Volunteers’ Spotlight

A St. James Town resident gives back to her community after a difficult settlement in Canada By Nina Badwal - March 2022 - Anuradha Yadav, a native of Mumbai, India had only two months to prepare for her move to Canada after learning her husband was granted a permit to work here. Pregnant [...]

Volunteers’ Spotlight

Advocate for equality  By Nina Badwal - February 2022 - Tatyanna Watts wants to make sure that no one is left behind. She has been volunteering for the St. James Town Community Corner for about a year as a Community Outreach Ambassador. As an African-Canadian, her mission is to connect Black folks [...]

Volunteers’ Spotlight

The accidental volunteer By Nina Badwal - January 2022 - . You can call Nina Kukoc the “accidental volunteer.” One day while taking a stroll in her neighbourhood, Kukoc encountered the St. James Town Community Corner’s Share and Reuse Hub, The Corner @240 (located at 240 Wellesley Street East).  After learning more about [...]

Volunteers’ Spotlight

By Lovlyn Dsouza Lovlyn Dsouza is a resident of St. James Town and volunteers frequently in her community. Currently she is a member of the St. James Town Community Corner’s steering committee. The following are her thoughts on volunteering, given at The Corner’s Volunteer Appreciation event in November 2021. . I [...]

Volunteers’ Spotlight

The teacher turned preacher By Nina Badwal - November 2021 - Eugene Lee has been volunteering at the St. James Town Community Corner since August 2020 – right after landing in Toronto from Vancouver where he spent most of his life.  He started out at The Corner by delivering meals to people in [...]

Our Volunteers Give Thanks

 “The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness”   -Dalai Lama  With Thanksgiving just behind us, the month of October gives us pause to think about thankfulness and our sense of gratitude. Even under the shadow of COVID-19, it can be a time to reflect on the many [...]