World Mental Health Day

2021-10-08T19:25:56+01:00October 1st, 2021|Categories: Community, covid-19, General, Health, Homelessness, Indigenous, Isolation, LGBTQ2+, Meditation, mental health, Newcomer|

By Shirley Roberts - October 2021 -  The World Health Organization recognizes October 10th as World Mental Health Day. In 1992, the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) established World Mental Health Day in an effort to promote education and advocate for people experiencing mental health issues. This year’s theme, set by the [...]

Community hub helps newcomers find affordable housing in Toronto

2021-10-08T19:45:09+01:00August 3rd, 2021|Categories: Community, General, Homelessness, Housing, Newcomer|

By Nina Badwal - August 2021 -  For confidentiality purposes, the name of the newcomer in this story has been changed. Marie came to Canada as a refugee a year ago from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  She was staying at a shelter and then got a short-term accommodation with a [...]

Raising Awareness about Homelessness- An interview with Alana Banton

2020-12-14T17:59:45+00:00November 8th, 2020|Categories: Community, education, General, Homelessness, Housing|

Alana Banton was born and raised in Toronto. She has a master's in community development and work as a follow-up support worker at Wigwamen. Her role is to provide transitional support to newly housed Indigenous peoples and developing capacity building programs. They have years of experience in outreach and program development.  An overview of [...]

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