Erin Morawetz - West Neighbourhood House

anabela teaches students and seniors on zoom

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.
Little …

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A mother helps her daughter with her homework on a computer screen.

Update: This program is not currently running as we have shifted to in-person programs to reflect the province’s changing learning models. Should schools return to the virtual learning model, we will resume our virtual Homework Help Program.
NEW for 2021 – Our Children’s Care team is excited to offer families a brand-new, appointment-based program that will help …

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

A woman sits at her computer taking notes while her two children are on the couch behind her

Virtual program – The Virtual Peer Support Group is a parent-to-parent group hosted by an Early Childhood Educator.
Essential information
What it is:
In this virtual support group, parents share and learn from each other how best to navigate and define the duplicity of roles during the confining times of COVID-19 while getting support for home schooling, working …

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At West Neighbourhood House, we are committed to helping immigrants and refugees settle into life in Toronto. We serve all immigrants, no matter their immigration status in Canada and length of residency.
As part of this commitment, we offer programs specifically designed for newcomers:

The Newcomer Settlement Program which provides information and support to help immigrants …

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preschool program worker Sonia is on zoom with a young boy. they're both playing with the same dinosaur puppets

Virtual program – Pre-school children and their parents are invited to join Sonia for an hour of fun and interactive storytelling.
Connect with other parents and children as Sonia uses books, puppets, music and movement, and crafts and science to engage your children in collaborative learning.

Essential information
Who can join:
All children between the ages of 0 …

Read more Circle and Storytime with Sonia

Please support West Neighbourhood House and consider becoming a voting member!

A voting member is committed to and supports the work of West Neighbourhood House.

Our members:

vote at the Annual General Meeting where they elect new Board of Directors
vote to approve financial statements at the Annual General Meeting
are eligible to be nominated to the Board of Directors (except for employees of …

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United Way Day of Caring 
Does your workplace run a United Way Campaign?  If yes, consider doing a Day of Caring® 

West Neighbourhood House is a proud supporter of United Way’s Day of Caring® volunteer program which connects corporate groups to a variety of different volunteer opportunities across Toronto & York Region. Projects range from gardening, mentoring, special event …

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By Katrina Raymundo
24 hours… was the amount of time I spent binge-watching TV shows on Netflix on most weekends.
One day, as I finished another TV series, I thought that all this time to myself could partly be used to do other worthwhile activities, such as volunteering. While searching online for opportunities, I chanced upon the …

Read more Typing, Tablets, and Other Stories: My experience as a tutor with West Neighbourhood House

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