Category Archives: Regent Park

Ginger Gibbons and Monica Sullivan – Community Advocates

Dear Monica and Ginger, I Wanted to let you know that the years we worked together at RPCIA remain among my fondest personal memories and achievements. The Regent Park we knew is changed to the point of not being recognizable. … Continue reading

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Back to `Social enterprise movement’ has a rich history

“It was most gratifying to read Carol Goar’s recent editorial column in the Toronto Star, “Focal point for social innovators” (Jan. 18, 2008).  Ms. Goar describes the Centre for Social Innovation, a renovated warehouse in the Spadina Ave. area of … Continue reading

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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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Organizer’s notebook started

Added a new category. Organizer’s Notebook is about community work experiences. After each project I organize and file papers, clippings, calendars and notes. When I first came to Toronto, many people in Regent Park thought the real purpose for my … Continue reading

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Initial questions about Regent Park

Answering the first five questions about my Regent Park experiences: 1) What was your role as Community Coordinator? What sorts of things did you do? [A. Simon Mielniczuk] community organizing, rpcia administration, community fundraising, newsletter editing and production, service development, … Continue reading

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Thesis chapter summarizes Regent Park tenant activism

From: Sean Purdy Sent: February 27, 2002 4:41 PM Subject: By the people, For the people Article Hi Simon. How are you? Attached is a first draft of my thesis chapter on the RPCIA. There’s some jargon and it’s very … Continue reading

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Researcher notes start of tenant management initiative in Regent Park

rom: Sean Purdy Sent: January 16, 2002 5:30 AM To: simon@web.net Subject: RE: Regent Park Simon: This is more or less what happened as far as I know, but I haven’t talked to the actual players so there could be … Continue reading

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Confirmation of provincial / federal infighting

The question that bothered me for the longest time about the tenant management initiative in Regent Park was the obvious lack of support and suspicion that the Ontario Housing Corporation was actively seeking to kill the program. Why sign an … Continue reading

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Introductory response to Regent Park request

I was Community Coordinator at RP from 1974-77 on a contract that the Regent Park Community Improvement Assoc. had with the YMCA of Metro Toronto. I have continuing sporadic social engagements with some of the people with whom I’ve worked. … Continue reading

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Inital request for Regent Park information

The following communication started an interesting exchange about my experiences with community work in Regent Park. The Regent Park Community Improvement Association brought our family to Toronto with an offer to work with them on implementing the first tenant management … Continue reading

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