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South Markham Connects

South Markham Community Action Table 

Community Action Tables (CATs) are community-driven, collaborative tables that inform York Region’s Community Safety and Well-Being Plan (CSWB). CATs are composed of a broad range of stakeholders - including residents, service providers, York Regional Police, school boards, government, funders, and more. This group contributes diverse perspectives that prioritize social development and prevention strategies to address community safety and well-being. The CAT aims to prioritize strategies that focus on local engagement to address Mental Health & Mental Well-Being and Housing Stability. We help set priorities, plan activities, and take action South Markham. For more information or to join the South Markham CAT and/or its Sub-Committees, contact Jen D. Fabico-Smith at 

South Markham Quick Action Grants

In November 2019, York Region Council approved a place-based approach to developing York Region’s Community Safety & Well-Being (CSWB) Plan and authorized a process to identify geographic areas of focus. United Way Greater Toronto (UWGT) has partnered with York Region, Agincourt Community Services Association (ACSA) and Social Services Network (SSN) to support a place-based Community Action Table (CAT) in South-Central Markham to help deliver on the CSWB plan. QAGs are given to South Markham Residents to host their own projects. Grant recipients help share cultures, establish connections, and address social issues. SMCAT supports all recipients during their projects. For more information or to apply, contact Emily Rong at

South Markham Resident Leaders Group

SMCAT works with local residents to inform York Region’s Community Safety & Well-being Plan for South Markham. We raise awareness, host community events, provide local grants, and connect residents together. Resident Leaders work with SMCAT to help address community concerns and provide resources. Resident Leaders will represent South Markham's Communities and bring in new perspectives from different backgrounds! For more information or to asign up, contact Siva Thilaga or Vathana Nitharsan at

No programs are delivered, though events continue to be hosted throughout the year such as the South Markham CAT Walks, Housing Stability Speakers Series, Quick Action Grant Recipent Events and Housing Stability Civic Engagement events. For information or to register to these and more, please visit our Instagram handle at @southmarkhamconnects


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