Category Archives: Life on the Square

Seeking flexible adminstrative staff person for 16 hours a week

Administrative Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator

The Administrative Assistant & Volunteer Coordinator will provide support to the Parish Administrator and the Incumbent (parish priest) as directed, and be responsible for the recruitment & training of volunteers, working 16 hours per week.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of service bulletins for weekly service, for seasonal services, e.g. Holy Week, funerals, other services as the need may arise
  • Be responsible for carrying out all communications on church website and social media in compliance with parish communications policy; production of an electronic newsletter, annual reports and print communications
  • Complete applications to City (park permits, event applications) as required
  • Maintain customer relations database, and parish list
  • Act as donations secretary
  • Function as the parish Responsible Ministry officer, know and implement diocesan sexual misconduct policy, carry out training sessions, track staff and volunteer compliance
  • Recruit, train, and support volunteers for various church activities

Required Skills:

  • Experienced in use of common office and customer relations management software, WordPress and social media
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Able to work within a staff team, and able to adapt quickly to changing needs and priorities
  • Familiarity with church office/not-for-profit environments an asset

Terms and Conditions
This is a permanent position with a three-month probationary period
Compensation: $17-$20/hour, dependent upon experience, health benefits, pension
A satisfactory criminal record check is required for this position

All activities associated with this position must be carried out in a manner consistent with the Parish Mission Statement, Goals and Objectives. All diocesan and parish policies and practices must be known and adhered to including the Sexual Misconduct and Screening Policies of the Anglican Diocese of Toronto.

Please send cover letter explaining your suitability for and interest in the position and resume to ht@holytrinitytoronto.org by February 6.

Homeless Memorial January 10 noon

Join us next week for the first 2017 memorial. We will gather outside for 20 to 30 minutes and then enjoy a light lunch together inside.

There maybe an opportunity to create quilt squares.

This event and the actual recording of names takes on even more importance in the face of new approaches to counting people without homes.

Read The Globe and Mail article

Go to our main memorial page

Autumn Equinox Labyrinth Walk September 20

Join the Labyrinth Community Network in a public walk on Tuesday, September 20 at noon.  Free

Several times a year the network hosts public walks accompanied with music. Although you are invited to walk the labyrinth anytime it can be a particularly moving experience to walk it with others in the presence of inspiring music. Live Music by Michael Franklin

Wheelchair accessible with braille labyrinth on site

Next up Wednesday, December 21 at noon for Winter Solstice

Tomorrow! Homeless Memorial Tuesday, September 13 at noon

We meet monthly to remember all 833 people whose names are recorded here and the countless others who have been forgotten by some.

The June memorial marked the adding the 831 name to the Homeless Memorial which is not a milestone to be proud of, but one that was marked none-the-less. The Toronto Star wrote an article on this event that quietly took place outside the church on the second Tuesday of July.

Read the article here

We spoke out against police violence that led to “John Doe’s” death, observed our moment of silence for him and all those who have died. We heard Bonnie’s poem and shared announcements of actions we could take to change the system so that no more deaths will occur.

let's talk housing

 

Make your voice heard on a new national housing strategy by visiting the Federal Government input page Let’s Talk Housing.

Fashion on Yonge – Wednesday September 7 at 6 PM

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We love being a good neighbour.

Our great relationship with Downtown Yonge BIA has included the storage of their Play in the Parks equipment for their summer concert series and some shared advocacy for new bike racks on the square.

As fall approaches and we look into our closets for warmer, fashionable inspiration Fashion on Yonge comes to the rescue.

Join us Wednesday September 7 for a FREE Interactive Fashion Experience as Fashion on Yonge hits the Catwalk for it’s fourth year!

Everyone is invited to come see the hottest looks for fall 2016 available at the different retailers in the Downtown Yonge neighbourhood. During the event indulge in a little pampering courtesy of local salons and spas and enjoy food and beverages from local bars and restaurants.

From 6:00 – 8:00PM we invite you to step inside the historic Holy Trinity Church for three runway shows featuring falls best fashions. Space is limited inside the church, tickets are required.

This may not be a traditional church event, but when were we ever traditional. Come enjoy another aspect of our vibrant, downtown community!

Homeless Memorial noon Tuesday, July 12

Homelessness is a year round condition for many of our city’s residents. Come and remember those who have died and talk about how we are working for change.

On Tuesday, July 12 we added a John Doe who died on June 17. A man who is reported as being homeless by the Toronto Sun was shot and killed by the Toronto Police after being tasered at around 9am, June 17. Here are 2 articles about the incident. No names have been released.
https://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2016/06/17/man-dead-in-firearms-investigation-involving-toronto-police.html

http://www.torontosun.com/2016/06/17/siu-investigating-after-man-shot-dead

Visit the Toronto Homeless Memorial page and see the full list of people we remember every month.

Make your voice heard on a new national housing strategy by visiting the Federal Government input page Let’s Talk Housing.

Last chance today, August 30 at noon!

We are open Monday to Friday from 11 AM to 3 PM to welcome anyone who steps through the doors.

Tuesdays the music happens outside on the square, sponsored by The Downtown Yonge BIA. This series ends, but there are other concerts nearby if you visit their website.This year’s theme is “Dance Inspiring Fusion of the Americas”

A gathering place for danceable rhythms from across the Americas. Salsa, samba and more, are reimagined to feature a wider variety of genre-defying music from the best established and emerging artists in the city.

Full schedule of concerts in Trinity Square and other events close by can be found here.