The second wave is here. We are here to help. - West Neighbourhood House

After school program worker in a mask stands in front of a whiteboard that says "After School program rules: Wash your hands before and after you eat and after you enter, keep your face mask on, see a counsellor before leaving"
A successful camp this summer helped us get ready for a safe return to school. Some things have changed (no more playing tag!), but crafts, outdoor time, and homework help are all still part of the program.

In these difficult times, we at West Neighbourhood House are continuing to work with the community to support our most vulnerable neighbours.

Sadly, Toronto is in the midst of a second wave of COVID-19 cases, and many Stage 2 restrictions, such as the closures of indoor dining and gyms, are back in place. For the time being, most of our programs will continue happening virtually — we don’t plan to do any further reopening of our in-person work at this time.

But we’re still here for you! To contact us for help, or for questions about our work during COVID-19, email or call (416) 532-4828. Subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with what we’re up to!

Our essential in-person services, which have stayed open throughout the pandemic, are open and accepting new participants. From time to time, we will also provide some in-person support to participants from other programs, if there is an urgent situation.

Programs that are open in-person

Other programs are happening remotely, on platforms such as Zoom and Facebook Messenger, as well as over the phone. We’re welcoming new participants!

Programs happening remotely

If you or someone you know could use a little extra support, help with errands, or a friendly call during this time, contact one of our mutual aid groups or find a group in your area of the city.

Thanks so much for your support and patience during this time. The most important thing you can do to help us, and everyone in the community, is continue doing your part to stop the spread.

Please wear a mask or face covering in public, wash your hands frequently, stay home if you feel sick, and keep two metres of space between yourself and others who are not in your social circle. We can get through this if we support our neighbours!

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