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Our legal name is The St. Christopher House.  Unfortunately, there are some variations on government databases, including St. Christopher House (no “The”) and St Christopher House (no period after “St”).

Our operating name is West Neighbourhood House.

There is a separate organization called St. Christopher House Community Endowment.  It has its own Board of Directors and finances.  …

Read more Our Legal Name and Operating Name and Other Similar Names

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!

These are the values of West Neighbourhood House, its Board of Directors, Staff and Volunteers. This is a living document which we will revisit as we move forward, learning from both our successes and failures. None of these values stands alone – each needs to be understood in relation to the others.


We acknowledge and …

Read more Our Values

Description & Details

Do you have a passion for the arts? Do you love encouraging and supporting active seniors? We’d welcome a volunteer for just 3 hours every Thursday, from 11am to 1pm, to facilitate an online and/or in-person weekly art workshop in the Health Promotion Program – Seniors Community Development. Health Promotion offers a variety …

Read more Online Art Studio Facilitator for Seniors


Description & Details

The goal of the Friendly Visiting Program is to help seniors and people with disabilities who have limited social contacts maintain healthy, independent living. Using regular contact, either in person or via the telephone. Volunteers provide friendly connection and support to encourage independence and social contact.

Volunteer Duties & Responsibilities:

Must be invested in …

Read more Friendly Visiting, Friendly Calls and Security Checks

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


West Neighbourhood House

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Toronto, Ontario

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Adult Education


Description & Details

The Adult Learning Programs at West Neighbourhood House works with adults who want to upgrade their literacy, numeracy and digital skills.

Some of our learners are interested in preparing to write the General Education Development (GED) exam which earns them an Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate

Participants are …

Read more GED Tutors and Lab Assistants

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

Help your neighbours thrive by giving to our annual appeal.
By giving to West Neighbourhood House this year, you will support neighbours to pursue dreams and contend with today’s economic reality. You will also make it possible for the House to continue addressing social issues like housing affordability, social exclusion, and mental health.

Together, we can help …

Read more With your support, we help our community flourish.

Congratulations to the two recipients of the Sir James Woods Award Recipients of this year.

Announced at our AGM, The Roots and Culture Club as well as Erella Ganon are being celebrated for their incredibly contributions to the community.

The Roots and Culture Club

The Roots and Culture Club is led by the Black Student Success Committee, a parent-led …

Read more The Sir James Woods Award Recipients of 2022 have been announced!

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