This year, my new pall Sassy and I are walking 10K (I know it says 5k, but we're doing 10 because Sassy's got so much energy!) to support children’s programs at North York Community House. We work with newcomers, refugees, and children from low-income communities helping them settle into their new homes and connect with peers and the community.
Through educational, recreational, and holistic learning opportunities children learn to take care of their physical and mental health, build self-esteem, and develop leadership and social skills to help them navigate their lives with greater awareness and resilience.
The pandemic has placed tremendous strain on the physical, mental, and social well-being of children. Online schooling, physical distancing, increased screen-time, and isolation has contributed to loneliness, anxiety, and setbacks in their development.
NYCH’s children’s programs offer kids a safe and inclusive space to connect, express and process their emotions, stay healthy and active at home, and develop tools to build resilience. Your donation today will ensure that children continue to receive the support they need to not only survive this pandemic but thrive in their lives going forward.
Warmest thanks from Sassy and me!
Newcomers and their families face numerous barriers to starting their new lives here in Canada. Your kindness will create opportunities for them to settle successfully, thrive in their new settings and become leaders in the community.
Every year, over 17,000 people come through our doors to access the programs and services we offer. Through generous donations like yours, new immigrants and refugees will receive free, one-on-one settlement help; immigrant professionals will develop their skills for workplace success; newcomer youth will feel more welcome in their new schools; families in under-resourced neighbourhoods will be encouraged to get active and stay healthy.
All funds raised by NYCH through the 2021 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon will support innovative children, youth, and family programs – providing opportunities for residents in northwest Toronto to gain confidence, build skills, and lead positive change in their neighbourhoods.
|Donation date||Donor name||Donation amount|
|Nov 08||Komal Janeja||Undisclosed amount|
|Nov 04||Rosemary Hunter||$100.00|
|Nov 01||Rita Antenore||$25.00|
|Nov 01||Ainsley Goldman||Undisclosed amount|
|Oct 31||Karolyn Katz||Undisclosed amount|
|Oct 31||Lidia Monaco||Undisclosed amount|
|Oct 31||Gang Orna||$40.00|
|Oct 31||Anonymous||Undisclosed amount|
|Oct 24||Naked Creative||$250.00|