Community job fair coming to the riding this month
Although there might still be a little snow left, I am happy to say that once again we have made it through the harsh Canadian winter and we can finally look forward to spring. Spring is a time for new beginnings and growth, and as such, I would like to share these exciting things happening in the riding this month.
I am immensely proud of the work our government has done in job creation in Ontario for the past two years. Over 300,000 new jobs have been created since June 2018. Ontario has contributed more than three-quarters of all new jobs created in Canada. However, I realize that much more has to be done. Scarborough’s unemployment is still higher than the provincial average. We all know someone who is without a job, and the toll that it takes. To help remedy this, I am announcing my first community job fair, happening on March 14 at the Malvern Family Resource Centre, 90 Littles Rd., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Businesses like Amazon, RBC and the Toronto Zoo will be attending, among many others. There will be an opportunity to improve your interview skills in our resume clinic, and mock interviews will be hosted by University of Toronto Scarborough campus management team. Additionally, we will also be offering free professional LinkedIn headshots, so dress your best! To register please visit vijaythanigasalam.ca/jobfair.
Black History Month
In February, we celebrated Black History Month. It is important to remember the many contributions the Black community has made in Canada. Their impacts can be felt from coast to coast, and their vibrant communities enrich our society. I want to note a very influential Canadian patriot, Lincoln Alexander. His love for his country took him to the Royal Canadian Air Force, where he served our country and defended our freedoms. He then became the first Black Member of Parliament serving as the Federal Minister of Labour. His remarkable contributions to his home province made him our Lieutenant Governor. He was recognized with the prestigious honours of the Order of Canada and Order of Ontario.
Investing in Scarborough Hospitals
MPP Raymond Cho, MPP Aris Babikian and I were at Centenary Hospital to announce that the Scarborough Health Network will receive $5,923,465 to maintain their infrastructure and ensure a safe and comfortable environment for patients. Ontario is investing in the health and safety of patients as it addresses urgent upgrades, repairs and maintenance to help modernize 131 hospitals across the province. The Centenary site, which services many of the Scarborough–Rouge Park residents, received $2,525,959.
As the government continues to work toward bringing Ontario’s world-class health-care system into the 21st century, this funding will help hospitals address urgent issues.
My staff and I can be contacted at 416-283-8448 or firstname.lastname@example.org and the Constituency Office is located at 8130 Sheppard Ave. East, unit 105. Please call ahead to set up an appointment with me. I look forward to meeting you.