News - West Neighbourhood House

Help change the conditions that drive social inequities in our community by giving to our Winter Appeal!

A higher cost of living, unaffordable and unavailable housing, and social exclusion continue to distress people in our community. By making a donation in support of West Neighbourhood House, you enable us to respond to the immediate needs of …

Read more Together, let us build a resilient and inclusive community!

Dear friends and neighbours,

Since our organization’s foundation in Toronto’s Kensington Market neighbourhood in 1912, the House has been a place for those less advantaged to receive the support they need to gain greater control of their lives and reach their full potential.

Naturally, with much time gone by, the needs of the community have changed, and …

Read more Addressing inequities and injustice in the community

The Annual Report 2022-2023 has arrived!

Our annual report lets our members, program participants, our donors, our funders, our volunteers and our neighbours know what we do to meet our commitment to enable personal and social change in 2022-2023. We deeply appreciate your trust and your support for this work.

We are excited to share Annual Report …

Read more Annual Report 2022-2023

Parkdale will soon be home to the first social medicine housing built in Canada. The project, currently under construction at 150 Dunn Avenue, will provide 51 new homes for unhoused neighbours who are also facing chronic, complex health conditions.

This is a new supportive housing model that combines direct onsite supports with health care access to help …

Read more Welcoming Social Medicine Housing in Parkdale

Congratulations to the recipient of the Sir James Woods Award for 2023.

Tenzin Chime, commonly known as Tsomo is being celebrated for their incredible contributions to the community. The award was announced at our AGM and presented by President of the Board of Directors Prasad Rao.

Tsomo wears several hats and is well known and respected in …

Read more The Sir James Woods Award Recipient has been announced for 2023!

Hello dear friends,

Spring has sprung in our neighbourhood! Along with the good weather, comes more in-person activities at West Neighbourhood House and outside in the open air. The House is now open six days a week for in-person programs with different programs/activities each day! Lots of activities are continuing online too because so many people …

Read more Spring is here! Welcoming the community back to the House!

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Summer is here and our gardens are thriving !
Welcome to summer with Greenest City – our gardens are in full swing and gardeners are active with planting new seedlings and growing food in Parkdale! Our summer edition has a lot of updates and opportunities, take your time to read!We began our growing season with a …

Read more Summer edition : our gardens are in full swing ! Food markets, volunteers, workshops — get active with Greenest City this season!

As we celebrate Black History Month, the House remembers the life of Robert (Bob) Ellis, our dear friend and much-loved leader in the Black community, the local community, and the “St Chris” community.

Bob passed away on December 18, at home with his beloved partner, Estelle, whom he met in St. Christopher House, and children Colin …

Read more Remembering the Life of Robert (Bob) Ellis

It’s budget time at the City of Toronto. It’s a great opportunity to get involved in shaping the future of our City. Emily Paradis, President of West Neighbourhood House’s Board of Directors, presented the following to the budget subcommittee on January 18th. Contact your city councillor and tell them what is important to you by February …

Read more BUDGET 2023 Deputation, Budget Subcommittee – Statement from Emily Paradis

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