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We’re all in this together, and we need your help.

We’re all in this together, and we need your help.

If you can, please give to the 2020 Annual Appeal Here at West Neighbourhood House, we’ve been working hard every day since March to support the most vulnerable people during this pandemic. Now it’s the time of year when we — humbly and gratefully — ask for your support. We appreciate all of our donors […] Read More

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

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

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

West Neighbourhood House Board President speaks out in support of policing alternatives

West Neighbourhood House 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

Want to help the House? Get creative!

Want to help the House? Get creative!

All throughout the holiday season, we hear from our wonderful supporters with questions about how they can help. Things are strange right now. In-person events are off-limits. But there is one fun and helpful thing you can do — get a group of people together and come up with a creative way to fundraise for […] Read More

Fall-ing into a new normal: Autumn news from West Neighbourhood House

Fall-ing into a new normal: Autumn news from West Neighbourhood House

Not signed up for our newsletter yet? Click here to keep in touch! To our dear friends, supporters, donors, volunteers, staff and passers-by: Here’s our latest newsletter. We hope it finds you safe and well. Sadly, a second wave of of COVID-19 cases is surging in the city. And we’re mobilizing a wave of care […] Read More