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when times are hard, we stick together (vaccination team at west lodge)

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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 determination and commitment to …

Read more Springing into hope: Spring 2021 news from West Neighbourhood House

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Take the stress out of filing taxes
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, 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 jobs …

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

West Downtown Neighbourhood Community reference panel. Picture of three people seated at a table in a large event space. Bottom text: Apply by Feb 25

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 House …

Read more Help shape the future — join our community panel!

block text: rethinking community safety: a step forward for Toronto

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 Supporting community safety and alternatives to policing

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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 of their handmade …

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

Our organization receives so many wonderful and generous offers of support from our neighbours throughout the year. We appreciate each and every one of you!

The items will go towards our programs and program participants. We don’t distribute items to the community in general. If your business, workplace, faith group, or other club would like to …

Read more You’re so kind! Our guide to in-kind giving

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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 and support …

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

A participants attends a program at WEST

West Employment Services and Training (WEST) program has provided free services to help job seekers find work and local employers hire qualified workers since 1998.

Most of our services are still virtual but in-person appointments are available.

Ready to register? 

Please complete this contact form and one of our staff will contact you to set up an …

Read more West Employment Services and Training Program

seniors gather at West Lodge to dicuss issues of affordable housing

The West End Coalition for Housing Justice is a community development initiative to empower local residents to get involved in the development process and advocate for affordable housing that meets the needs of all neighbours.

Campaign Spotlight: Bill 109 is Not Enough

There are big changes to how planning works in our communities. The government of Ontario has …

Read more West End Coalition for Housing Justice

neighbourhood change, building strong and inclusive communities from within

Neighbourhood Change was a project of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
In 2010, the group was awarded a Public Outreach Grant to the University of Toronto based Neighbourhood Change research team led by Dr. Daniyal Zuberi.

Community Partners:
Canadian Association of Neighbourhood Services
St. Christopher House, now West Neighbourhood House.
Public Interest Research,
United Way Toronto
Social Planning Toronto

The …

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