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Parkdale Seed Exchange & Seeds for Peace, Photo of hands holding seeds paired with information about the seed exchange event.

Hello everyone,

We are pleased to invite you into some spring activities that we are proud to support this Friday.

We invite you to our outdoor seed exchange and seeds for peace event. You will have the opportunity to exchange seeds as well as reflect on messages of peace you wish to send to the world.

The event …

Read more Bring on Spring – Join us for an outdoor seed exchange with Greenest City!

Hello West Neighbourhood House!

On February 16th, we invite you to attend a town hall centring Black Health & Wellness. This event will be co-moderated by Zaria Duncan, the Associate Executive Director here at West Neighbourhood House!

The Black Health Alliance, Black Scientists Taskforce and other community partners are hosting a space to reflect on learnings from …

Read more Please join us for an online town hall on Black health & wellness!

Help us move forward by giving to the annual appeal.
In 2021 we supported people when they needed it most – we couldn’t have done it without you! The COVID19 pandemic isn’t over yet. We humbly and gratefully ask for your support. No matter the amount, we appreciate every contribution. Together, we can help our community …

Read more Together, We’ve Come So Far: Let’s keep going!

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To all our neighbours and friends of the House,
Around this time last year, we were all unsure of how the pandemic would continue to affect our lives. We questioned what the holiday season would look like and how we would connect with our loved …

Read more 2021 kept us on our toes! This newsletter will bring you up to speed on our winter updates.

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.

A mother helps her daughter with her homework on a computer screen.

NEW for 2021 – Our Children’s Care team is excited to offer families a brand-new, appointment-based program that will help children from JK to Grade 7 with their homework during the continued COVID-19 pandemic.
This program is designed specifically for children currently attending virtual school who require some extra support with their subjects in a small-scale …

Read more Need extra support for virtual school homework? We are here to help!

two building up employees work on a construction site wearing masks

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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