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DOMESTIC ABUSE SERVICES

Domestic Abuse Services (Our Lady of Good Counsel Society) is a registered, non-profit organization founded in 1995, within the Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver, under the auspices of the Catholic Women’s League. We assist anyone seeking safety or recovery from domestic abuse – regardless of religious denomination, race, sex, or creed. Members of the society are: volunteers who uphold Catholic & Christian values; providers of direct services for domestic abuse victims; advocators of non-violence in the community

Global Foodbanking Network

The mission of The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) is to alleviate world hunger.  We do this by collaborating to develop food banks in communities where they are needed around the world and by supporting food banks where they already exist.

ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF MANITOBA

Currently, more than 20,000 Manitobans are diagnosed and one person out of every three is personally affected. The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba provides valuable programs and services for people affected by dementia, while funding research to help find a cure. The Society offers supportive counselling; caregiver education; support groups for people with dementia and for their caregivers; professional education; public awareness; the MedicAlert® Safely Home program; the First Link® program and more. The Alzheimer Society also plays an important role in advocating for change within our local, provincial and federal governments. By working to influence programs and services which directly impact people affected, the Society helps enhance the quality of life for people living with a diagnosis and the people who care for them.

THE DONKEY SANCTUARY OF CANADA

The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada provides a lifelong home to donkeys and mules that have been neglected or abused, or that can no longer be cared for by their owners. The DSC provides a program in animal welfare education to school and community groups. In addition, the DSC has developed a Foster Farm Program wherein animals are placed in pairs on permanent loan at suitable farms. The Sanctuary Farm is open to the public on Wednesdays and Sundays, 10-4, May through October.

Kinbrace Community Society

Committed to creating a world of welcome, Kinbrace actively engages people in Canada's refugee protection system by providing: Housing We transition families and singles from homelessness to regular housing. Orientation We direct newcomers through the complexities of systems and culture for purposeful integration. Accompaniment We walk with people through the vulnerability of displacement, exile and loss to strengthen resiliency. Education We inspire the Canadian public into an informed, hopeful and mobilized posture of welcome and embrace.

Yellow Brick House

Yellow Brick House helps abused women and children by offering emergency shelter, transitional housing, counselling and supportive services; empowering them to lead violent-free lives. Aside from direct services to abused women and children we also provide public educational services within the school systems. Abuse prevention workshops raise awareness among students about the issues of violence against women while promoting healthy relationships. We directly speak to over 9,000 individuals every year. This focus is bringing information to tomorrow’s generation today. Yellow Brick House. Rebuilding Lives. Empowering abused women and children. www.yellowbrickhouse.org

Ecotrust Canada

Ecotrust Canada is an enterprising nonprofit whose purpose is to build the conservation economy. We work at the intersection of conservation and community economic development promoting innovation and providing services for communities, First Nations and enterprises to green and grow their local economies. Our work is varied and relentlessly practical. We send out a regular e-newsletter the "Conservation Economist", or updates can be viewed on our website at ecotrust.ca.

BC SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS (BC SPCA)

The BC SPCA is a provincial non-profit organization funded primarily by public donations. Our mission is to prevent cruelty and to promote the welfare of animals through a wide range of services, including cruelty investigations, emergency rescue and treatment, sheltering and adoption of homeless and abused animals, humane education, advocacy, farm animal welfare, spay/neuter programs, and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation. You may also donate directly to the BC SPCA through our website at www.spca.bc.ca

International Association for Human Values

The International Association for Human Values (IAHV) offers programs to reduce stress and develop leaders so that human values can flourish in people and communities. We foster the daily practice of human values - a sense of connectedness and respect for all people and the natural environment, an attitude of non-violence, and an ethic of social service. Our programs enhance clarity of mind, shift attitudes and behaviours, and develop leaders and communities that are resilient, responsible, and inspired.

The Food Bank of Waterloo Region

In the past year, The Food Bank of Waterloo Region, assisted approximately 28,000 neighbours in Waterloo Region. Yearly, The Food Bank distributes over 3 million pounds of food to community individuals who are facing challenging circumstances. Food is distributed through a partnership of 76 member agencies and community programs which provide emergency food hampers and meals. For a full description of our programs and food distribution, please see our website at www.thefoodbank.ca. If you would like a copy of our annual financial statement, please contact us at (519) 743-5576.

BISSELL CENTRE

Bissell Centre takes a holistic approach to addressing the root issues surrounding poverty and homelessness. Our programs and services are hinged on the principle that building respectful, trusting relationships helps deal with the core issues of a person in poverty. Bissell engages with our community members to learn who they are, what their unique barriers are and provide the resources necessary to emerge out of poverty and reconnect with their hope. Programs work with one another to address the many daily and long-term issues such as hunger, education, employment, safety, housing and mental health. Our services include: • Drop-In Centre and Emergency Support • Housing Program • Inner City Victims Services • Women's & Parenting Programs • Child Care • Employment Skills Training • Casual Labour Program • Hunger & Nutrition Aid • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum of Services • Recreation & Wellness Please visit us at: www.bissellcentre.org Thank-you for your generosity.

Second Harvest

Second Harvest is the largest food rescue program in Canada. Since 1985, Second Harvest has been picking up donated, excess food, which would otherwise go to waste, and delivering that food to community agencies in Toronto. Every day, Second Harvest delivers enough food to provide 20,000 meals to over 200 community agencies in Toronto.