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For more than 60 years, Heart & Stroke has been dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Heart & Stroke is a leading funder of life-saving research, which has led to breakthroughs such as heart transplant surgery and a revolutionary stroke treatment that cuts the death rate by 50%. We empower Canadians to live healthier lives — from preventing and controlling high blood pressure to getting more physical activity. And we fight for change that will create better health for all, such as reducing salt in the food supply and improving access to stroke rehabilitation. To tackle these challenges, Heart & Stroke is focusing our efforts on areas where we can make the biggest impact: fighting for prevention; saving lives; transforming recovery; andinvesting in life-saving research.
Kawartha Food Share currently assists more than 7,700 men women and children every month through our 37 member agencies across the City & County of Peterborough. Last year our warehouse distributed over 6.5 Million dollars of food and emergency care needs. We also partner with the school breakfast programs in serving over 158,000 meals a month. Please visit our web site for a list of our member agencies and more information.
The Oakville Hospital Foundation raises funds for the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital of Halton Healthcare Services. The Foundation strives to ensure Oakville residents have access to the highest quality healthcare services, which government funding alone can not provide. With community support, the Foundation works to ensure essential healthcare services and resources are available today for patients, community and staff and will be there tomorrow to meet the community’s growing needs.
As Canada’s largest youth shelter, Covenant House Toronto opens doors of opportunity and hope to homeless youth. More than just a place to stay, we provide 24/7 crisis care and have the widest range of services under one roof, including education, counselling, health care and employment assistance. Kids come to Covenant House from every part of Canada and from every social and economic background. Most are fleeing or have been forced out of homes where there is abuse and neglect. The street is a dangerous and often deadly place for kids. Our doors are open to youth 16 to 24 regardless of race, creed, gender or the circumstances that have brought them to our threshold. Covenant House has helped thousands of young people move from a life on the streets to a life with a future. On average, about 4,000 young people turn to us annually.
Life is complicated! We’re all busy! Many aren't sure where we’re headed. At Compass Point we’re navigating life together, discovering God’s direction and supporting each other. We are a church made up of families, children, youth, singles and seniors. Some are considering the claims of Christ; others are young, growing in their faith; others are more mature believers, actively serving. We’re all different, but here for the same reason - to discover how the God of the Bible can change our lives.
Our services help individuals and families meet basic needs and develop skills, social networks and experience to help them to fulfill their life aspirations in Canada. They include: • Clothing Services - clothing boutique open daily, teen shopping days, Annual Prom Boutique and monthly Seniors Mobile Malls in local retirement residences • Community Gift-giving: Holiday Angel Programs and Helping For Eid Baskets • Volunteer Program: 140 individuals help to deliver our clothing services; most of our volunteers are newcomer women who are seeking to improve language and cultural competency, expand their social networks and gain workplace experience • Community engagement: Friendship Circle, Peer Language Training and Community excursions • Skills-building: certificate-based programs in business, retail and customer services skills offered in partnership with Seneca College and the Retail Council of Canada
Animalert works independently of the London Humane Society and London Animal Care and Control Centre. We raise all of our money through adoption fees, private donations and fund-raising efforts, such as our annual Christmas bazaar. Because we have virtually no administrative overhead, approximately 90 per cent of our money is used for veterinary care, food and housing. We are able to place about 250 cats and dogs a year into responsible, loving homes. We work cooperatively with other shelters both locally and in the United States to save pets and find permanent homes for them.
Church of the Holy Trinity, founded in 1847, is a unique Anglican community characterized by informality, where both traditional and contemporary worship are available. It is a church of inclusivity, both in language and comprehensive lay participation. The Christmas Story, our traditional Nativity pageant, has been held annually at Holy Trinity since 1937, telling the magnificent story of Christ's birth with a volunteer cast and professional choir and organ.
Jewish Family and Child Service of Greater Toronto is the children's aid society for Jewish children in the GTA, providing child welfare services including foster homes and adoption services. We are also the social services agency for the Jewish community, providing a wide range of services to individuals and families, including: counselling, family life education programs, domestic violence programs, financial assistance, an adolescent mental health centre, programs for families undergoing separation or divorce, Chaplaincy services, the Jewish Hospice program and volunteer services.
VISION: Love the experience VALUES: ACCOUNTABILITY: Taking responsibility for meeting the library service needs of the community in an efficient, effective and fiscally responsible manner. ACCESSIBILITY: Ensuring library services are accessible to the community-regardless of indvidual circumstances. COMMUNICATION: Engaging in open dialogue, listening attentively, and responding in such a way as to cultivate understanding and strengthen relationships. INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM: Facilitating access to all expressions of knowledge and intellectual activity. INNOVATION: Constantly challenging current practices, initiating breakthrough improvements, and creating new standards of performance. PARTNERSHIPS: Seeking mutually beneficial partnerships and links with the community to maximize community resources and benefits. QUALITY SERVICE: Providing customer-driven service with professionalism. TRUST AND RESPECT: Acting in good faith and understanding and appreciating differences.