Released in Mississauga, ON, on Tuesday, 29th November, 2022
Malton is a neighborhood located in the northeast of Mississauga, and is home to a large population of immigrants and visible minorities. It has the highest prevalence of low-income households and the highest unemployment rate within all the high priority communities in the Peel region. As a result, there is a need for immediate strategies to overcome current financial burdens in this neighborhood. This need led to the idea of a program, titled “Sustainability on my Mind“, which is aimed at giving Malton residents the chance to learn new skills and practical methods of self sufficiency at little to no cost.
As part of the “Sustainability on my Mind” program, the Sustainable Community Aid Network (SCAN) will host workshops between November 2022 to June 2023 that will teach residents of Malton, Mississauga, about eco-friendly lifestyle strategies that households can practice on their own for very little cost. Through these workshops, Malton residents will learn different strategies for essential household practices such as indoor gardening, food preservation, and DIY projects that will save them from buying new and expensive items.
These workshops will address the following topics;
- Homemade laundry detergent
- Mason jar herb garden
- Candle making
- Tin can luminaries
- Homemade cleaning green recipes
- Food preservation
- Homemade moisturizing foaming hand soap
With this project, we wish to bring a fun and safe way to connect people in the community, and share our passion for environmental sustainability. SCAN will be collaborating with community groups in Malton to ensure the successful delivery and implementation of this project.
About SCAN: The Sustainable Community Aid Network (SCAN) is a Canadian non-profit assisting in the sustainable development of communities, using an intersectional framework that integrates the environmental, social-cultural, and economic issues affecting underserved demographics, with a focus on visible minority groups.
You can learn more about the Sustainability on My Mind project here
All Malton residents interested in participating in any of these workshops are invited to sign up here
For any questions, do not hesitate to contact Elena Edo at 1 (800) 687 1351 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sustainability on My Mind project is supported by the Government of Canada’s Healthy Communities Initiative.