neuroses or the adolescent urge to "kill the king."

True criticism, unlike so much of what tries to pass itself off as criticism today, is marked by a deep compassion. Beyond this, it is recognized by its openness, its respect for those with whom it disagrees, its self-criticism and its keen sense of the importance of aesthetics and enjoyment.

True criticism radiates charity, joy, peace, patience, goodness, long-suffering, fidelity, faith, mildness and chastity - and, not least, a good sense of humour.

 

News Clips from Goa
 

INDIA: Wendell Rodricks created a stylish shock at Lakme Fashion Week
http://www.bharattextile.com/newsitems/2001918


MUMBAI: For Spring/Summer 2007 Goan designer, Wendell Rodricks chose the international colour palette of black, grey, white and red but his theme was far from summery and cool. It was the ethereal mysteries from his Goan region where beings of the nether world abide and so it was Les Vamps that set the mood for a fashionable shock for the audience at Lakme Fashion Week.

Wendell's fabric choice stayed true to his favourites – silk, crepe, charmeuse, chiffon, cotton, linen, chenille, wool, crepe, crushed silk, tulle, pleated organza, metallic Lycra and woven damask which he skillfully textured.

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Carrying of plastic bags to be banned in Panjim soon
PANJIM: Carrying plastic bags in the city would incur a fine as the Corporation of the City of Panjim has decided to impose a ban on carrybags shortly in a bid to curb the menace of non-biodegradable wastes in the capital. The CCP meeting approved the decision but its implementation may take some time even as CCP Mayor Tony Rodrigues said the help of NGOs would be enlisted in the attempt to curb the generation of plastic waste. [GT]
 
Save Old Goa Action Committee formed
PANJIM: Reacting to the government's decision to go ahead with plans to set up a garbage treatment plant at Bainguinim, activists, politicians and citizens have formed a Save Old Goa Action Committee, which will launch an agitation against the government, commencing from Friday. Speaking to GT, Advocate Aires Rodrigues said, "Both the Old Goa sarpanch and the local MLA have threatened to resign from their posts, if the government goes ahead with the plant." [WE-GT]
 
Giving Konkani Films Due Recognition
There are many famous Konkani films which should get due recognition at the IFFI and the artistes should be honoured. January 31st is a memorable day in Konkani cinema when Al Jerry Braganza influenced by the Konkani novel of Dioguinho D'Mello decided to to do a film based on it and did the mahurat on this day. Within one year the film "Mogacho Anvddo" was released on April 24, 1950, at Mapusa. The second Konkani film "Amchem Noxib" was released in 1963 under the banner of Frank Films. The film was a super duper hit. The songs of this film are popular even today. Film "Nirmon" by Frank Fernandes was released in 1966. This film also was a hit. In 1967, again Al Jerry Braganza released his second film "Sukhachem Soponn" under the banner of Helen Productions. This film had melodious music and lyrics by Alfred Rose. "Mhoji Ghorkarn" was released in 1969 under the banner of Movierama. In the year 1970 Britona Films came up with its new release "Kortubancho Sounsar". The dialogues of this film were written by Reginald Fernandes. Soon Ambika Films came out with its film "Jivit Amchem Oxem" by Muthu Krishan Das. In 1975, again Ambika Films came out with another film "Bogllant" based on the tiatro "No Vacancy" by Prem Kumar. In the year 1977, United Youngsters of Mangalore brought out the first coloured Konkani film called "Mog ani Moipass". Same year Chris Perry any Tony Coutinho brought out another coloured film "Buierantlo Munis" under the banner of Chripton Motion Pictures. The film had music by Chris Perry and playback singing by Asha Bhosle. In 1978, Konkan Pictures of Mangalore came out with its film "Tisri Chitt". In 1981, Saraswat Konkani people brought out "Jana Mana". In 1982, Priya Productions brought out "Suzane". This film had lyrics by Alfred Rose and playback singing by Manna Dey and Bhupinder. In 1980, the GSB mandal brought out "Tapaswani" followed by the last film "Giresthai" by Muthu Krishan Das. The film had Christopher and Meena Leitao for its cast. Film culture has come to stay in Goa and a lot of good films like "Shitu", "Dekhni Durai", "Aleesha", "Kanteantlem Ful" and others have been released. [John Aguiar, Parnorama-GT]
 
Mystery fever strikes Bardez village
OXEL: In a strange occurrence in the village of Oxel, near Siolim in Bardez, a mysterious sickness has crept into two small vaddos inhabited by the fishing community, and its residents are unaware of what it is that has afflicted them over the last two months. This sickness has limited its tentacles within an area of around 500 metres, in the tiny wards of Batti and Ramtari vaddo, which are hedged between two culverts. Almost every housed here has at least one family member who has fallen sick, and in one case an entire family was admitted to the Primary health Centre at Siolim. [GT]
 

 Obituaries
 

+ROQUE MONIZ 
5 Nov: Benaulim, Goa. ROQUE MONIZ ( ex Raia, Goa and Nairobi, Kenya). Passed away peacefully after a short illness. Devoted husband to Mena. Beloved father of Neville (Maria) and Eric (Selma) in England; Mervyn in Australia and Lester (Gracy) in Canada. Loving Grandpa of Conrad, Michael, Ashley and Aaron.

Condolences to roquemoniz@hotmail.com

MARIA CLARINA ESPECIOSA DA CUNHA
We regret to announce the passing of Maria Clarina Especiosa da Cunha on November 3, 2006, peacefully at her home in Toronto, Canada. Daughter of Beatriz and Diego Jose da Cunha of Moira, Goa, and beloved sister of Maria Angelica Elvina Rego, Maria Luisa Antonette Rego and Luis Antonio da Cunha, all of whom have pre-deceased her. She will be missed by her remaining family in Canada, the UK, Goa and India.


Events

 Goan Events in Canada - 2006 
Date Organization Event  
Sunday Nov 12th. 2006 from 2.00pm to 4.00pm International Goan Organization (IGO) Toronto, in partnership with The Forum of Overseas Goans/Indians of Goa (FOGI), Follow up Sept 10 meeting to
identify and discuss critical issues and problems in Goa, faced by non-resident Goans (NRGs).
 
Venue: Eatonville Library Meeting Room, 430 Burnhamthorpe Rd, Etobicoke.
(Burnhamthorpe/East Mall)
Click to download minutes of meeting
November 17, 2006 TEGSA Comedy Night- All you can laugh at Commander Park Arena Click for Flier
November 18, 2006 Navelim Association of Toronto Navelim Social
At Claireport Place
65 Claireport Crescent, Etobicoke
(Hwy 27 & Albion Rd)
Click for Flier
For information email- jjfrebello@yahoo.ca
November 21, 2006 55PGA - General Body Meeting at Malta Band Club Tentative Agenda:
- Update on
 Constitution
- Name our
 Association
- AOB
Click for Flier
Saturday November 25th, 2006
5pm to 1 am
Hamilton Goan Association 25th Anniversary Christmas Dinner Dance Click for flier

 Christmas & New Year Events

December 1, 2006 TEGSA Carol Singing at Commander Park Arena Click for Flier
Saturday, December 2, 2006 @ 10.00.a.m. Friends of St. Francis Xavier Celebration of
the 500th Anniversary Feast of St. Francis Xavier
At St. Francis Xavier Church 5650 Mavis Road (Mavis & Matheson) Toronto
Click for Flier

 

December 3rd 2005 To December 3rd 2006. St Francis Xavier Jubilee Year Celebrations Greater Toronto Area Events Click for Details
December 12, 2006 55PGA - Monthly meet at Malta Band Club  Whist – Line Dancing – Tambola & Games Click for Flier
 
Friday December 15, 2006 55PGA Mark your Calendar for Grand Christmas Dance Click for Flier
Saturday December 16, 2006 TEGSA Grand Christmas Dance Click for Flier
Tuesday, 26th December 2006 The Canorient Christian Association Christmas Dinner & Dance Gala Night at St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Community Centre Click for Details
 

 

 Events of 2007

February 10th, 2007 Goa Amigos
(www.goaamigos.com)
Goa Amigos Presents the Red & Black Carnaval  Xtravaganza
The time of the year to treat your Valentine to a Carnival blast of Fun and Entertainment at
 Sagan Convention Centre and Banquel Halls, Mississauga.
Click for Details

 

Sunday, June 3rd,
2007
Aldona Association Toronto The Feast of St. Thomas - 32nd Annual Aldona Social Location: Payal Banquet Hall, 3410 Semenyk Court, Mississauga Details to Follow
Watch
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Saturday, September 15th, 2007 Calangute  Association, Canada Annual Calangute Social. Holy Mass at 5:00 pm followed by Social Click for Flier

Announcements

Toronto East Goan Seniors Association (TEGSA) has a busy program of events and activities for 2006
Click to View Our Summer Events
Come join us – become a member.
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55 Plus Goan Association - West GTA 2006 Fall Events & Trips
Click to View Our Fall Events & Trips
Click to join the many trips being organized this fall
Grand Xmas Dance, Friday December 15, 2006 - click to view flier
Come join us - become a member
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Friends of St Francis Xavier 6th Annual Celebration
Saturday, December 2nd, 2006

The Friends of St Francis Xavier invite you to join in the Celebration of the 500th Anniversary Feast of St. Francis Xavier.

At St. Francis Xavier Church 5650 Mavis Road (Mavis & Matheson) Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The celebration will commence at 10:00 a.m. with a Solemn Procession carrying the sacred relic of St. Francis Xavier led by a Marching Brass Band followed by High Mass Celebrant: Monsignor Terence D’Souza.

Thereafter the congregation is invited to a Family Fair in the Church Hall with Food, vendor stalls, music, raffles, bar etc.

To book a stall or make a donation please contact:

Felix &Yvonne Remedios 416-261-5433
Xavier & Lynn Remedios 905-568-0579
Tim & Rhonda Remedios 905-819-0708
Paul & Juliet Nazareth 905-848-3963
Glen & Wilma Pereira 905-277-9783
Johnny & Coralie Fernandes 416-510-8306

All proceeds will be donated towards the St Francis Xavier’s Church

Click for flier

 

Casa de Goa Convention in Lisboa-14th/16 April 2007

Posted By: "r.barreto" <goanint@yahoo.co.uk>
To: "Goans_Tanzanite" <goans_tanzanite@yahoogroups.com>;


Casa de Goa , in Lisbon , intendeds to hold a CONVENTION bringing together Goans from all over the world to spend a weekend in Portugal discussing issues of common interests.

We wish to celebrate the many positive contributions Goanshave made to the countries in which they have lived formany years and where their children were born and brought up.

Since we have no idea of how many people would be interested in joining us , we thought it better to post this initial information beginning a consultation process that will enable us to identify the number of delegates willing to participate and also to present and share their experience in the reception countries.

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Quebec Goan Association
From: Rose De Souza <desouzar@vaniercollege.qc.ca>

Our new mailing address
P.O. Box 5356 MAISON DE LA POSTE
1250 RUE UNIVERSITE
MONTREAL H3B 4P1
3rd November 2006

1) The QGA is celebrating the feast of St. Francis Xavier on December 2, 2006
    Place: Mary Queen of Peace Church and Hall
              11075 Gouin Boulevard W. Roxboro

    Program: Mass at 6.00 p.m. and will be followed by a social gathering in the hall
    with a Cultural Show, dinner and social dancing
    Meal tickets have to be purchased in advance
    No meal tickets will be sold during the function

    Cost: Adult Non-Veg Meal $10.00 Vegetarian Meal $10.00
             Children Meal: $5.00

Vegetarian meals will be provided on request: we need numbers
PLEASE NOTE: Meal tickets must be purchased by November 15, 2006.
No tickets will be sold after November 15, 2006.
Any one who wishes to purchase the meal tickets should contact a member of the Committee. If any one would like to help us sell meal tickets please get in touch with any committee member.
HELP!! We would very much appreciate donations of prizes for the raffle or the poster Contests please call me or a committee member in your area. Rose (514) 744-19052) POSTER

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Flat for Rent in Goa
Furnished flat for rent in Bardez, close to Baga & Calangute Beaches.
Click for details.


People Places and Things
 

CIC Success Story: Dr. Rodrigues

More News

Dr. Hilary Rodrigues of Markland was born in Tanzania and moved to Newfoundland in 1975.

Surrounded by the natural beauty of his new home, Dr. Rodrigues saw the potential of Newfoundland and Labrador’s wild fruits and berries. He was inspired to resurrect the local wine-making tradition and transformed an old, rural cottage into Newfoundland’s first berry winery. His first batch of three hundred cases sold out in a week. Before long, the company could produce 25,000 cases a year. Now, the winery is looking at exporting overseas. Tours of the facility are already available in seven languages: Italian, Swahili, Bulgarian, Gujaradi, Hindi and Canada’s two official languages.

Dr. Hilary’s business is a testament not only to the multicultural nature of Canada, but also to the potential that this country offers to newcomers. His wines have won many awards and his dedication and entrepreneurship have won him success. Recently, Dr. Rodrigues founded a new company called Natural Newfoundland Nutraceuticals, which will produce wellness products and power juices from nothing other than Newfoundland and Labrador berries. He is also adding 60 new jobs to the local community.

 

2006 Corruption Perceptions Index

http://www.transparency.org/news_room/in_focus/cpi_2006#pr

The 2006 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), launched in November 2006 by Transparency International (TI), points to a strong correlation between corruption and poverty, with a concentration of impoverished states at the bottom of the ranking.

The 2006 Corruption Perceptions Index is a composite index that draws on multiple expert opinion surveys that poll perceptions of public sector corruption in 163 countries around the world, the greatest scope of any CPI to date. It scores countries on a scale from zero to ten, with zero indicating high levels of perceived corruption and ten indicating low levels of perceived corruption.

Selected Scores

  Country Rank Country 2006 CPI Score
1 1 Finland 9.6
2 1 Iceland 9.6
3 1 New Zealand 9.6
4 9 Australia 8.7
5 11 United Kingdom 8.6
6 14 Canada 8.5
7 20 USA 7.3
8 31 United Arab Emirates 6.2
9 46 Kuwait 4.8
10 51 South Africa 4.6
11 70 India 3.3
12 121 Russia 2.5
13 142 Kenya 2.2
14 142 Pakistan 2.2
15 156 Bangladesh 2
16 163 Haiti 1.8
 
 

Mixed Bowling Extravaganza – October 29, 2006

Fun!
Excitement!
Great Atmosphere!
 


(Click for larger view)


These and similar sentiments echoed the feelings of 60 enthusiastic bowlers as they enjoyed the first Mixed Bowling Extravaganza organized for TEGSA members.

It was a “members only” sold out event as 60 players participated in a 5 Pin -12 Lane – 3 games of 10 frames each – Bowling Competition.

MARKHAM BOWLING CENTRE was rented exclusively to TEGSA, and members took full advantage of the lounge facilities, the cash bar, the intermingling and teasing, the delicious Haka Chinese Dinner, the Halloween chocolates and of course, the bowling.

Winners of the Tournament were: Tony Fernandes, Doreen Mendes, George Siqueira, Flavia DeSouza and Audrey Pereira and each was presented with a bottle of wine. A prize was also awarded to Rose Fernandes, the highest lady scorer. Random lucky members were drawn and winners were given gifts. But in fact, all of us were winners as we all wound up having a most enjoyable evening.

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TEGSA PAINTS LAS VEGAS RED!



On Sunday, Oct15, 06 Thirty Nine enthusiastic TEGSA Members and Guests boarded Skyservice for Las Vegas, to paint the town red!

Our first taste of Las Vegas on arrival at the Imperial Palace Hotel was VOW……….
Everyone soon got used to the waiting and huge crowds everywhere we went. The hotel was indeed in a great location on the strip. From then on it was Viva Las Vegas !

Despite the fact that everyone did their own thing during the 4 nights, 5 days stay, there was that “group” concept as people shared information whether they discovered sights, bargains for shows, dining etc. when they bumped into each other. One group discovered that a café off the strip at Ellis Island served up a delicious soup or salad along with a great tasting meat entrée of beef, lamb or fish with potatoes and a vegetable for $4.95! The next day two more groups ate there! Another group was well pleased with the Seafood Buffet at the Rio and the little parisienne-style café at the Paris Hotel.

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Health & Wellness

Brampton Seniors Fair - 2006
Information List
October 13, 200

Sr. Organization Description Comment - reference
1. Government of Ontario A Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario - a 230 page must have book Call 1-888-910-1999 to receive a copy or surf   
www.gov.on.ca/citizenship/seniors/
2 Region of Peel Housing Options For Older Adults Peel Access to Housing (PATH) is a "one-window" point of access to people who want subsidized housing. Call Patricia Chrisjohn @905-453-1399 x 3561
3 Community Care Access  Centre of Peel (CCAC) CCAC of Peel assists indivuduals and their caregivers to achieve their optimal level of health by helping them to access long term care homes… and t navigate  thhrough Ontario's  health and social services systems. Help is Close by: phone 905-796-0040  x 7122
Toll free: 1-888-733-1177
Fax: 905 796-
4 Region of Peel Application for Subsidized Housing Peel Access to Housing (PATH) is a "one-window" point of access to people who want subsidized housing.
Call Patricia Chrisjohn @ 905-453-1399 x 3561
5 Active Living Coalition for Older Adults Physical Activity Guide for Older Adults -booklet For Handbooks   call toll  free     1-800-334-9769  
web site : www.paguide.com
6 The Careguide Source for Seniors Publication  listing Seniors'Housing & Services Directory (List of all Seniors Care Homes in Ontario) www.thecareguide.com
7 Government of Ontario A Guide to preventing Falls . One in three seniors fall each year Call 1-888-334-9769 to receive a copy
8 Help's Here Publication - Resources for Seniors & Caregivers - The most trusted comphrensive eldercare guide Premium Publishing Corp. 416 423-6547  
Web Site : www.HelpsHere.com
9 Canada Home Income Plan Corporation (CHIP) A CHIP plan is a simple way to turn value locked up in your home into $20,000 Plus www.chip.ca or call 1-866-536-2447
10 Ontario Seniors' Secretariat Active Living 1-888-910-1999 www.citizenship.gov.ca/seniors
11 Ontario Ministry of  Health and Long-Term  Care Your Health Care Be Involved www.oha.ca
12 Spectrum  Health Care Foot Care Clinic -Identify risk factors for foot and nail disease. Clients attending for the first time pay $40 for a thorough initial assessmennt and foot care, while repeat clients pay $30 each visit. Speak to Kinga Zalewska @ 905 272 2271
13 Parkinson Society of Canada Info on Parkinson's disease www.parkinson.ca
14 Mood Disorders Association of Ontario Depression is just part of getting old, right? Wrong 416-486-8046                 

Toll free: 1-888-486-8236  www.mooddisorders.on.ca

15 The Arthritis  Society Living with the pain of Arthritis ? Sign  up online at                     arthritis.ca/ontariomembership or call 1-800-321-1433
16 Comfort Keepers Non-medical in-home care www.comfortkeepers.com
17 MEDOC Travel Insurance 1-800-461-4597                      
web site: www.johnson.ca/medoc_c
18 Brampton Meals-On-Wheels Information Package- Meals are delivered to seniors who are unable to prepare or obtain  nutritious meals or manage food preparation. Current cost $4.50 /meal subsidized 905 453 4140 x 3720
19 Meadowvale  Cemetery Located at Mavis  Road just north of Hwy 407 Call Pauline Tough -cell 416 717-3443 ptough@mountpleasantgroup.com
Phone: 905 451 3716 Fax 905 451-4358

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