Category Archives: Flemingdon

A community of incredible diversity, great volunteers, a Franciscan initiated parish – where I first applied my hacker hobby to a community context from 1980 to 1986.

Another view of the hood

Occasionally I teach at Ryerson. In one of the courses, Information Architecture, we discuss language and audience within information spaces. I use the online Rap Dictionary, a wiki based compendium of hip-hop slang as a discussion reference. It is an … Continue reading

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Rembering and honouring Charlotte Sneyd

Charlotte was one of the most amazing community leaders I have ever worked with. She lived in Flemingdon Park. I met her as the chair of a community group starting Flemingdon Neighbourhood Services. She had earlier led the initiative to … Continue reading

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Common names and unexpected meanings

Some years ago, before SOCWORK was possible, I had the privilege of starting a community multi-service centre in one of Toronto’s most multi-cultural communities, Flemingdon Park. Our collaborator and community partner was a local office of the Canadian Red Cross. … Continue reading

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Personal reflections on areas of interest

What are your 4 principal areas of interest? 1 – community development 2 – social advocacy 3 – supportive information systems 4 – organizational and team development 5 – critical analysis I get satisfaction when something is ‘built’. Community conferences, … Continue reading

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Community work evolving towards network building

One of my most interesting current networking activities is the Better Beginnings, Better Futures Network (BBNet) which gives me a chance to bring together nineteen years of community work experience with my ten years of computer and information systems experience. … Continue reading

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Economic viability of prevention and mobility

As I read through the  documentation on the Better Beginnings pilot, two key elements seemed missing: economic viability and mobility. Some economic measures of the community must be taken as well during the study period, otherwise major intervening forces in … Continue reading

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Association of Community Information Centres in Ontario – RFI

Requests for information Association of Community Information Centres in Ontario February 10 1986 Overview The association of community information centers in Ontario is preparing to automate all its member centres throughout the province. Each individual center will have computer communication … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving for the life of Charles Arthur Elliott

Moving tribute from his son re-printed from the booklet of service at Gateway Community Church where Mr. Elliot attended and gave to his community. His story deserves a place. “In the age when life of earth was full, no one … Continue reading

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Networking Institute Membership Directory 1985-86

Entry on p. 26 A. Simon Mielniczuk Community Computer Network Community Coordinator of Flemingdon Neighbourhood Services and Flemingdon Gateway Computer Connection, interested in social change at a neighbourhood level, computer conferencing, and human enhancing use of technology.

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Information vs network

Sitting at my work thinking about doing a needs assessment of F.P. info providers. What information could we provide them that they need to know for their own and client usage? Maybe they need to know each other more than … Continue reading

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