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Growing the Future is a free after-school program for children and youth.

Throughout our program, teen mentors work with Greenest City staff to engage children in activities surrounding food and environmental literacy. Between learning in one of our community vegetable gardens to getting a handle on basic techniques and practices in the kitchen, Growing the Future …

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West Neighbourhood House’s legal name is The St. Christopher House (see section on Legal Name, Operating Name, and Others with Similar Names).  The West Neighbourhood House charitable information, including our annual tax return (Form T3010) is under the name The St Christopher House (no period after “St”) on the Canada Revenue Agency website.

West Neighbourhood House …

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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!

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

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 …

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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 …

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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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