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Our public apology and pledge to fight anti-Black racism

Our public apology and pledge to fight anti-Black racism

As the leadership of West Neighbourhood House, the Management and the Board deeply regret and apologize for anti-Black racism in the House. Over the past months, Black staff have spoken out about anti-Black racism that they and Black community members have encountered in the House and the harm this has caused. Whether overt or subtle, […] Read More

Springing into hope: Spring 2021 news from West Neighbourhood House

Springing into hope: Spring 2021 news from West Neighbourhood House

  Never miss a newsletter! Visit westnh.org/newsletter to sign up for our emails.    Dear Neighbours, We’d certainly hoped that by this time, we would be tentatively sharing our first news of reopening post-pandemic. Instead, we’re in the most difficult phase yet. We are looking ahead to the coming weeks and months with uncertainty and worry, but also […] Read More

The pandemic has revealed inequities. We need your help to address them.

The pandemic has revealed inequities. We need your help to address them.

Meals on Wheels is a program that addresses inequity in the form of food insecurity and isolation. The need for this service has increased in the past year. It’s just one way that West Neighbourhood House addresses inequity in the time of COVID-19. An unprecedented — and unequal — crisis The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been […] Read More

Are you a gig worker? Terrified about taxes? We can help!

Are you a gig worker? Terrified about taxes? We can help!

  Take the stress out of filing taxes Even before Covid-19, many people in our community were working for cash “under the table.” That includes people relying on gig work, such meal-delivery and ride-sharing apps, and those combining several “side hustles” or odd jobs to make ends meet. Now that so many people have lost […] Read More

Volunteer Story: Anabela Rato

Volunteer Story: Anabela Rato

In the fall of 2020, Anabela Rato, an Assistant Professor and Associate Chair of Portuguese Studies, reached out about a volunteer position helping to provide technology support for seniors engaging with our online programming. She knew about the House’s strong Portuguese community, and as a native Portuguese speaker, she thought she could be of help. […] Read More

Need extra support for virtual school homework? We are here to help!

Need extra support for virtual school homework? We are here to help!

  NEW for 2021 – Our Children’s Care team is excited to offer families a brand-new, appointment-based program that will help children from JK to Grade 7 with their homework during the continued COVID-19 pandemic. This program is designed specifically for children currently attending virtual school who require some extra support with their subjects in […] Read More

Help shape the future — join our community panel!

Help shape the future — join our community panel!

West Neighbourhood House has been working to support the community in Toronto’s west end for more than 100 years. Now it’s time to look to the future and think about how we can prepare for the challenges our community will face. We need your help! Yes, I want to help shape the future of the […] Read More

Board President speaks out in support of policing alternatives

Board President speaks out in support of policing alternatives

On behalf of Toronto Neighbourhood Centres (TNC), West Neighbourhood House Board President Rona Abramovitch spoke to the Toronto City Council Executive Committee on Jan. 27.  She spoke out in support of a proposed pilot project that would transform community safety and reduce overpolicing, including by introducing a new non-police model of response. Rona stressed the […] Read More

Happy 2021! It’s the all-good-news-letter

Happy 2021! It’s the all-good-news-letter

Not signed up for our newsletter yet? Click here to keep in touch! To our dear friends, supporters, donors, volunteers, staff and passers-by, Twenty-twenty has really been … something, hasn’t it? The newsletter we sent this time last year tells the tale of what feels like a bygone era. The photos show seniors smiling in front […] Read More

New project will allow West Neighbourhood House to measure how our financial coaching improves workers’ lives

New project will allow West Neighbourhood House to measure how our financial coaching improves workers’ lives

Our financial empowerment and problem-solving program has a proven track record. Now, we’re embedding one of our financial coaches to work one-on-one with new workers in the trades. An innovative, integrated approach to financial well-being West Neighbourhood House believes in integrating one-on-one financial counselling into community programs like job training, newcomer services, health care, and […] Read More

You’re so kind! Your guide to in-kind giving

You’re so kind! Your guide to in-kind giving

We receive so many wonderful and generous offers of support from our neighbours throughout the year. We appreciate each and every one of you! We do have a wish list. The items we want and need are all for our programs and program participants. We don’t distribute items to the community in general. Due to […] Read More