LAMP Community Health Centre is taking a loud approach to attract new members.
On Wednesday, Aug. 15 youth will dance in a flash mob at 5 p.m. in Lakeshore Village Park on Garnett Janes Road between Twelfth and Tenth streets north of Lake Shore Boulevard West.
The intent of the flash mob is to encourage residents in the south Etobicoke community to become LAMP members for a nominal fee of $3 per year or $9 for three years, said Idil Omar, one of the organizers. Membership fees are waived for those who cannot afford it.
LAMP is a non-profit, multi-service health centre that serves clients who are at-risk, poor, marginalized, isolated or non-insured. It is the lead agency delivering diabetes education in west Toronto. It opened the first community health centre in Mississauga.
Adult literacy, support for people with mental health issues, an emergency food bank, income tax and legal clinics, an early years centre for preschoolers with parent education and support are among its programs.
In June, The Etobicoke Guardian presented LAMP staff with a 2012 Urban Hero Award in the community category.
The Urban Hero Awards is an annual awards program that recognizes community members and grassroots level “heroes” whose personal efforts, sacrifices and contributions have made a significant impact to a cause, a person or a group in our local community.
Visit www.lampchc.org for more information.