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June 2018-2019 ~ Achieving academic excellence and providing opportunity for all
Our club proudly announces the launch of it's project The Toronto Cervantes Lions Club Academic Excellence Scholarship.  In an effort to raise funds for this endeavour we have partnered with the Latin American Scholarship Foundation for specific fundraising events.  Our commitment to strengthen our local community by "Firing up Academic Excellence" is a joint effort of local groups of service-minded men and women who are working hard towards this noble cause.  Join the movement by supporting us at our upcoming events through the year.  

On Saturday, June 15th, 2019 our club will proudly donate $5,000 to one of the eighteen applicants for his/her Academic Excellence and Community Service.   Should you need more infomation, please contact the club's secretary: Alma Tejpar at 416 708 3911 or email: alma.tejpar@rogers.com or visit the Latin American Scholarship Foundation site: https://latinscholarship.ca

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December 1st, 2018 - Asociación Guatemalteca (ASOGUATE) - Our club donated $500 towards aid to Rural Schools in isolated areas in Guatemala.

December 5th, 2017 - Continuing with our commitment to assist Youth and Relieve Hunger, our club donates an additional $10,000 to The Centre for Spanish Speaking People to support their Project 'Youth Feeding Youth'.  #torontocervanteslionsclub #centrefor spanishspeakingpeoples

March 16th, 2017 ~ Keeping with our commitment to Engaging Youth and Relieving Hunger, our Club donates $6,000 to The Centre for Spanish Speaking People for their Project 'Youth Feeding Youth'.  

About the ‘Youth Feeding Youth’ Project – it’s mission is to provide temporary food relief to youth, families and individuals in the Jane and Wilson/ Jane and Finch community area.  The project also promotes community building across generations and connects youth to services in the community. ‘Youth Feeding Youth’ opened to the public in March 2016 and between March and February 2017, it served 260 households and 1,403 individuals.  

June 18th, 2015 ~ The Cervantes Library opened for the residents of the Cervantes Court building in Mississauga.

This initiative started in 2014 with the objective of providing the Senior residents of the Cervantes Lions Court Building in Mississauga,  the social experience of reading, talking about the books, browsing and comparing what they have read with family and friends. Today, thanks to the generous donations of the community and the Consulate of Uruguay in Toronto, the library includes a variety of children and adult books in Spanish and English for the reading pleasure of the tenants of the building.

Other projects and organizations our club has supported in the past five years: 

Canadian Colombian Children’s Organization ~ Canada/Colombia
Home and school to 65 displaced and orphaned children. Committed to the advancement of education of poor children and mothers in Colombia, by assisting the efforts of the community while providing teaching resources, supplies, classrooms, nutrition and skill training.
 
Mimico Library Settlement Partnership Program  ~ Mimico
In October 2008, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and the Toronto Public Library joined forces to create the Library Settlement Partnership (LSP) to provide settlement services in public libraries. The program extends settlement services beyond traditional service points such as the agencies’ offices, and makes the service more accessible through extended hours and weekend service and through its location in a very visible and public space–the public library branches. One of the components of the LSP program is effective outreach, which helps inform clients of the availability of services in their community. Creating a sense of familiarity and belonging within the community through public library branches improves the long-term settlement process and helps with social and cultural integration. Services include one-on-one settlement counselling, presentations and workshops for newcomers, and referrals in collaboration with librarians and other colleagues in the community service sector.  
For more information visit: http://www.culturelink.ca/programs/community-connections/library-settlement-partnership/
 
 
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