– The power of community: West NH helps five local groups put money in people’s pockets

Image of CBC story with headline "How 5 community groups turned a $50 k grant into five million dollars"
Lynne Woolcott, left, is the director of community response and advocacy at West Neighbourhood House. Viji Naguleswaran, right, is a community financial worker for the financial empowerment and problem solving program at West Neighbourhood House. (Pelin Sidki/CBC News)

Thanks to a grant from the United Way, five community groups across Toronto  — LAMP Community Health CentreNorth York Community House, Warden Woods Community CentreSyme-Woolner Neighbourhood & Family Centre and Ralph Thornton Community Centre, were able to transform $50,000 into $5.9 million in refunds and credits for low-income folks.

West Neighbourhood House played a key role in training volunteers to deliver tax advice specifically tailored to low-income people. You can read more about the project over at CBC Toronto. Congratulations to our Financial Empowerment and Problem-Solving team and everyone involved!

 

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