Series S01050 - Research files

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Research files

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  • Textual record
  • Moving images

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  • 1926-2021 (Creation)

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1.1 m of textual records
1 videocassette

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Series consists of research notes, reports, academic papers and dissertations, meeting notes, books, presentation slides, speeches, correspondence, and exhibition text. It is arranged by research focus as compiled by the creator in the process of writing the book "By Us! For Us!" The focus of the first section is the history of the Jane-Finch neighbourhood from the first Indigenous settlements to the development of housing and infrastructure by settler Canadians. The second section focuses on demographic information about Jane-Finch through census results and academic research into the construction and development of housing in Jane-Finch. The third section focuses on the diversity of community residents and the socio-economic impacts that governing policies and public perception have had on their lives. The fourth section focuses on youth experiences and includes community-based programming for anti-drug and crime prevention initiatives for this age group. The fifth section focuses on assessments of the Toronto Metropolitan Police’s actions and residents’ resistance to cuts in community services, 1997 amalgamation of the City of Toronto and the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy. The sixth section focuses on community organizations and community voices. The seventh section focuses on community-based initiatives to improve infrastructure and the standard of living and the community’s relationship with York University and its researchers. The eighth section includes books and a videocassette tape of the movie Teen Moms: Our Stories, produced by the Black Creek Community Health Centre.

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  • English

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