Browse through our annual newsletters. All learners have the opportunity to contribute a piece of writing to our newsletter, and we self-publish one issue every year. Themes are chosen based on our collective experience as individuals making our way through the world together.
Jun 1, 2010
Issue 2: Stories Unfolding Leaving a Positive Footprint
The staff and students of APNLC are proud to present the second edition of our "Stories Unfolding" newsletter. Continuing with the theme of reflecting on their lived experiences, we wanted to recognize and celebrate our student's achievements and contributions to their communities and families.
Jun 1, 2012
Issue 4: Stories Unfolding A Recipe for Sharing
There has been a lot of talk about food around Alexandra Park Neighbourhood Learning
Centre these days and what better to include in this year’s newsletter than stories of food and festal celebrations! Whether it happens in the classroom over a light snack, in the new APNLC vegetable garden or back at home around the dinner table, food often brings with it great conversation.
Jun 1, 2014
Issue 6: Stories Unfolding My VIP (Very Important Person)
Inspiration comes from various people, often when we least expect it. People have the ability to transform communities and society through their actions and relationships with one another. People from the past inspire us to do amazing things with our own lives.
Jun 1, 2013
Issue 5: Stories Unfolding My Community, My Home
There are six million lives being lived in the GTA right this moment. There is the person sitting quietly next to you, the shuffling neighbour downstairs (that you never see, but hear), the
courteous and tired shopkeeper locking the door around the corner and the doe-eyed young loves
across the street.
Jun 1, 2015
Issue 7: Stories Unfolding Taking Care of Yourself and Your Community
If we look back at our pasts, we remember many traditional ways of caring for each other and ourselves that can do much more than modern medicine: tinctures for fevers and wounds, tricks for curing ailments, and chicken soup for the soul.
Jul 1, 2022
Issue 14: Moving Forward, Looking Back
To say that things have changed since March 2020 would be an understatement. It
would be more accurate to say that life as we know it has shifted dramatically! The pandemic has altered how we learn, connect with others, and take care of
ourselves and our loved ones.
Jul 1, 2021
Issue 13: Connection and Community
To say that this year has been challenging would be an understatement. In March 2020, we thought the COVID-19 pandemic would be resolved within a few weeks and looked forward to returning to our in-person programs in the spring. But after several weeks, it was clear that the pandemic would continue for longer than we had expected.
Oct 1, 2020
Issue 12: Recipes for Grounding and Gratitude
This collection of recipes written by people in the APNLC community offers
new ways to connect and share at the end of a challenging year. It is also
a resource you can return to in the years to come when you are seeking
comfort or looking for a new, exciting recipe.
Jun 1, 2019
Issue 11: Changes Stories Unfolding
33 years ago, Sherman Middleton, the president of the Alexandra Park Residents Association, cut the ribbon for the Alexandra Park learning centre. At the ceremony, Sherman emphasized the new Learning Centre belongs to the residents of Alexandra Park. Many things have changed since then, however, some things have remained, such as our deeply embedded value of being a learning centre for everyone in the community.
Jun 1, 2018
Issue 10: Futurities: Imagining a better future for ourselves and our communities
The theme for this year’s newsletter is Futurities. Futurities means exploring
the relationships between the past, the present and the future. The writers
who submitted pieces are changing the narrative that excludes so many of us
in marginalized communities.
Jun 1, 2017
Issue 9: Stories Unfolding Belonging
This year, Canada recognizes its 150th year as a country of the world. While many people are celebrating this occasion as a “birthday,” others see it as
an opportunity to consider where we have come from, where we are, and who benefits from this country. APNLC has been doing both.
Jun 1, 2016
Issue 8: Stories Unfolding Love
Love means different things to different people. This year, we wanted to explore
and share stories about the different facets of love. Love is a complicated emotion and action that we associate with people, places, and experiences in our lives. When we think about love, we may think about our family, friends, and neighbours or the love of music, food, or pets, or how we love and take care
of ourselves and our community.
Beloved community is formed not by the eradication of difference but by its aftermath, by each of us claiming the identities and cultural legacies that shape who we are and how we live in the world.