Saturday, December 16, 2017
SSN History

2002-2004          2005-2007          •2008-2010          •2011-2013

2011

1st  “Impact of Family Violence a South Asian Perspective”at Queens Park on May 5th 2011. Its a five year project with Social Services Network in partnership with Toronto Police Service Mobilization Unit, York Regional Police, Peel Regional Police, Durham Regional Police, York Region Children Aid Society and a number of community organizations and individuals. 

1st Federal Grant: Building the Safe Community for Us: South Asian Girls, Teens and Young Women Strategize for Change funded by Status of Women Canada

Community Health Centre Markham and Richmond Hill: Social Services Network officially launched the initiative to establish the first Community Health Centre in the Markham and Richmond Hill area on 2 June 2011 at their first annual Gala event.  Minister Michael Chan as well as Adrianna Tetley, the Executive Director of the Association of Ontarian Health Centres and representatives of many other organizations were also present at the event.  This was followed by a community event with all the major political parties on August 11th at the Council Chambers at TOM. SSN submitted a proposal to CLHIN in August 2011.

Markham Community Hub: Social Services Network (SSN) received a grant from Ontario Trillium Foundation for the renovation and repair of 3,000 sq ft of space at 8 Shadlock Drive, Unit 5 Markham as a site for the Markham Community Hub.

Seniors Hub at Armadale Community Centre

Based on the discussion with community leaders and members from the diverse South Asian community about the needs of the community and gap in services SSN established a Seniors Hub in partnership with the Town of Markham for seniors 55+ where the seniors come on a daily basis and access wellbeing programs.

Mobile Computer Lab:Funded by New Horizons provided basic computer skills to 30 seniors at 3 community centres in Markham and Richmond Hill.

New Horizons Capital Grant: The capital funding was used to provide Sri Paramhans Advait Mat (Kutiya), Markham Tamil Seniors Center and Unionville Drop-in Centers at these centers with musical instruments, arts and crafts material, sewing machine and kithcen stuff

National Seniors Day at the Town of Markham

SSN launched the National Seniors Day at the Town of Markham which was attended by the Minister of State and Seniors Alice Wong.  More than 150 seniors attended the program

Taking Care of Me! Toolkit and training: CHATS – Community and Home Assistance for Seniors in collaboration with Social Services Network developed a tool kit made up of six workshops entitled, “Taking Care of Me!  Funded by CLHIN

Diversity Workshop for Service Providers:  The Children Treatment Network (CTN) in partnership with Social Services Network teamed up to provide a two day workshop on Diversity Training.

1st Bolly wood Idol: at Markham Theatre on July, 16, 2011

Multimedia Film Festival of York Region

Social Services Network, submitted two short film s for the York Multimedia Film Festival. The first short film was called, "Who Are The South Asians."

Implemented 2nd phase of SSN IT: Microsoft Dynamics CRM - IT Project

1st SSN Fund raising Gala: Social Services Network held its first Annual Fundraising Gala – “Helping Hands” on 2nd June 2011, at the Hilton Suites, Markham.

IIFA Events in Markham in collaboaration with the TOM

2012

Moved to a new location!! Markham Community Hub

2nd Annual Impact Family Violence Conference at Seneca College Markham Campus May 2nd and 3rd 2011

Strategic Planning:

Accounting System: Hired a firm  and outsourced SSN accounting system-

2013

First Youth Vybez monthly event

One Billion Rising Youth Vybez video created

2nd Annual ''International Women's Day Event"

3rd Annual Impact of Family Violence Conference - May 1 & 2 - Sheridan College

2nd Annual SSN Gala

Senior's Day - Celebrating our Seniors