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Dear Friends of the House,

The calendar changed to 2024 and a new year always brings optimism for new beginnings, and new aspirations for the future.

The beginning of each year also brings some special events. The House hosted a number of gatherings together with staff and the community that marked Black History Month and the Lunar …

Read more Celebrating the strength and diversity of our community

Poster for One-to-One Parent Support

Being a parent is always challenging. It’s okay to ask for help.

West Neighbourhood House provides one-to-one parent support with an experienced early childhood professional. If you have questions about parenting and childhood development, we are here to help. Available every Monday, between 10am-3pm, by appointment only.

For more information and to book an appointment, contact our …

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Everywhere, life is blooming, flowers are colouring landscapes, insects are fluttering around, the days are getting longer and warmer and of course, people lightly dressed are walking head up the street with that unmistakable seasonal smile

Our 2024 outdoor growing season has begun, and we are grateful that this year we have already been able to support our gardeners with …

Read more Greenest City Spring 2024 Newsletter

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The Adult Literacy Program at West Neighbourhood House helps English-speaking adults in the West-end of Toronto learn to read, write in English and practice Math at a basic/intermediate level through small groups and individual tutoring sessions.

We are currently working in person but virtual options may be available.

Volunteer Duties:

Work one-to-one with a learner or a …

Read more Adult Literacy Tutor (English and/or Math)

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 …

Read more Membership

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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!

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

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

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

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