Community Café, 22 October–Update!

Our community café is a space for everyone, whether you want to sit and listen, talk and take part or lead and grow the community and its connections.  There will be activities and events as well as discussion and development of ideas as to how our communities could be better run and more deeply connected.  Stay engaged, active and involved!

Monday’s Café was held at Mosaic’s Community Resource Centre at The Shops on Steeles & 404, 2900 Steeles Avenue East, Markham (Lower Level by Centre Court).

Here is an update from Beth Eshete, our new Community Resource & Social Engagement Coordinator (COSEC):

The October Community Café at the Steeles Community Resource Centre was a success!

With competitive games of virtual tennis and bowling, light refreshments and an interesting discussion on isolation, this community café was both insightful and engaging.

After watching a short TEDx Talk by Elissa Altman called “Healing the Epidemic of Isolation for Senior Citizens”, the group discussed the importance of having a tribe that you connect with.

One of our members highlighted the physical and mental health benefits of human connection. The subject of responsibility was also brought up in discussion, where does the responsibility lie in ensuring social connection is made? Is it entirely up to the individual? Or does the obligation lie on family and friends? Or maybe the government by ensuring programs are affordable and accessible to everyone in order to combat isolation?

The wonderful thing about the Community Café is that it provides a setting where we are all able to freely express our ideas, concerns and bring our ideas to the table in a healthy judgement free zone.

If you are interested in joining us for our next Community Café or have any questions, please give us a call at 905-597-7000 or email us at We would love to have you! –

Beth Eshete

Our next Community Café event will be at our Mid Town office 29 October:



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