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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

Miranda Bavdaz receives a Meals on Wheels delivery at her Toronto home, on Monday November 9, 2020. Photo: West Neighbourhood House/Chris Young

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 easy for …

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

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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 Board President speaks out in support of policing alternatives

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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

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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 higher education …

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

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