Community Development Projects - West Neighbourhood House

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

Fix the 6ix is a grassroots organization launched in 2016 by students at York University to address poverty in Toronto.
Fix the 6ix is rooted in the philosophy that Toronto belongs equally to everyone, and that much is to be gained by supporting all individuals who call the 6ix ‘home’.

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Fix the 6ix works to advocate …

Read more Fix the 6ix: Advocating for and serving the homeless community in Toronto

You can be a neighbourhood hero

When times are hard, we show up for our neighbours.
West Neighbourhood House is working with the support of other agencies to organize mutual aid networks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mutual aid is a way for neighbours to support neighbours. It connects those who can give with those who need help. It’s based on the idea that …

Read more Give help, get help: Our COVID-19 mutual aid network

A group of participants, volunteers and staff head out to talk to our neighbours

Community Sweep + Community Check in
Every year West Neighbourhood House reaches out to the broader community to get feedback on a wide range of issues. Teams of staff, volunteers and participants knock on doors, visit businesses, attend festivals and talk with people at main intersections to conduct our “Community Sweep”.

The conversations change year to year …

Read more Annual Community Engagement and Planning

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